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Indentation techniques have become widely used in the characterization of brittle solids due to their simplicity, cost effectiveness, rapidness, and maybe most importantly, the indenter itself can be used as a mechanical microprobe in thin films, interfaces, grain boundaries, and nanocomposites. The papers in these proceedings cover measurement techniques, reliability of, and problems associated with this testing method. Also included is the application of nano-indentation technique, as a new frontier in brittle solids characterization, e.g., thin film and nano-composite materials.
Accuracy of Empirical Formulae to Measure the Toughness of Transformation-Toughened Ceramics - How Accurate Do You Need Your KIC? (A.G. Solomah).
Vickers Indentation: A Powerful Tool for the Analysis of Fatigue Behavior on Glasses (V.M. Sglavo and M. Bertoldi).
Nano-Indentation as a Complimentary Method to XRD and RCA for Calculating Residual Stress in Thin Films (W.D. Nothwang, C. Hubbard, E. Ngo and M.W. Cole).
Strength Degradation from Contact Fatigue in Dental Crown Composites (D.Y. Lee, S.-J. Lee, I.-S. Park, D.-J. Kim and B.-Y. Kim).
Application of Focused Ion Beam Miller in Indentation Fracture Characterization (R.J. Moon, Z.-H. Xie, M. Hoffman, P.R. Munroe and Y.-B. Cheng).
Local T/M Phase Amount Determination in the Vicinity of Indentations and Scratches in Zirconia (M.T. Dorn and K.G. Nickel).
Investigation of the Creep Behavior of a Ceramic-based Composite Using Nanoindentation Testing of the Creeping Constituent (R. Goodall, A. Kahl, T.W. Clyne and J.A. Fernie).
An Experimental Assessment of Using Crack-Opening Displacements to Determine Indentation Toughness from Vickers Indents (J.J. Kruzic and R.O. Ritchie).
Combined Nanoindentation Technique and Acoustic Determination of the Elastic Properties of Float Glass Surface (O. Goodman and B. Derby).
Microindentation of Thermal Barrier Coatings Using High-Temperature Displacement Sensitive Indenter (C.-H. Kim, A.H. Heuer and B.D. Kernan).
Residual Stress Bend Effect Due to Diamond-Tip Scribing of an Al2O3-TiC Composite Ceramic (B.W. Austin, T. Randall and R.O. Scattergood).
Ductile Grinding of Brittle Materials (R.O. Scattergood).
Nano-Compression of Carbon Micro-Balloons with a Flat-Ended Cylindrical Indenter (G. Gouadec, K. Carlisle, K.K. Chawla, M.C. Koopman, G.M. Gladysz and M. Lewis).
Open Forum: Vickers Indentation Technique - Problems and Solutions (A.G. Solomah).