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Uniaxial fracture test of freestanding pristine graphene using in situ tensile under scanning electron microscope
Bongkyun Jang, Alexander E. Mag-isa, Jae-Hyun Kim, Byungwoon Kim, Hak-Joo Lee, Chung-Seog Oh, Takashi Sumigawa, Takayuki Kitamura
Extreme Mechanics Letters, In Press

Time-dependent nanoscale plasticity in nanocrystalline nickel rods and tubes
Jung-A Lee, Brandon B. Seo, In-Chul Choi, Moo-Young Seok, Yakai Zhao, Zeinab Jahed, Upadrasta Ramamurty, Ting Y. Tsui,Jae-il Jang
Scripta Materialia, 112 (2016): 79-82

Investigation of specimen size effects by in-situ microcompression of equal channel angular pressed copper
C. Howard, D. Frazer, A. Lupinacci, S. Parker, R.Z. Valiev, C. Shin, B. William Choi, P. Hosemann
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 649 (2016): 104-113

Influence of inclined twin boundaries of the deformation behavior of Cu micropillars
P.J. Imrich , C. Kirchlechner, G. Dehm
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 642 (2016): 65-70

Correlations between microstructure, fracture morphology, and fracture toughness of nanocrystalline Ni-W alloys
Wanjun Cao, Chris Marvel, Denise Yin, Yuanyao Zhang, Partrick Cantwell, Martin Hammer, Jian Luo, Richard Vinci
Scripta Materialia, 113 (2016): 84-88

Indentation Tests Reveal Geometry-Regulated Stiffening of Nanotube Junctions
Sehmus Ozden, Yang Yang, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Sanjit Bhowmick, Syed Asif, Evgeni S. Penev, Boris I. Yakobson, Pulickel M. Ajayan
Nano Letters, 16.1 (2016): 232-236

A New Alternative for Obtaining Nanocrystalline Bioactive Coatings: Study of Hydroxyapatite Deposition Mechanisms by Cold Gas Spraying
Núria Cinca, Anna M. Vilardell, Sergi Dosta, Amadeu Concustell, Irene Garcia Cano, Josep Maria Guilemany, Sonia Estradé, Alicia Ruiz, Francesca Peiró
Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99.4 (2016): 1420-1428

Microscopic incompatibility controlling plastic deformation of bicrystals
Nousha Kheradmanda, Alain Franz Knor, Michael Marx, Yun Deng
Acta Materialia, 106 (2016): 219-228

The granular and polymer composite nature of kerogen-rich shale
Y. N. Abousleiman, K. L. Hull, Y. Han, G. Al-Muntasheri, P. Hosemann, S. Parker, C. B. Howard
Acta Geotechnica, 11.3 (2016): 573-594

Radiation Resistant Vanadium-Graphene Nanolayered Composite
Youbin Kim, Jinwook Baek, Sunghwan Kim, Sangmin Kim, Seunghwa Ryu, Seokwoo Jeon, Seung Min Han
Scientific Reports, 6 (2016)

Ultra-strong and damage tolerant metallic bulk materials: A lesson from nanostructured pearlitic steel wires
A. Hohenwarter, B. Völker, M. W. Kapp, Y. Li, S. Goto, D. Raabe, R. Pippan
Scientific Reports, 6 (2016)

In situ mechanical characterization of CoCrCuFeNi nigh-entropy alloy micro/nano-pillars for their size-dependent mechanical behavior
Hongti Zhang, Kai Wing Siu, Weibing Liao, Qing Wang, Yong Yang, Yang Lu
Materials Research Express, 3.9 (2016)

Fracture toughness enhancement of brittle nanostructured materials by spatial heterogeneity: A micromechanical proof for CrN/Cr and TiN/SiOx multilayers
Rostislav Daniel, Michael Meindlhumer , Jakub Zalesak, Bernhard Sartory, Angelika Zeilinger, Christian Mitterer, Jozef Keckes
Materials & Design, 104 (2016): 227-234

Grain boundary design of thin films: Using tilted brittle interfaces for multiple crack deflection toughening
Rostislav Daniel, Michael Meindlhumer , Jakub Zalesak, Bernhard Sartory, Angelika Zeilinger, Christian Mitterer, Jozef Keckes
Acta Materialia, 122 (2016): 130-137

Low-Cycle Fatigue Testing of Ni Nanowires Based on a Micro-Mechanical Device
H. Zhang, C. Jiang, Y. Lu
Experimental Mechanics (2016): 1-6

Interplay between sample size and grain size: Single crystalline vs. ultrafine-grained chromium micropillars
R. Fritz, V. Maier-Kiener, D. Lutz, D. Kiener
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 674 (2016): 626-633

Strong and Tough Layered Nanocomposites with Buried Interfaces
Ke Chen, Xuke Tang, Yonghai Yue, Hewei Zhao, Lin Guo
ACS Nano, 10.4 (2016): 4816-4827

Serrated flow in nanostructured binary Mg-Al alloys
M. Pozuelo, Y.W. Chang, J. Marian, J.M. Yang
Scripta Materialia, 127 (2016): 178-181

Highly ordered carbon-based nanospheres with high stiffness
Sehmus Ozden, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Jianyu Yao, Gustavo Brunetto, Sanjit Bhowmick, Syed Asif, Robert Vajtai, Pulickel M. Ajayan
Carbon, 105 (2016): 144-150

Crystal orientation dependence of the stress-induced martensitic transformation in zirconia-based shape memory ceramics
Xiao Mei Zeng, Alan Lai, Chee Lip Gan, Christopher A. Schuh
Acta Materialia, 116 (2016): 124-135

Development of Mo-Ni-Si-B metallic glass with high thermal stability and H versus E ratios
Jinwoo Kim, Joon Seok Kyeong, Moon-Ho Ha, Andrew M. Minor, Do Hyang Kim, Eun Soo Park
Materials & Design, 98 (2016): 31-40

Processing and properties of magnesium containing a dense uniform dispersion of nanoparticles
Lian-Yi Chen, Jia-Quan Xu, Hongseok Choi, Marta Pozuelo, Xiaolong Ma, Sanjit Bhowmick, Jenn-Ming Yang, Suveen Mathaudhu, Xiao-Chun Li
Nature, 528 (2015): 539-543

Effect of surface energy on size-dependent deformation twinning of defect-free Au nanowires
Byungil Hwang, Mijeong Kang, Subin Lee, Christopher R. Weinberger, Phillip Loya, Jun Lou, Sang Ho Oh, Bongsoo Kim, Seung Min Han
Nanoscale, 7 (2015): 15657-15664

Size and orientation effects in partial dislocation-mediated deformation of twinning-induced plasticity steel micro-pillars
Won Seok Choi, Bruno C. De Cooman, Stefanie Sandlöbes, Dierk Raabe
Acta Materialia, 98 (2015): 391-404

Nanomechanical analysis of AZ31 magnesium alloy and pure magnesium correlated with crystallographic orientation
Jiří Bočan, Jan Maňák, Aleš Jäger
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 644 (2015): 121-128

Flow Stress in Submicron BCC Iron Single Crystals: Sample-size-dependent Strain-rate Sensitivity and Rate-dependent Size Strengthening
Rui Huang, Qing-Jie Li, Zhang-Jie Wang, Ling Huang, Ju Li, Evan Ma, Zhi-Wei Shan
Materials Research Letters, 3.3 (2015)

Localized mechanical property assessment of SiC/SiC composite materials
D. Frazer, M.D. Abad, D. Krumwiede, C.A. Back, H.E. Khalifa, C.P. Deck, P. Hosemann
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 70 (2015): 93-101

Optimization of clampled beam geometry for fracture toughness testing of micron-scale samples
B. Nagamani Jaya, Sanjit Bhowmick, S.A. Syed Asif, Oden L. Warren, Vikram Jayaram
Philosophical Magazine, 95.16-18 (2015)

Importance of dislocation pile-ups on the mechanical properties and the Bauschinger effect in microcantilevers
M.W. Kapp, C. Kirchlechner, R. Pippan, G. Dehm
Journal of Materials Research, 30.6 (2015): 791-797

Effect of diamondoids on the microstructure and mechanical behavior of nanostructured Mg-matrix nanocomposites
M. Pozuelo, Y.W.Chang, J.M.Yang
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 633 (2015): 200-208

Combination of Different In Situ Characterization Techniques and Scanning Electron Microscopy Investigations for a Comprehensive Description of the Tensile Deformation Behavior of a CrMnNi TRIP/TWIP Steel
Anja Weidner, Horst Biermann
JOM, 67.8 (2015): 1729-1747

In-situ nanomechanical studies of deformation and damage mechanisms in nanocomposites monitored using scanning electron microscopy
P.G. Allison, R.D. Moser, J.P. Schirer, R.L. Martens, J.B. Jordon, M.Q. Chandler
Materials Letters, 131 (2014): 313-316

Cryogenic in situ microcompression testing of Sn
A. Lupinacci, J. Kacher, A. Eilenberg, A.A. Shapiro, P. Hosemann, A.M. Minor
Acta Materialia, 78 (2014): 56-64

Small-scale mechanical behavior of zirconia
Erik Camposilvan, Oscar Torrents, Marc Anglada
Acta Materialia, 80 (2014): 239-249

In-situ scanning electron microscopy study of fracture events during back-end-of-line microbeam bending tests
K. Vanstreels, I. DeWolf, H. Zahedmanesh, H. Bender, M. Gonzalez, J. Lefebvre, S. Bhowmick
Applied Physics Letters, 105 (2014)

Microscale Fracture Toughness of Bismuth Doped Copper Bicrystals Using Double Edge Notched Microtensile Tests
M. J. McLean, C. A. Wade, M. Watanabe, R. P. Vinci
Experimental Mechanics, 54.4 (2014): 685-688

Evolution of plasticity, strain-rate sensitivity and the underlying deformation mechanism in Zn-22% Al during high-pressure torsion
In-Chul Choi, Yong-Jae Kim, Byungmin Ahn, Megumi Kawasaki, Terence G. Langdon, Jae-il Jang
Scripta Materialia, 75 (2014): 102-105

Evaluation for interface strength fluctuations induced by inhomogeneous grain structure of Cu line in LSI interconnects
Chuantong Chen, Nobuyuki Shishido, Shoji Kamiya, Kozo Koiwa, Hisashi Sato, Masaki Omiya, Masahiro Nishida, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoji Nakamura, Takeshi Nokuo, Toshiaki Suzuki
Microelectronic Engineering, 120 (2014): 52-58

Crystal orientation effect on local adhesion strength of the interface between a damascene copper line and the insulation layer
Nobuyuki Shishido, Yuka Oura, Hisashi Sato, Shoji Kamiya, Kozo Koiwa, Masaki Omiya, Masahiro Nishida, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoji Nakamura, Takeshi Nokuo, Toshiaki Suzuki
Microelectronic Engineering, 120 (2014): 71-76

Fracture strength analysis of single-crystalline silicon cantilevers processed by focused ion beam
Yoshimasa Takahashi, Hikaru Kondo, Hironobu Niimi, Takeshi Nokuo, Toshiaki Suzuki
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 206 (2014): 81-87

Grain-scale adhesion strength mapping of copper wiring structures in integrated circuits
Shoji Kamiya, Nobuyuki Shishido, Shinsuke Watanabe, Hisashi Sato, Kozo Koiwa, Masaki Omiya, Masahiro Nishida, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoji Nakamura, Takeshi Nokuo, Tadahiro Nagasawa
Surface and Coatings Technology, 215 (2013): 280-284

In situ nanoindentation: Probing nanoscale multifunctionality
Hussein Nili, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram
Progress in Materials Science, 58.1 (2013): 1-29

Direct correlations between fracture toughness and grain boundary segregation behavior in ytterbium-doped magnesium aluminate spinel
W. Cao, A. Kundu, Z. Yu, M.P. Harmer, R.P. Vinci
Scripta Materialia, 69.1 (2013): 81-84

In-situ microcompression study of nanostructured Mg alloy micropillars
M. Pozuelo, Y.W.Chang, J.-M.Yang
Materials Letters, 108 (2013): 320-323

Time-dependent nanoscale plasticity of ZnO nanorods
Yong-Jae Kim, Won Woo Lee, In-Chul Choi, Byung-Gil Yoo, Seung Min Han, Hong-Gyu Park, Won Il Park, Jae-il Jang
Acta Materialia, 61.9 (2013): 7180-7188

Existence of two twinning-mediated plastic deformation modes in Au nanowhiskers
Andreas Sedlmayr, Erik Bitzek, Daniel S. Gianola, Gunther Richter, Reiner Mönig, Oliver Kraft
Acta Materialia, 60.9 (2012): 3985-3993

Source-based strengthening of sub-micrometer Al fibers
Frédéric Mompiou, Marc Legros, Andreas Sedlmayr, Daniel S. Gianola, Daniel Caillard, Oliver Kraft
Acta Materialia, 60.3 (2012): 977-983

In-situ tensile testing of single-crystal molybdenum-alloy fibers with various dislocation densities in a scanning electron microscope
Kurt E. Johanns, Andreas Sedlmayr, P. Sudharshan Phani, Reiner Mönig, Oliver Kraft, Easo P. George, George M. Pharr
Journal of Materials Research, 27.3 (2012): 508-520

In situ nanomechanical testing in focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopes
D. S. Gianola, A. Sedlmayr, R. Mönig, C. A. Volkert, R. C. Major, E. Cyrankowski, S. A. S. Asif, O. L. Warren, O. Kraft
Review of Scientific Instruments, 82.6 (2011)

Quantitative stress/strain mapping during micropillar compression
X. Maeder, W.M. Mook, C. Niederberger, J. Michler
Philosophical Magazine, 91.7-9 (2011): 1097-1107

In situ electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) during the compression of micropillars
C. Niederberger, W.M. Mook, X. Maeder,  J. Michler
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 527.16-17 (2010): 4306-4311

In-situ nanoindentation in the SEM
Julia D. Nowak, Karolina A. Rzepiejewska-Malyska, Ryan C. Major, Oden L. Warren, Johann Michler
Materials Today, 12.1 (2010): 44-45

Compression of freestanding gold nanostructures: from stochastic yield to predictable flow
W M Mook, C Niederberger, M Bechelany, L Philippe, J Michler
Nanotechnology, 21.5 (2009)

In situ SEM indentation experiments: Instruments, methodology, and applications
Rudy Ghisleni, Karolina Rzepiejewska-Malyska, Laetitia Philippe, Patrick Schwaller, Johann Michler
Microscopy Research and Technique, 72.3 (2009): 242-249

Micropillar compression studies on a bulk metallic glass in different structural states
A. Dubach, R. Raghavan, J.F. Löffler, J. Michler, U. Ramamurty
Scripta Materialia, 60.7 (2009): 567-570

Ultrahigh Strength Single Crystalline Nanowhiskers Grown by Physical Vapor Deposition
Gunther Richter, Karla Hillerich, Daniel S. Gianola, Reiner Mönig, Oliver Kraft, Cynthia A. Volkert
Nano Letters, 9.8 (2009): 3048-3052

In situ scanning electron microscopy indentation studies on multilayer nitride films: Methodology and deformation mechanisms
K.A. Rzepiejewska-Malyska, W.M. Mook, M. Parlinska-Wojtan, J. Hejduk, J. Michler
Journal of Materials Research, 24.3 (2009): 1208-1221

In situ mechanical observations during nanoindentation inside a high-resolution scanning electron microscope
K.A. Rzepiejewska-Malyska, G. Buerki, J. Michler, R.C. Major, E. Cyrankowski, S.A.S. Asif, O.L. Warren
Journal of Materials Research, 23.7 (2008): 1973-1979