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Table 1 Conditions of deformed layers on unloading

From: Nanoindentation-induced phase transformation and structural deformation of monocrystalline germanium: a molecular dynamics simulation investigation

  Crystallographic orientation
  (010) (101) (111)
Maximum depth of deformed layers (nm) 9.1 9.0 5.8
Recovery of the center (nm) 3.7 3.0 2.8
Description of deformed layers Thin at the center and thick at the circumference Thick at the center and thin at circumference Relatively uniform thickness