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A high-temperature testing technology for micro- and nanomaterial (HiT)

Project ID: G6ST-CT-2001-50099
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH


This project summary is one of a series featured in the nanotechnology projects showcase on CORDIS:

In advanced microtechnology, medicine and microbiology, a large variety of nanoscaled materials are used. Product functionality depends on the reliability and performance of these materials. The determination and assurance of these performances requires the knowledge of materials behaviour parameters at nanoscale.This is dependent on the geometry of component, on surface factors, etc. Material behaviour parameters obtained from macroscopic testing cannot therefore be transferred to nanoscaled material design.

High temperature applications of nanoscaled materials with an operational temperature range up to 300°C are of specific interest. This gives rise to the demand for a measuring and testing technology for determination reliability parameters of nanoscaled objects. Therefore, the objectives of the HiT project are to develop a device for high temperature nanoscale material tests together with a testing technique for high temperature components. The technique will be integrated with surface deformation field measurement.

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