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Dynamic mechanical characterization of magnetic tapes using nanoindentation techniques

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2 Author(s)
Li, Xiaodong ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA ; Bhushan, B.

The continuous stiffness measurement (CSM) technique was used to study the contact stiffness, elastic modulus, hardness, and creep behavior of a metal-particle (MP) tape, metal evaporated (ME) tapes with and without diamond like carbon (DLC) coating and a PET substrate. Nanoscratch and wear experiments were conducted using a nanoindenter with a nanoscratch attachment and a ball-on-flat tribometer, respectively. A good correlation between mechanical properties and scratch/wear damage was found. The relationship between tape structures and mechanical/tribological properties is discussed

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 4 )