Indentation size effects in single crystal Cu as revealed by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction

For a Cu single crystal, we find that indentation hardness increases with decreasing indentation depth, a phenomenon widely observed before and called the indentation size effect (ISE). To understand the underlying mechanism, we measure the lattice rotations in indentations of different sizes using...

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Journal Title: Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 104; no. 4; pp. 43501 - 43513
Authors: Gang Feng, W. Nix, A. Budiman, N. Tamura, J. Patel
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: 08/15/2008
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