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Postdoc in micromechanical characterization of lithium ion batteries

A one-plus-one year post-doctoral position is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The project aim is to develop reliable methods for material characterization of the mechanical properties on the micrometer scale.

The application deadline is 2021-04-15.

Apply on the KTH website:



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Nanoindentation processes in full view

The microelectronics revolution is one of the most influential drivers of current industrial developments. To probe the mechanical properties of ever shrinking materials and components, nanoindentation has come to be an omnipresent and indispensable method. In a recent combined experimental and computational approach, an international team of scientists was for the first time able to resolve the dynamic atomistic processes taking place at the elastic-plastic transition during nanoindentation.

How to obtain the Force-Indentation depth curve of nanoindentation FEA?

Dear all experts,

I did FEA of nanoindentation with using Abaqus and considered displacement of reference point (RP) on the indenter as a punching tool. Moreover, Abaqus/Explicit method  was applied for solving problems.

But I do not know how to plot Force-Indention depth curve via FEA with using Abaqus.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Call for Abstract : Fifth International Indentation Workshop, Nov.1-5, 2015, Richardson, USA.

Dear Colleagues,

Indentation, in particular, instrumented nanoindentation has become an elegant and effective technique for probing materials behavior at nanoscales and up.

We are now organizing the Fifth International Indentation Workshop (IIW5), which will take place at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA on November 1-5, 2015.

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Nanobrücken 2015: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop & Hysitron User Meeting

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and Hysitron, Inc. are pleased to present Nanobrücken 2015: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop & Hysitron User Meeting, which will take place on April 21-23, 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. Nanobrücken 2015 is the fifth edition of the now-annual Nanobrücken workshop series, having been hosted in both Saarbrücken and Dresden.

The Keynote Speaker for this year's workshop will be Prof. Mathias Göken, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Conversion of nanoindentation data into stress-strain curves

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Hello, colleagues! 

Could anybody help me with the problem? How to convert nanoindentation data (force - penetration depth) into stress-strain curves? Is there any method that allows to make such a conversion if Berkovich indenter was used?


Thank You!


Best regards, 

Loginov Pavel (NUST MISIS engineer)

Online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation)

Dear All, 


We (the NanoBIO Node at Illinois ) have a preliminary release of an online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation) tool using FEAP

This preliminary release is limited to linear elastic material, axisymmetric geometry, spherical rigid indenter, and various boundary conditions. 

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UPDATED: Nanobrücken 2014 Nanomechanical Testing Workshop

Dear Colleague: You are cordially invited to participate in the Nanobrücken 2014 Nanomechanical Testing Workshop, which will take place March 26-28, 2014 at INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the 4th edition of the annual Nanobrücken workshop series. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley).

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Nanobrücken 2014 Nanomechanical Testing Workshop

The Nanobrücken 2014
Nanomechanical Testing Workshop
will take place March 26-28, 2014 at INM -
Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the
4th edition of the now-annual Nanobrücken workshop series. This year's 
Keynote Speaker will be Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley).

Master position in R&D department of Robert Bosch


 Hello all,


Thank you for your application, the position is taken!


Regards and all the best for the new year,

H-Y Amanieu


Hello all,


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Hardness Evaluation of Biological Tissue Using Nanoindentation

The ability to accurately measure mechanical properties, using Nanoindentation, in the fields of Life Science has recently become an important aspect of many current studies. In some cases, understanding the mechanical properties of soft biological surfaces have helped uncover the mechanical effects of diseases. Understanding mechanical properties provides a context for identifying the local mechanical behavior linked to specific changes.

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New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing: Half Day Tutorial at TMS 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio

Half-day Tutorial at 2013 TMS in San Antonio
New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing 

The tutorial will start at 1pm Sunday, March 3rd and will discuss topics including:


Nanoindentation Techniques

Fatigue of thin films 

Testing at Elevated Temperatures 

Chemical and Environmental Effects  


Springer Publication- Invitation for chapter in nanomechanical book

Dear Friends,

The reputed Springer publication from The Netherlands has given me the responsibility to edit a book titled “Nanomechanical Analysis of High-Performance Materials”.

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The effect of an electric current on the nanoindentation behavior of tin

Electrical–thermal–mechanical interactions determine the reliability and performance of microelectromechanical devices and systems.
Using the nanoindentation technique the effect of an electric current on the indentation deformation of Sn strips was studied for an
indentation load in the range 50–200 lN. During the indentation an electric current density in the range 993.05–4087.89 A cm2
passed through the Sn strips, which introduced electrical–thermal–mechanical interactions. The experimental results showed that the

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Hydrogel Hardness Using Nanoindentation

Hydrogel is known for its super absorbency of water allowing for a close resemblance in flexibility as natural tissue. This close resemblance has made Hydrogel a common choice not only in biomaterials, but also electronics, environment and consumer good application such as contact lens. The use and diversity in application have each their own unique needs and requirements. One such requirement will be known and controlled mechanical properties using nanoindentation.

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Nano Puncture Resistance Using Nanoindentation

Traditional Puncture Tests are typically used to determine the penetration characteristics of a wide range of protective material such as films, foils or membrane. It is widely used in food and medical industries on applications ranging from food packaging to rubber gloves and needles. The test is preformed like that of a compressive test. A probe, with multiple tip selection, uses increasing load until material is penetrated and load is recorded at failure.

Post-Doc/PhD in mechanics of grain boundaries at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf

MPI für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Department for Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design
Post-Doc or PhD Position: Characterizing and modeling the mechanics of crystalline interfaces


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