A Review of Patented Works on the Mechanical Characterization of Materials at Micro- and Nano-Scale
There are many contributions stemming from this research area, the purpose of the present work is to give an overview of the most recent patented works. The focus will be directed to selected patents on the mechanical characterization of both micro- and nanosamples, like nanotubes and nanowires. Special emphasis will be given to the methods suited for the determination of elastic properties, fracture resistance and residual stresses of materials.
Keywords: Bending Tests; Compression Tests; Fatigue Tests; MEMS; NEMS; Nanoindentation Tests; Poisson ratio; Resonant Tests; Tensile Tests; Tension test; Young modulus; alloys; aluminum; atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM); atomic force microscopy (AFM); carbon nanotubes; copper; fracture strength; gold; mechanical characterization; mechanical properties; metals and; microscale tests; nanoscale tests; nanostructured; nickel; polycrystalline silicon; polymers; polymide; residual stresses; silicides; silver; single crys-tal silicon; superplasticity; uniaxial tensile load; yield strength; zinc oxide nanowires
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2011
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