Special Issue "Micromechanical Characterisation and Structures of Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: micromechanics; synchrotron characterisation; electron microscopy; nanoindentation techniques
Recent decades have seen significant technological advances within the fields of microscopy, piezoelectrics and X-ray focusing optics. For example, focused ion beam systems, nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy and micro/nano-focus synchrotron beamlines have made substantial progress in terms of capabilities and are becoming increasingly available to the research community. These combined capabilities have provided access to an entirely new experimental design space within the field of mechanics, such that the quantification of mechanical properties at the micro-to-nanoscale is now becoming routinely possible. The insights gained from this type of analysis have significant implications for technique optimisation and material design. In particular, they are being used to help to understand and optimise state-of-the-art material systems and production techniques to provide increased capabilities and performance.
In this Special Issue, recent developments within the field of micromechanics and structural characterisation will be highlighted and discussed. Submissions will be welcomed across a broad range of material systems, with the central theme of high-resolution characterisation particularly focusing on technique development and novel approaches.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Alexander J G Lunt
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Microscale characterisation
- Mechanical testing
- Nano/microscale materials
- Technique optimization
- Electron microscopy
- Focused ion beam (FIB) techniques
- Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
- Diffraction methods