Mechanical Property Testing Apparatus for use in a Scanning Electron Microscope
Date of Award
Master of Science
Don W. Dareing
J.A.M. Boulet, George W. Pharr
The purpose of this design project is to develop a mechanical testing device to work in conjunction with a scanning electron microscope [SEM]. The objective of this work was to be able to perform a mechanical property measuring test and observe the small scale physical behavior of the sample with the SEM as the test progresses. The design process is presented from concept development through to the completion of the prototype device. Test data was acquired and analyzed and the results are compared to standard values for the materials being tested. Recommendations for future improvements in the next generation of the device are provided.
Peters, Robert Brian, "Mechanical Property Testing Apparatus for use in a Scanning Electron Microscope. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2008.