Title: Adhesion and Elasticity in Nanoscale Indentation
Authors: SIRGHI LUCELROSSI FRANCOIS
Citation: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS vol. 89 no. 243118 p. 1-3
Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC36108
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC36108
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The present work proposes an extension of Oliver-Pharr analysis [J. Mater. Res. 7, 1564 (1992)] of unloading force-displacement data obtained in nanoscale indentation experiments to account for contact adhesion. The loading force is considered a sum of the contact elastic and adhesion forces. During the unloading, both forces suffer variations. For conical geometry, the unloading force-displacement curve is described by a sum of a quadratic term (accounting for the elastic force) and a linear term (accounting for adhesive force). Results of atomic force microscopy indentation experiments performed with sharpened silicon tips on poly(dimethylsiloxane) agreed well with the prediction of the proposed theoretical model.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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