S13: Experimental nanomechanics

Christoph Kirchlechner on Molina
Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE Dusseldorf, Germany),
Jon Molina (IMDEA Materials, Spain)

Micro and Nanomechanical testing methods have become extremely important to characterize the mechanical behavior of materials. There has been a rapid expansion of available testing strategies in recent years to examine elastic, plastic, and fracture properties of materials at small scales, with control of loading mode, strain rate, temperature and atmosphere, including in situ and in operando testing techniques. Moreover, efforts have also focused on exploiting these techniques at large scales, often using data driven and artificial intelligence algorithms.

This symposium aims to bring together this research community, particularly those adopting interdisciplinary approaches in micro and nanomechanics with the objective of gaining insights into the small scale mechanical behavior of structural, biological and/or functional materials and structures. The targeted topics are:

  • Nanoindentation, microbending, micropillar compression and others
  • Testing of nanostructures, thin-films and coatings
  • Interface and grain boundary phenomena
  • Time-resolved in situ SEM, EBSD, AFM, X-Ray/synchrotron and TEM mechanical testing
  • In operando and in vitro micro- and nanomechanical testing
  • Deformation mechanisms and fracture phenomema bridging lenth scales
  • Testing under extreme conditions (high and low temperature, high strain rates, hydrogen environments, radiation,…)
  • In operando and in vitro micro- and nanomechanical testing
  • Important Dates

    Abstract submission

    • October 1st, 2023
      Beginning of abstract submission

    • December 22nd, 2023
      January 14th, 2024
      Abstract submission deadline


    • March 1st, 2024
      Early registration deadline

    • April 1st, 2024
      Last registration for presenting authors with accepted abstract

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