Inorganic Materials

, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 1088–1091 | Cite as

Microindentation behavior of CoGaInS4 layered crystals

  • D. Z. Grabko
  • V. F. Zhitar’
  • N. A. Palistrant


CoGaInS4 crystals were grown by iodide vapor transport, and their mechanical properties (load-dependent Vickers microhardness and anisotropic scratch hardness) were studied. The plastic deformation and brittle fracture of the crystals were examined. The physical processes accompanying microindentation were discussed.


Acoustic Emission Layered Crystal Indentation Load Uniform Compression Acoustic Emission Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Z. Grabko
    • 1
  • V. F. Zhitar’
    • 1
  • N. A. Palistrant
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of MoldovaInstitute of Applied PhysicsChisinauMoldova

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