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)
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.