Extraction of flow behavior and hall–petch parameters using a nanoindentation multiple sharp tip approach

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An appealing idea to material scientists is to characterize the mechanical behavior of materials with minimal experimental effort while guaranteeing highly reliable results. Nanoindentation is a candidate technique to reach this objective. Though it is already a standard method to extract hardness and Young's modulus, the technique is not yet fully exploited. The authors demonstrate on the example of Ni and W, with microstructures ranging from single crystalline to nanocrystalline dimensions, how Hall–Petch parameters and flow curves can be extracted by using four pyramidal tips with varying apex angle. Applying appropriate definitions of indentation stress and strain and considering the indentation size effect, the obtained values coincidence well with literature values determined by uniaxial tests.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1600669
Number of pages9
Journal Advanced engineering materials
Issue number4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Nov 2016

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