High-temperature nanoindentation behavior of Al/SiC multilayers

S. Lotfian, J. M. Molina-Aldareguia, K. E. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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