In situ micro-compression of a Zr-based BMG pillar at 100°C

In situ micro-compression of a Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 (at.%) bulk metallic glass (Vitreloy 1) 2 ?m pillar at 100°C

J.M. Wheeler, R. Raghavan and J. Michler, “Temperature invariant flow stress during micro-compression of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass,” Scripta Materialia 67 (2012) 125-128.

CrN micro-DCB

In situ micro-compression of a micro-double cantilever beam (mDCB) made of a CrAlSiN hard coating to measure its fracture toughness. Tests were performed at the EMPA Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures in Thun, Switzerland, and samples were fabricated at the University of Cambridge.

S. Liu, J.M. Wheeler, P.R. Howie, X.T. Zeng, J. Michler & W.J. Clegg, “Measuring the fracture resistance of hard coatings,” Applied Physics Letters 102 (2013) 171907.

Strain Rate Jump Indentation of Ultrafine-grained Aluminum

In situ, strain rate jump nanoindentation of ultrafine-grained aluminum at ambient temperature. Tests were performed at the EMPA Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures in Thun, Switzerland, and samples were fabricated at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

J.M. Wheeler, V. Meier, K. Durst, M. Göken & J. Michler, “Deformation mechanisms of ultra-fine-grained aluminum using elevated temperature, strain rate jump indentation,” Materials Science and Engineering: A (2013)

In situ Scratch Test of a Magesium alloy at 75°C

Demonstration of an in situ scratch test of a magnesium alloy at elevated temperature.