Recent Advances in Micro, Nano, and Cell Mechanics
Yong Zhu, Taher Saif, Frank W. DelRio
The field of micro- and nano-mechanics for both solid-state and biological materials continues to attract tremendous interest. At these length scales, innovative experimental methods are continually being developed, including in-situ electron microscopy, super-resolution florescence microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, and traction force microscopy. Novel micro- and nano-materials are also emerging, from thin films, nanowires, nanotubes, and two-dimensional (2D) materials to micro- and nano-lattice structures and active soft materials, all of which can exhibit size effects in elastic and inelastic properties as well as size-dependent deformation and fracture mechanisms. Conversely, fundamental studies at the micro- and nano-scale can be critical to the design of large-scale materials. The goal of this Special Issue in Experimental Mechanics is to highlight some recent advances in this exciting field of research.
, Saif, T.
and DelRio, F.
Recent Advances in Micro, Nano, and Cell Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics, [online], https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-019-00497-0, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927371
(Accessed December 11, 2023)