Determination of hardness and modulus of thin films

Alexander M. Korsunsky, S. J. Bull

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Thin lms, coatings, and layers represent an important class of quasi-two-dimensional systems, which are characterized by one dimension (thickness) being much smaller than the other two. A further important distinction must be made depending on whether the thin lm is unsupported, is a surface coating (attached to a substrate on one side), or is an interlayer embedded between two solids or layers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films and Coatings
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical Properties
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781420094039
ISBN (Print)9781420094022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


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