Bandyopadhyay, Payel and Dey, Arjun and Roy, Sudakshina and Dey, Nitai and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop Kumar (2012) Nanomechanical properties inside the scratch grooves of soda-lime-silica glass. Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing , 107 (4). pp. 943-948. ISSN 0947-8396

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Advanced applications of glass span the range from biomedical technology to special optical lenses to mobile phones and computers. Such advanced applications demand high-precision machining, which is like multiple single scratches occurring simultaneously on the glass surface. However, in spite of the wealth of literature on scratch deformation behavior of glass there is no significant information available on whether the nanomechanical properties are affected inside the scratch grooves. Therefore, nanoindentation experiments were deliberately conducted at a fixed load of 100 mN through the scratch grooves made at various applied normal loads (5-15 N) at a constant speed of 200 mu m s(-1) on polished soda-lime-silica (SLS) glass slides. The results showed that depending upon the applied normal load used to generate the scratch grooves, the nanohardness and Young's modulus inside the scratch grooves decreased by about similar to 30-60% from the corresponding data of the undamaged SLS glass due to the presence of sub-surface shear deformation and microcracking as observed by optical, scanning and field emission scanning electron microscopy. A model for microcracked brittle solids was utilized to explain these results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soda-lime-silica glass; Scratch; Nanoindentation; Microcracks
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 10:57

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