INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTED INDENTATION TESTING
Editor's Note: This article is part of the ET Feature Series on Nanomechanical Characterization of Materials by Nanoindentation (instrumented indentation testing) which lends itself to testing small volumes of material. This series features articles describing the main experimental technique(s), background theory and data reduction, testing of polymers, and low-k thin films. Additionally, most recent developments in these techniques will be addressed throughout the series. Series editor: Ibrahim Miskioglu, Michigan Technological University.