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The 7th European Symposium on nano-mechanical Testing

5. - 7. September 2006

in Hückelhoven / Germany

organized in collaboration with ultraduenne schichten


Symposium Programme

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

2:00 p.m. SURFACE Customer Meeting
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

9:00 a.m. O P E N I N G

***** Nanomechanics in Medicine *****

9:10 a.m.

Nano-indentation of biological materials: Emphasis on teeth

Michael Swain / University of Sydney, Australia
(invited lecture, video)
10:10 a.m. Abrasion tests on human enamel under wet and dry condition
Griselda Guidoni / University of Leoben, Austria
10:30 a.m. A comparison of the nanomechanical properties of hyaline and repair cartilage
Oliver Franke / University of Erlangen, Germany

 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. coffee break

***** MEMS, micro- and nanomaterials *****

11:20 a.m.
Comparative study of the rheological properties of UV-LIGA-Nickel as determined by indentation combined with inverse methods, microtensile and micro-compression tests
Patrick Schwaller / EMPA, Thun, Switzerland
11:40 a.m. Micromechanical testing of elastomers and MEMS structures
Warren Oliver / MTS Nanoinstruments, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

***** Experiments and related Modeling in nanomechanical testing *****

1:00 p.m. Model of a superlattice indentation  
Zygmunt Rymuza / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
1:20 p.m.
Yield strength of pliant and porous coating materials under complete analytical consideration of the substrate effect  
Matthias Herrmann / TU Chemnitz, Germany
1:40 p.m. Extraction of viscoelastic material properties taking the real tip geometry into account
Andreas Jäger / TU Wien, Austria
2:00 p.m. Assessing gradient theory at the Micron and Nano Scales
Elias Aifantis / University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. coffee break

2:50 p.m.

Image correlation and tracking techniques for strain measurements on the micron-scale

Christoph Eberl / JHU Baltimore, MD, USA
(short invited lecture, video)

 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m Poster Session & Coffee break

***** Viscoelastic Materials *****

4:20 p.m. Nanoindentation behavior and mechanical properties measurements of polymeric materials
Robert F. Cook / NIST, USA
(invited lecture, video)
5:20 p.m. Soft polymer mechanics investigated by nanoindentation and in-situ testing
Julia Deuschle / MPI for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany
5:40 p.m. Screening of EPDM curing states using nano-indentation
Hans Kranenburg / Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

 6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. coffee break

***** Nanomechanical Tools for Exploring Biology *****

6:20 p.m.
Detection of functional states of molecularly imprinted thin films with multi-cycling nanoindentation
Joseph J. Belbruno / Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
6:40 p.m. Mechanical properties of biotools and their dependence on wet or dry state
Thomas Schöberl / Erich Schmid Institute, Leoben, Austria
7:30 p.m. Shuttle to Conference Dinner

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

***** Applied Materials *****

8:40 a.m Round Robin on Polycarbonate
Alexander Karbach / Bayer, Krefeld, Germany
9:00 a.m.
Investigation of the viscoelastic properties of SU8 photo resist at different stages of processing by nanoindentation creep and stress relaxation tests
Kirsten Ingolf Schiffmann / IST, Braunschweig, Germany
9:20 a.m. Nanomechanical investigation of SiNO coatings on Si and on steel substrates
Peter M. Nagy / CRC, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary
9:40 a.m.
Getting accurate nanoindentation data from zinc: Time dependent and microstructural effects
Reza Rastegar Tohid / University Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K
10:00 a.m. Indentation-induced densification of soda-lime silicate glass
Satoshi Yoshida / The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Shiga, Japan

 10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. coffee break

***** Novel Applications and measuring techniques *****

10:50 a.m. Nanothermal analysis (nano-TA) at sub-100 nm spatial resolution
Michael Reading / University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.
11:10 a.m. Bulge testing of thin films in an atomic force microscope
Elmar Schweitzer / University of Erlangen, Germany
11:30 a.m.
In situ electrochemical nanoindentation: A novel method for study of chemomechanical effects
Afrooz Barnoush / University Saarbrücken, Germany
11:50 a.m.

High sensitivity nano scale mapping of elastic moduli

Yaniv Ganor / Technion, Haifa, Israel
12:10 p.m. The impact of ion implantation on mechanical properties of MgO studied by nanoindentation
Bodo Wolf / FH Lausitz, Senftenberg, Germany

 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

***** Nanotribology *****

2:00 p.m. Friction and plasticity at the atomic scale
Roland Bennewitz / McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
(invited lecture, video)
3:00 p.m. Nano-wear test on polymer-CNT composite
Dora Aranyi / CRC, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary
3:20 p.m. Closing and Farewell

Poster Session: September 6th, 2006, 3:20 p.m.

Poster Format; A0 Portrait (841 x 1189 mm)

1) Gradient Plasticity and Nanoindentation Near Grain Boundaries
Katerina Aifantis / University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2) Application of different evaluation methods in hardness of a-C:H films on polymer
    and silicon substrates with nanoindentation.

Ruben Bartali / ITC-IRST, Povo-Trent, Italy
3) Characterization of the deformation and disruption behavior of single microorganisms
Judith Hölzer / TU Braunschweig, Germany
4) Mechanical properties of nanostructured polymer particles for anisotropicconductive adhesive
He Jianying / Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
5) Nanomechanical studies of ultrathin polymeric resist films
Adam Koszewski / University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
6) Deviations from the Nix-Gao model
Rester Martin / Erich Schmid Institute, Leoben, Austria
7) Investigations of the mechanical properties of semiconductors by the method of
    nanoindentation with complementary simulations
Ferenc Molnar / TU Chemnitz, Germany
8) Nanomechanical studies of MEMS structures
Marius Pustan / University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland


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