Mechanical properties and fracture behavior of thin layers (GRK1896-B3)

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Acronym: GRK1896-B3

Start date : 01.10.2013

End date : 30.09.2017

Extension date: 30.09.2022

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In-situ Characterization of Nanomaterials with Electrons, X-rays/Neutrons and Scanning Probes (GRK 1896) Oct. 1, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2022

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Scientific Abstract

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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