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Metadata in Nanoindentation and Micromechanical Testing

The Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) offers services and advice on research data management. The NFDI-MatWerk consortium focuses on the subjects of materials science and technology. On this page, the Participant Project (PP) on the subject of “Nanoindentation and Micromechanical Testing” introduces itself.

The Working Group “Nanoindentation and Micromechanical Testing” focuses on the development and application of different micro/nanomechanical testing methods to study the structure-property relationships of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Nanoindentation has proven particularly powerful for exploring mechanical behaviors at small-length scales and is widely employed in the materials science community as well as in industry. It is highly versatile and can be applied to all materials classes allowing the extraction of, e.g., elastic, plastic, and fracture properties. Even standard nanoindentation experiments are already “high-throughput“, and even more so the novel high-speed nanoindentation techniques yielding thousands of indents within a few minutes. In this working group we combine the expertise of researchers working with different instrumentation and data formats, and aim at defining unified data- and analysis frameworks for nanoindentation and other micromechanical (in-situ) testing methods.


Prof. Dr. Erica LilleoddenExperimental Materials Mechanics
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten DurstLehrstuhl für Materialwissenschaft
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Ruth SchwaigerMicrostructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Dr. Steffen BrinckmannMicrostructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2)
Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Rasterkraftmikroskopische Aufnahme (AFM) einer Nanoindentation mit einem Berkovich-Indenter in SiliziumRasterkraftmikroskopische Aufnahme (AFM) einer Nanoindentation mit einem Berkovich-Indenter in Silizium