The combined application of nanoindentation and scanning probe microscopy to materials sciences

Péter Nagy, Ágnes Csanády, Balázs Vero, Gábor Pálinkás, Erika Kálmán

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Nanoindentation, as all depth sensing hardness measurement techniques has different sources of error compared to conventional hardness and microhardness test methods. Surface effects, as roughness of the polished sample, and pile-up and sinking-in effects during the indentation process greatly affect the measured hardness value. Combination of the nanoindentation equipment with atomic force microscopy facilitates the study of these effects, and offers a key procedure also for methodological development in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Feb 19 2003
Event3rd Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 14 2001Oct 17 2001



  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Hardness test
  • Nanoindentation
  • Pile-up
  • Relaxation
  • Shape distortion
  • Sinking-in

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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