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Mechanical Testing platform

The measurement of surface mechanical properties on a micro- and nanometer scale has been assuming more and more importance for both the research and the industrial sectors. As components to be analyzed become smaller and coatings become thinner, the apparatus required to measure their properties becomes more complicated and the limits of resolution are continually being pushed back. Micro/nano-tribological studies are crucial to developing a fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena occurring at such small scales as well as of the structural and mechanical properties of the materials.

The mechanical characterization platform features different testing techniques:

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