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5th European Symposium on nanomechanical testing


in the "Gründer und Service Zentrum Hückelhoven" in Hückelhoven / Germany

organized in collaboration with


07. - 09. September 2004

Program Committee

Prof. George Pharr / University of Tennessee
Prof. Peter Grau / Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Mathias Göken / Universität Erlangen
Dr. Steve Bull / University of Newcastle / UK
Dr. Ude Hangen / SURFACE

The Symposium follows up the European Symposia on nano-mechanical Testing in Hückelhoven in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. It is addressed to the growing European community of nano-mechanical testing.
The symposium covers the theory and practice of determining mechanical properties of materials with small diamond probes in the nanometer range.

A special focus of the symposium will be the indentation phenomena in polymers.

Other Main Topics:

  • Theoretical aspects of nanoIndentation testing
  • nanoIndentation, nano-Scratch and wear testing;
    testing practice and relation to other methods
  • Semiconductor Techniques
    (Screening / Combinatorial Methods)
  • Polymers and Biomaterials
  • Quantitative SPM imaging

The symposium will be held in English. One page abstracts have to be submitted by April 16 th , 2004. The acceptance of oral presentations / posters will be announced by May 17 th. Deadline for early registration: June 18 th.

Publications: The Symposiums-Papers will be published together in the Journal “Zeitschrift für Metallkunde”. The papers will be collected during the conference, revised and submitted to the Editor.

Further Information:

Symposiums Secretary:
Gaby Otremba-Mangelsen

Rheinstrasse 7
41836 Hückelhoven

Tel.: +49 2433 970 305
Fax.: +49 2433 970 302



The next airports are in Mönchengladbach (25km), Düsseldorf ( 55 km) and Cologne (75km). The railway station next to Hückelhoven is Baal. It is connected to the airports by bus and/or train. The most convenient connection from Baal to the hotel or to the Gründer und Service Zentrum (GSZH) is the cab.

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