In situ thermomechanical testing for micro/nanomaterials

Wonmo Kang, M. Taher A. Saif

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A novel method for the in situ thermomechanical test of micro/nanoscale samples at high temperature is presented. During the in situ test, the stage is resistively heated while the temperature is measured by a cofabricated temperature sensor. For experimental demonstration of the thermomechanical testing method, we fabricate the Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) stage using silicon carbide (SiC) and carry out in situ uniaxial tests for single-crystal silicon (SCS) microsamples at temperatures from room temperature to 400 °C. We recover the known elastic modulus of SCS within 1% error in this temperature range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalMRS Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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