|Testing at the Microscale||
11 Jun 2008
|National Physical Laboratory, London, UK||Seminar|
Seminar chairman: Dr Jerry Lord, National Physical Laboratory.
With increasing emphasis on miniaturization, downsizing and in-situ measurement, a range of novel and innovative test methods are being developed to meet the demands of the materials and engineering industries. The physical and mechanical aspects of testing at this scale present significant measurement challenges. Systems and test pieces are on a similar scale to the microstructure and are small compared with conventional techniques. Local variations in surface properties, material behaviour and microstructure can significantly influence the measurements.