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Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids (Paperback)
  • Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids (Paperback)

Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids (Paperback)

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Paperback 476 Pages / Published: 21/04/2017
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Understanding the Basics of Nanoindentation and Why It Is Important

Contact damage induced brittle fracture is a common problem in the field of brittle solids. In the case of both glass and ceramics-and as it relates to both natural and artificial bio-materials-it has triggered the need for improved fabrication technology and new product development in the industry.

The Nanoindentation Technique Is Especially Dedicated to Brittle Materials

Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids highlights the science and technology of nanoindentation related to brittle materials, and considers the applicability of the nanoindentation technique. This book provides a thorough understanding of basic contact induced deformation mechanisms, damage initiation, and growth mechanisms. Starting from the basics of contact mechanics and nanoindentation, it considers contact mechanics, addresses contact issues in brittle solids, and explores the concepts of hardness and elastic modulus of a material. It examines a variety of brittle solids and deciphers the physics of deformation and fracture at scale lengths compatible with the microstructural unit block.

Discusses nanoindentation data analysis methods and various nanoindentation techniquesIncludes nanoindentation results from the authors' recent research on natural biomaterials like tooth, bone, and fish scale materialsConsiders the nanoindentation response if contact is made too quickly in glassExplores energy issues related to the nanoindentation of glassDescribes the nanoindentation response of a coarse grain aluminaExamines nanoindentation on microplasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings

Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids provides a brief history of indentation, and explores the science and technology of nanoindentation related to brittle materials. It also offers an in-depth discussion of indentation size effect; the evolution of shear induced deformation during indentation and scratches, and includes a collection of related research works.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138076532
Number of pages: 476
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


"This book is written in a very colloquial style and subdivided into many small sections each with a different group of authors... The emphasis is very much on the use of pointed indenters to investigate the micro and nano-mechanical properties of brittle materials. The strength of the book is the wide range of brittle materials that the book covers. It also provides the basis upon which the science of nano or instrumented indentation mechanics is based. ... a convenient reference book for students and researchers in the area of brittle materials."
--Michael Swain, Biomaterials, The University of Sydney, Australia

"The book covers a wide range of topics and as such can attract a wide variety of the audience. ... for insight of practical issues that are encountered when dealing with nanoindentation and brittle materials. It can also serve as a valuable source of references in the field."
--Jiri Nemecek, Czech Technical University in Prague

"... a simple but powerful resource for students, researchers and faculty who want to work in areas of emerging materials needs in fields of space, defense, biomedical, etc."
-Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, ReIgnite Strategy / Georgetown University

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