Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices

  • Fuqian Yang
  • James C.M. Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Mototsugu Sakai
    Pages 1-47
  3. Xue Feng , Yonggang Huang , Keh-chih Hwang
    Pages 48-68
  4. Yang-Tse Cheng, David S. Grummon
    Pages 69-84
  5. Fuqian Yang
    Pages 85-101
  6. Yousheng Zhang , Eunice Phay Shing Tan, Chorng Haur Sow, Chwee Teck Lim
    Pages 102-117
  7. Juergen Biener, A.V. Hamza, A.M. Hodge
    Pages 118-135
  8. Tong-Yi Zhang
    Pages 209-279
  9. Bei Peng, Yugang Sun, Yong Zhu, Hsien-Hau Wang, Horacio Espinosa D.
    Pages 280-304
  10. Robert R. Keller, Donna C. Hurley, David T. Read, Paul Rice
    Pages 305-340
  11. Alberto Corigliano, Fabrizio Cacchione, Sarah Zerbini
    Pages 341-375
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 1-3

About this book


Nanoscale and nanostructured materials have exhibited different physical properties from the corresponding macroscopic coarse-grained materials due to the size confinement. As a result, there is a need for new techniques to probe the mechanical behavior of advanced materials on the small scales. Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices presents the latest advances in the techniques of mechanical testing on the micro- and nanoscales, which are necessary for characterizing the mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials and structures.

Written by a group of internationally recognized authors, this book covers topics such as:

  • Techniques for micro- and nano- mechanical characterization;
  • Size effects in the indentation plasticity;
  • Characterization of low-dimensional structure including nanobelts and nanotubes;
  • Characterization of smart materials, including piezoelectric materials and shape memory alloys;
  • Analysis and modeling of the deformation of carbon-nanotubes.

Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices is a valuable resource for engineers and researchers working in the area of mechanical characterization of advanced materials.


Nanoindentation Nanotube advanced materials carbon nanotubes composite deformation electromechanical interaction material metal nanostructure size-dependent deformation small-scale structure surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Fuqian Yang
    • 1
  • James C.M. Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Chemical &, Materials EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of RochesterRochesterU.S.A.

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