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An Indentation Test for Measuring Adhesion Toughness of Thin Films Under High Residual Compression With Application to Diamond Films

  • M. D. Drory (a1) and J. W. Hutchinson (a2)


Adhesion measurement of brittle coatings on ductile substrates is examined with emphasis on diamond–coated metals. The experimental aspects of determining film adhesion is discussed through measurement of the interface toughness by a brale indentation method.



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