Depth-sensing indentation tests in studying plastic instabilities

N.Q. Chinh, J. Gubicza, Zs. Kovács, J. Lendvai
2004 Journal of Materials Research  
This review surveys the phenomenon of plastic instabilities occurring in depth-sensing indentation measurements. Investigations presented focus on the characterization of Portevin-Le Châtelier type instabilities observed in different metal alloys during indentation. The effect of some important factors such as solute concentration, the formation of Guinier-Preston zones, and grain size and orientation are described and discussed. The phenomenon of plastic instabilities as serrated flow recently
more » ... observed in bulk metallic glasses is also briefly reviewed.
doi:10.1557/jmr.2004.0004 fatcat:zy5fglgnxvccfgqner7ysdwml4