Table 5

Comparison of MD simulation results with the literature
Hardness (GPa) Young's modulus (GPa)
Case 1 of this study - wet indentation 19.5 to 25.5 194.1
Case 2 of this study - dry indentation 12.7 to 21.7 255.3
MD simulation by Fang et al. [37] 20.4 to 43.4 283.4 to 444.9
MD simulation by Leng et al. [38] 23 N/A
Nano-indentation experiment [36] 7.1 to 10 135
Micro-indentation experiment 2.1 [39] 116 to 126 [40]

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