A model of size effects in nano-indentation

The indentation hardness-depth relation established by Nix and Gao [1998. Indentation size effects in crystalline materials: a law for strain gradient plasticity. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 46, 411-425] agrees well with the micro-indentation but not nano-indentation hardness data. We establish an analyti...

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Journal Title: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids Vol. 54; no. 8; pp. 1668 - 1686
Authors: Gang Feng, Y. Huang, William Nix, G, Pharr, K. Hwang, F. Zhang
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: 2006
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