Fracture toughness enhancement of brittle nanostructured materials by spatial heterogeneity: A micromechanical proof for CrN/Cr and TiN/SiOx multilayers

Rostislav Daniel, Michael Meindlhumer, Jakub Zalesak, Bernhard Sartory, Angelika Zeilinger, Christian Mitterer, Jozef Keckes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials & design
Issue number15 August
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 May 2016


  • Enhanced fracture toughness
  • Micromechanical testing
  • Nanostructured hierarchical materials
  • Property distributions

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