An integrated system for characterisation of mechanical behaviour of bio- and nanomaterials at micro and nano scales in Queensland (ARC LIEF Grant administered by QUT). (2012–2013)

Abstract:
This project proposes the acquisition of a unique integrated system¿the Microforce testing machine and the Enhanced nanoindentation system¿for characterization of mechanical, tribological and (even) electrical properties of a broad range of materials at micro and nano scales. The enhanced capabilities of the system are suitable for evaluating biomaterials, and functional and nanostructured materials under various loading conditions. The system will be instrumental in establishing a Queensland network for mechanical characterization, promote access to existing facilities in the participating universities, and facilitate the needs of a large number of existing and proposed projects of leading research teams.
Grant type:
ARC LIEF Collaborating/Partner Organisation Contributions
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
University of Queensland