Evaluation of mechanical properties
IPAM has in its disposal a number of testing tools - univesal testing machines INSTRON and U-10 which allow mechanical testing at various strain rates and temperatures. There is also a self-designed tensile testing machine for the small samples (fig.1)

Figure 1. A tensile testing machine for the small samples

For microhardness measurements there is used an automated microhardness tester Micromet 5101 (fig. 2) and microharness meter PMT-3.

Figure 2. Microhardness tester Micromet 5101