Deformation mechanism of WC single crystals under nanoindentation: Effects of surface defects and orientation on pop-in and hysteresis

Nanoindentation was carried out on pure tungsten carbide (WC) on the basal (0001) and prismatic (1010) planes, using Berkovich and spherical indenters, in both single load and multi-load testing. The work focuses on correlating the load-displacement curves, including elastic to plastic deformation,...

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Main Authors: De Luca, F. (Author), Gee, M. (Author), Mingard, K. (Author), Wang, H. (Author), Zhang, H. (Author)
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier Ltd 2022
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