Nanoindentation instruments make highly localised and accurate measurements of mechanical properties such as hardness and elastic modulus by precise positioning of where the indentations are made. Over the last 25 years nanoindentation has become increasingly popular with an ever greater range of applications as the technique has developed and expanded.
This one-day meeting at NPL highlights recent developments in the field and discusses novel applications on coatings and bulk materials.
The program features presentations on a wide range of topics including indentation size effects, indentation creep, micro-mapping, fracture toughness measurement, micro-cantilever bending, nanomechanical testing of biomaterials, elevated temperature nanoindentation and much more.
The meeting will be of interest to academic researchers, postgraduate students and users of nanoindentation in industry.
Poster presentations are very welcome (maximum 10). If you would like to present a poster please email Dr Ben Beake (email@example.com) with an abstract.