Webinar on Mechanical properties of nano-scale materials and thin films: Nano-indentation and related techniques

General information

Duration: 1 hour
Date: 24 November 2016
Time: 9.00 to 10.00 a.m. (UK time)
Language: English
Venue: online
Cost: free


Dr. André Clausner is a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems -IKTS in Germany. He finished his Diplomingenieur degree in applied mechanics in 2007 and joined afterwards the International Research Training Group „Materials and Concepts for Advanced Interconnects” working in the field of advanced materials for microelectronics until 2010.

He joined Fraunhofer IKTS-MD in 2013 after completing his dissertation at the Technical University Chemnitz in physics, focusing on the area of nanoindentation. The goal of his doctoral work was the evaluation of nanoindentation methods for the determination of yield stresses in various classes of materials. He brings with him a vast knowledge in the field of (nano/micro-) mechanical behavior of materials and characterization methods.


What you will learn

  • Mechanical testing in small scales
  • Theory and practical use of nanoindentation
  • Size dependencies of mechanical material behavior
  • Fracture toughness measurements in small scales
  • Special problems in porous thin film testing

Through this webinar you will be provided a foundation to be able to pursue further studies on small scale mechanical materials testing.

What you are required to participate

You will need to have basic knowledge in materials science, experimental mechanics, and solid state physics or comparable to participate in the webinar.

How to register

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