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 0957-4484Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nanotechnology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||07 Oct 2012 16:07|
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2016 01:44|
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