As materials technology advances, greater performance is often achieved by controlling the structure of a material at smaller and smaller scales. Development of materials with smaller constituents, thinner films or coatings, and increasing microstructural complexity require characterization techniques to advance accordingly.

Materials Today is pleased to announce a two-part webinar series in association with Hysitron that will explore how nanoindentation has emerged as a flexible and practical method for probing the mechanical properties of small volumes of material. The first webinar (taking place on Wednesday 17th July 2013) will explore some of the latest advancements in dynamic mechanical testing that are available today. These techniques can be applied to measuring a wide variety of materials used in aerospace, semiconductor, automotive, biological, and energy related industries.

The second webinar (taking place on Thursday 5th September 2013) demonstrates how a combination of new tools and techniques can create significant benefits for researchers of materials such as ceramics, composites, super alloys, and other metallic compounds. Applications include: aerospace, semiconductor, automotive, construction materials, nuclear, and other energy related applications. This webinar will illustrate how the combination of a new high temperature stage (xSol™), combined with nanoscale Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (nanoDMA® III), can be utilized for complex temperature and time dependent characterization creep of materials at temperatures up to 800 °C.

For further details and to register for these exciting events, please  click the following links:
Nanoscale Dynamic Mechanical Testing: New Innovations in Materials Characterization Part I
Advanced High Temperature Mechanical Testing: New Innovations in Materials Characterization Part II