High-temperature nanoindentation behavior of Al/SiC multilayers

S Lotfian, JM Molina-Aldareguia, KE Yazzie, J Llorca, Nikhilesh Chawla

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Nanoscale Al/SiC composite laminates have unique properties, such as high strength, high toughness, and damage tolerance. In this article, the high-temperature nanoindentation response of Al/SiC nanolaminates is explored from room temperature up to 300°C. Selected nanoindentations were analyzed postmortem using focused ion beam and transmission electron microscopy to ascertain the microstructural changes and the deformation mechanisms operating at high temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2012


  • high-temperature nanoindentation
  • metal–ceramic multilayer
  • Al/SiC


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