Mechanical characterization of materials is of utmost importance in the design and development of new materials. Accurate measurement of properties such as Young’s Modulus, Hardness (Vickers, Shore), creep rates, fracture toughness, yield point and fracture strength is needed for the complex design challenges from MEMS to jet engines. Techniques such as nanoindentation, tensile testing and in-situ EBSD correlative measurements are the most common ways to characterize materials these days.
Measuring the stiffness, yield strength and fracture strength of fibers.
Determining the size dependence on the fracture force of microbeads/microspheres
Quantitative characterization of crystalline materials for plastic deformation and strengthening mechanisms