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Characterization of surface damage via contact probes

Warren, P. D. and Kolosov, Oleg and Roberts, S. G. and Briggs, G. A. D. (1996) Characterization of surface damage via contact probes. Nanotechnology, 7 (3). pp. 288-294. ISSN 0957-4484

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Abstract

The mechanical performance of brittle structural materials, such as engineering ceramics, decreases drastically in the presence of cracks which are inevitably introduced during material preparation via machining and polishing. For functional brittle materials (glasses and semiconductors) their optical and electronic properties may also be affected by the presence of such cracks; furthermore, 'chemical damage' in the form of surface contamination may arise after polishing. We present here two contrasting methods, both utilizing the mechanical probing of a surface, to evaluate such damage.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nanotechnology
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 57421
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2012 16:07
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57421

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