Micromechanical characterization of shales through nanoindentation and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry
Yuriy B Veytskin, Vamsi K Tammina, Christopher P Bobko, Patrick G Hartley, Michael B Clennell, David N Dewhurst, Raymond R Dagastine
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017
The authors gratefully acknowledge the use of the laboratory facilities at CSIRO Minerals Business Unit in Clayton, and at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Special acknowledgement goes to Dr. Lauren Hyde at the University of Melbourne and Dr. Aaron Torpy at CSIRO Minerals for assistance with instrumentation, as well as to Cameron Davidson at CSIRO Minerals for assistance with sample preparation. Paul Marschall and the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra, Switzerland) are thanked for supplying the Opalinus Clay samples. The authors acknowledge administration of this project by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and funding by CSIRO Energy.