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Nanomechanical Measurements Workshop

This workshop will provide a forum for nanomechanical tool manufacturers, users, and NIST researchers to identify nanomechanical calibration and standards needs. Instrumented indentation (nanoindentation) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are the primary techniques used to measure mechanical properties of materials at the micro- and nano-scale and will be the focus of the workshop.

However the scope of the workshop will be to include all mechanical measurements that require the great spatial, force or displacement resolutions characteristic of the field of Nanomechanics.

We welcome a wide variety of perspectives from tool manufacturers, research scientists, and process engineers – those people who make critical measurements, and think critically about those measurements.

  • Technical areas will include, but are not limited to:
  • Force, displacement, and stiffness calibration 
  • Adhesion, friction and mechanical property measurements 
  • Reference materials, devices and transducers 
  • Documentary standards

We encourage speakers and attendees to come prepared to discuss the barriers they face in nanomechanical measurements, and the calibration or standards solutions that will overcome those barriers.

Click here to download the flyer.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the nights of June 15-16 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. The special rate is $99.00 per night plus 13% tax. Please contact the hotel directly at (301) 670-0008. 

To make your reservation, mention that you are attending the "NIST/ Calibrations and Standards for Nanomechanical Measurements. To ensure the NIST group rate, reservations must be received by May 31, 2009.  After that date, rooms will be released for general sale at the prevailing rates of the hotel.

Created March 26, 2009, Updated May 13, 2016