Infrastructure

The following devices for in situ experiments are currently available:
The Micro Tensile Machine is a versatile device, which allow performing tensile and compression experiments on mm to cm sized specimens. Various load cells and grips are available to match the sample shapes. The machine was originally designed for use at the Materials Science beamline of the SLS. More

The Tension/Compression Module was purchased from Kammrath&Weiss. It is designed for using inside an scanning electron microscope (and a limited selection of atomic force microscopes) and can also be used in EBSD mode. Furthermore it was adapted for mounting at synchrotron beam lines. More

The mini biaxial tensile machine allows one to apply in-plane biaxial stress states with arbitrary stress ratios and to perform strain path changes on thin-sheet metals. The device is optimized for in situ usage inside a scanning electron microscope and at synchrotron beam lines. Both dogbone and cruciform shaped samples can be mounted. More

The meso biaxial tensile machine allows one to apply in-plane biaxial stress states with arbitrary stress ratios and to perform strain path changes on thin-sheet metals. The device is optimized for in situ usage at synchrotron beam lines. Both dogbone and cruciform shaped samples can be mounted. More

The Micro Shear Device has been built to apply reversible shear and to be compatible with in situ Laue micro-diffraction. It requires a rather complex sample geometry, where a single crystal is locally thinned down to x-ray beam transparency. More