Advanced micro-mechanics for combinatorial materials science

Dr. Jeffrey Wheeler

Micro-mechanical testing has advanced significantly over the last two decades from nanoindentation at ambient conditions to advanced micro-compression and fracture toughness testing over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates. It’s now possible to perform nearly all conventional, bulk scale mechanical tests on the micron scale, as well. This opens exciting possibilities for materials discovery by investigating combinatorial libraries of compositions of alloys and intermetallics.

Overview D-MATL Seminar 2018