Nanomechanical properties of nanostructured titanium prepared by SMAT

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-213
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


The nanomechanical properties of commercially pure titanium treated by the surface mechanical attrition treatment have been investigated by nanoindentation and nanoscratch measurements. The decreasing grain size produced by this surface nanocrystallization method using random plastic deformation leads to significant increases in hardness and scratch resistance. The top nanostructured surface layer presents also a much better friction property than that of the titanium matrix. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Nanoindentation, Nanoscratch, Nanostructured materials, Titanium