Chapter 17. “Superhard” Materials

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch17

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) “Superhard” Materials, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470226520

Online ISBN: 9780470446836

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Keywords:

  • hardness - resistance of a material;
  • diamond - benchmark for hardness;
  • volume changes, affecting average distances between electrons

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles for High Hardness

  • Friction at High Loads

  • Superhard Materials

  • References