Advances in Multi-Scale Mechanical Characterization
As evident from the significant increase in the number of publications every year over the last two decades, the research community showed tremendous interest in advancing the small-scale mechanical testing instrumentation and employed them for probing the local mechanical properties of advanced materials and devices. An update on the new developments advancing instrumentation, theoretical models, and methods for improving the current understanding, and applications would require at this stage. This Special Topic welcomes such high-quality contributions that provide deep insights into the mechanisms responsible for the scale-dependent mechanical behavior of advanced materials and their applications in solving complex challenges.
Guest Editors: Kiran Mangalampalli, Pijush Ghosh, Fabien Volpi, Daniel Kiener, and Alexey Useinov