Nano-Indentation Hardness Measurements as a Characterization Technique of SiC- and Pyrolytic Carbon Layers of Experimental PBMR Coated Particles

  1. Dileep Singh,
  2. Jonathan Salem,
  3. Sanjay Mathur and
  4. Tatsuki Ohji
  1. I. J. van Rooyen1,2,
  2. E. Nquma1,
  3. J. Mahlangu1 and
  4. J. H. Neethling2

Published Online: 19 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470944127.ch8

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31

How to Cite

van Rooyen, I. J., Nquma, E., Mahlangu, J. and Neethling, J. H. (2010) Nano-Indentation Hardness Measurements as a Characterization Technique of SiC- and Pyrolytic Carbon Layers of Experimental PBMR Coated Particles, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31 (eds D. Singh, J. Salem, S. Mathur and T. Ohji), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470944127.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Pty) Ltd, Centurion, South Africa

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470594674

Online ISBN: 9780470944127

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Keywords:

  • nano-indentation hardness measurements;
  • pyrolytic carbon layers;
  • pebble bed modular reactor;
  • chemical vapour deposition;
  • decomposition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nano-Indentation Hardness Measurement as a Characterization Technique

  • SiC Nano-Indentation Hardness Measurement Benchmark

  • Experimental Design

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusion