Experimental Analysis of the ElasticPlastic Transition During Nanoindentation of Single Crystal AlphaSilicon Nitride Academic Article uri icon


  • The elastic-to-plastic transition in single crystal -silicon nitride was experimentally characterized through a series of nanoindentation experiments using a spherical indenter. The experimental results provide a quantitative description of the critical shear strengths for the transition, as well as estimates of the shear modulus and nanohardness of the material. 2012 The American Ceramic Society.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Jang, J., Bei, H., Becher, P. F., & Pharr, G. M.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Jang, Jae‐il||Bei, Hongbin||Becher, Paul F||Pharr, George M

editor list (cited editors)

  • Page, T.

publication date

  • July 2012