Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Winning Paper of the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize has used the Nanomechanics InSEM

The Winning Paper of the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 winner of the Journal of Materials Science Robert W. Cahn Best Paper Prize is Mechanical characterization of hollow ceramic nanolattices, by Lucas R. Meza and Julia R. Greer of the California Institute of Technology. Read the paper here.

This paper was written by Dr. Julia Greer of Caltech reporting the latest results using Nanomechanics InSEM Products.

Lucas R. Meza - Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Julia R. Greer - Kavli Nanoscience Institute, California Institute of Technology

Nanomechanics Inc

Extract from the Abstract

"In the analysis of complex, hierarchical structural meta-materials, it is critical to understand the mechanical behavior at each level of hierarchy in order to understand the bulk material response. We report the fabrication and mechanical deformation of hierarchical hollow tube lattice structures with features ranging from 10 nm to 100 μm, hereby referred to as nanolattices. Titanium nitride (TiN) nanolattices were fabricated using a combination of two-photon lithography, direct laser writing, and atomic layer deposition. [...]"

Experimental Setup

"The individual unit cells and the full nanolattice structures were quasi-statically compressed to failure in an in situ nanoindentation instrument InSEM (Nanomechanics, Inc., Tenessee) previously referred to as SEMentor. [...]"

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