Deformation characteristics of WC micropillars

Tamás Csanádi, Marek Bľanda, Annamária Duszová, Nguyen Q. Chinh, Péter Szommer, Ján Dusza

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The mechanical response under nano-compression test of single crystal tungsten-carbide (WC) micropillars prepared by focused ion beam from oriented facets of WC grains in WC-Co system was investigated. Depth-sensing indentation and scanning electron microscopy were used for the micro-mechanical test and damage characterization, respectively. A strong influence of the orientation on Young's modulus, yield and rupture stress values was found, with higher values for pillars with axes orientated perpendicularly to the basal plane of the WC grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4099-4103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Deformation
  • FIB
  • Micropillar
  • WC
  • Yield stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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