Investigation of mechanical properties of ε-zirconium hydride using micro- and nano-indentation techniques

Jiujun Xu, San-Qiang Shi

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Mechanical properties of metal hydrides are difficult to measure because of the difficulties in making flaw-free macro-size specimens. Nano-indentation and micro-indentation techniques were used in this report to study mechanical properties of zirconium hydrides (ZrH1.83). Hardness, apparent Young's modulus, yield stress and fracture toughness of zirconium hydrides were measured and compared to the values for a zirconium sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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