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Dr. Ruth Schwaiger

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Nanomechanics of Materials and Surfaces


The research of the “Nanomechanics of Materials and Surfaces“ group is focused on identifying and understanding the deformation and damage mechanisms of small-scale metallic structures.

In this area, we study the mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline pure metals and alloys using advanced instrumented indentation methods, focused ion beam and electron microscopy as well as in-situ nanoindentation in a scanning electron microscope.

Current research projects focus on the influence of the microstructure on strength, strain hardening and forming capabilities as well as on reliability and microstructural stability under different loading conditions.