Decrease of Nano-hardness at Ultra-low Indentation Depths in Copper Single Crystal
Stanisław Kucharski , Dariusz Jarząbek , Anna Piątkowska , Stefania Woźniacka
AbstractIn the present study, we report a detailed investigation of the unusual size effect in single crystals. For the experiments we specified the hardness in single crystalline copper specimens with different orientations ((001), (011) and (111)) using Oliver-Pharr method. Our results indicates that with decreasing load, after the value of the hardness reached its maximum, it starts to decrease for very small indentation depths (<150 nm). For the sake of accuracy of hardness determination we have developed two AFM-based methods to evaluate contact area between tip and indented material. The proposed exact measurement of the contact area, which includes the effect of pile-up and sink-in patterns, can partially explain the strange behaviour, however, the decrease of hardness at low loads is still observed. At higher loads range the specified hardness is practically constant.
|Journal series||Experimental Mechanics, ISSN 0014-4851, e-ISSN 1741-2765|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||copper, single crystal, nanoindentation, AFM, size effect|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score|| = 35.0, 24-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 24-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 12; : 2016 = 1.478; : 2016 = 2.091 (2) - 2016=2.183 (5)|
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