Ex situ and in situ measurements of the shear strength of interfaces in metallic multilayers

N. Li, N. A. Mara, J. Wang, P. Dickerson, J. Y. Huang, A. Misra

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Abstract

Interfaces are generally weaker in terms of shearing and debonding in comparison to perfect grains since atoms within interfaces usually have low coordination bonds. In this letter, we report the experimental measurements of the shear strength of Cu-Nb interfaces by using quantitative ex situ and in situ indentations. The interface shear strength is estimated from experiments in the range of 0.3-0.55 GPa, which is consistent with atomistic simulations and evidence of the weak interface strengthening mechanisms in metallic multilayers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cu-Nb interface
  • In situ indentation
  • Multilayer
  • Shear strength

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