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Special Issue "Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics, Characterization, Modelling, and Nanodevices".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2020.
We warmly invite you to submit papers for publication, containing original research describing advances in nano-mechanical testing of materials or devices, and/or the research and development of nano-enabled materials. This may include, among other things:
- Nano-scale measurements of materials or the measured properties of nanomaterials (such as: mechanical, tribological, fatigue); particularly welcome are reports of new properties or properties with a clear route to exploitation.
- New or improved models, test methods, test protocols, and or testing devices applicable to small volume testing or the testing of nanomaterials.
- Research and development into defining and overcoming the challenges of predicting larger-scale properties or performance from test results obtained at smaller length-scales; including investigations of plasticity and other size effects and the development of length-scale enabled constitutive models.
This Special Issue is also ideally suited to key overview or key conclusions papers or other high impact work from collaborative projects where instant open access is desirable, e.g., to satisfy funding body rapid open access requirements, and to accelerate impact.
Prof. Nigel Jennett
Dr. Xiaodong Hou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- size effects
- small scale testing
- length-scale enabled constitutive properties
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Round Robin into best practices for Indentation Size Effects determination
Author: Ana Ruiz-Moreno
Affiliation: European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate, Westerduinweg 3, 1755LE Petten, the Netherlands
Email: [email protected]
Abstract: The paper presents a statistical study of nanoindentation results obtained in seven European laboratories which have joined a round robin exercise to assess methods for the evaluation of indentation size effects. The study focuses on the characterization of ferritic/martensitic steels T91 and Eurofer97, envisaged as structural materials for nuclear fission and fusion applications, respectively. Depth-controlled single cycle measurements at various final indentation depths, force-controlled single cycle and force-controlled progressive multi-cycle measurements using a Berkovich tip at room temperature have been combined to determine the indentation hardness and the elastic modulus as a function of depth using the Oliver and Pharr analysis. Intra- and inter-laboratory variabilities have been determined. An elastic modulus correction has been applied to the hardness data to compensate for materials related systematic errors, like pile-up behaviour which is not accounted for by the Oliver and Pharr theory, and other sources of instrumental or methodological bias. The correction modifies the statistical hardness profiles and allows determining more reliable indentation size effects.