Nanoindentation studies on nanoscaled polymeric films

Kebin Geng, Fuqian Yang, Thad Druffel, Eric A. Grulke

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Measurement of the mechanical properties of Nanoscaled polymer films is important for the fabrication and design of nanoscaled layered materials. Nanoindentation was used to study the viscoelastic deformation of nanoscaled polymeric films with thicknesses of 47 nm, 125 nm and 3000 nm. The reduced contact modulus increases with the indentation load and penetration depth due to the effect of substrate, which is quantitatively in agreement with an elastic contact model. The flow of the nanoscaled films subjected to constant indentation loads is shear-thinning and can be described by a linear relation between the indentation depth and time with the stress exponent being 1/2.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2005Nov 4 2005


Conference05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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