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Indentation-Induced Damage Mechanisms in Germanium

Oliver, David; Bradby, Jodie; Williams, James; Swain, Michael Vincent; McGrouther, Damien; Munroe, Paul


The response of crystalline Ge to indentation has been studied over a range of maximum loads. At a certain load, an unusual 'giant pop-in' event occurs, in which a discontinuous extension of >1 μm is observed in the force-displacement curve. In such case

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Materials Research Society Meeting Fall 2006


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