Strength and toughness of interfaces at small scales

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: In-situ Characterization of Nanomaterials with Electrons, X-rays/Neutrons and Scanning Probes


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Mathias Göken

Project members:
Eva Preiß
Jan Philipp Liebig

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Allgemeine Werkstoffeigenschaften)

Funding source: DFG / Graduiertenkolleg (GRK)
Acronym: B3
Start date: 01/10/2013
End date: 30/09/2017


Research Fields

Mechanical Properties of Interfaces
Graduiertenkolleg 1896/2 In situ Mikroskopie mit Elektronen, Röntgenstrahlen und Rastersonden


Abstract (technical / expert description):


The mechanical properties of metals are strongly affected by interfaces. Within this project area micromechanical testing methods such as micro tensile testing, bulge testing and nanoindentation are applied to metallic thin films or micropillars. In-situ electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy are used to analyze the resulting deformation processes. The goal is to understand how grain boundaries and surfaces influence the strength and fracture toughness of metals.


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