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Some interesting recent developments in indentation techniques covering the time span since the first workshop devoted to these techniques held in the European Institute for Transuranium Elements in 1985 are summarised. Indentation techniques have found an even broader range of applications, and progress in theory has also been achieved. Though glasses are still a favourite material, for which effects as diverse as radiation damage on crack growth and temperature on crack annealing were recently studied, ceramic materials and hardmetals are also investigated, including high technology ceramics. For specific applications such as for radioactive materials, indentation techniques are still the most suitable means of obtaining information on fracture properties. Typical examples of recent work are given.

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Authors: MATZKE H-J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd International Workshop on Indentation Techniques in connection with 7th SIMCER, Bologna (IT), Dec. 13-16, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34391 ORA
Record Number: 199011559 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en