This paper describes a new method of dynamic nanoindentation testing whereby, instead of the imposition of a single sinusoidal modulation onto the driving force signal, a multiple-frequency modulation is applied and a Fourier analysis used to extract frequency-dependent mechanical properties. The instrument response is cancelled by the use of a reference transfer function using an equalization process. The present work gives details of the method and presents some example measurements.
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The author wishes to acknowledge the considerable contribution of J. S. Field to this work.
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Fischer-Cripps, A. Multiple-Frequency Nanoindentation Testing. MRS Online Proceedings Library 841, R4.3 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-841-R4.3