TITLE

Fracture toughness from submicron derived indentation cracks

AUTHOR(S)
Scholz, T.; Schneider, G. A.; Muñoz-Saldaña, J.; Swain, M. V.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/19/2004, Vol. 84 Issue 16, p3055
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Indentation tests with loads between 0.5 and 10 mN were performed on fused quartz, (0001) oriented sapphire and (001) oriented barium titanate. The resulting submicron cracks were used to determine the fracture toughness KIC of the tested samples. The indentation crack length method was applicable, but a c/a dependency of the constant of proportionality was found. In addition, a very effective and simple approach—using the extra penetration of the indenter, due to the formation of cracks, so called pop-in—was used to determine KIC. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
12817090

 

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