Hall-Petch breakdown manifested in abrasive wear resistance of nanocrystalline nickel

TitleHall-Petch breakdown manifested in abrasive wear resistance of nanocrystalline nickel
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSchuh, CA, Nieh, TG, Yamasaki, T
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume46
Issue10
Pagination735 - 740
Date Published2002/05/24/
Abstract

The abrasion resistance of electrodeposited nanocrystalline nickel is investigated using the nanoscratch technique with a ramping load. At the finest grain sizes studied (12-14 nm), a breakdown in Hall-Petch hardening is observed directly in hardness data, as well as indirectly in scratch resistance. The changes in abrasive wear behavior are quantitatively commensurate with the changes in hardness, despite the apparent transition in deformation mechanisms at the finest grain sizes. (C) 2002 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.