30 Years of Oliver-Pharr: Then, Now and the Future of Nanoindentation
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Co-Guest Editors: Benoit Merle
Publication Date: June 2022
Keywords: Characterization, Mechanical Properties, Nanoindentation
Scope: The 1992 seminal publication by W.C. Oliver and G.M. Pharr laid a cornerstone for the development of nanoindentation as reference technique for nanomechanical characterization. The “Oliver-Pharr” method has enabled numerous transformative research efforts in a wide range of fields spanning materials science, geology, biology and medicine. This special topic is devoted to its amazing range of applications, as well as the current developments and future trends that it continues to inspire.