Kurzvorstellung

Benoit Merle ist seit 2022 Professor und Fachgebietsleiter für "Mechanisches Verhalten von Werkstoffen" an der Universität Kassel. Zuvor leitete er die Gruppe Nanomechanik an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), zuletzt als Privatdozent. Wissenschaftlich ausgebildet wurde er an der Ecole Centrale de Lyon in Frankreich (Ing.-Dipl. mit Auszeichnung im Jahr 2005) sowie an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Deutschland (Promotion mit Auszeichnung im Jahr 2013). Außerdem war er einige Zeit als Ingenieur bei der Siemens AG und als Gastwissenschaftler bei Prof. George M. Pharr an der Texas A&M University und Prof. Daniel S. Gianola an der University of California, Santa Barbara, tätig.

Aktuell leitet er das ERC "NanoHighSpeed" Projekt sowie das EU COST "MecaNano" Netzwerk, und ist Principal Editor der Fachzeitschrift "Journal of Materials Research".

Sein Forschungsfokus und langjährige Expertise liegen im Bereich der nanomechanischen Prüfung bzw. Nanoindentierung.

2022 –

Universitätsprofessor, Universität Kassel

2022Gastwissenschaftler, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
2019 – 2022Privatdozent, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2018Gastwissenschaftler, Texas A&M University, USA
2013 – 2022Gruppenleiter, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2007 – 2013Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2006 – 2007Ingenieur, Siemens AG

 

Akademische Ausbildung

    05/2019

    Habilitation, Werkstoffwissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
    06/2013Promotion, Werkstoffwissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
    11/2005Diplomierter Ingenieur, École Centrale de Lyon, Frankreich

    Prof. Merles Renommee in seinem Forschungsfeld ist durch viele eingeladene Vorträge belegt (TMS, DPG, MSE, ESMC, ICMTF...), sowie die Organisation vieler Symposien auf internationalen Konferenzen (ICMCTF, E-MRS, TMS) und die Leitung des Europäischen Netzwerkes MecaNano. Seine Forschungsarbeiten wurden von mehreren wissenschaftlichen Preisen gekrönt, unter anderem von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM). 2020 wurde er vom Europäischen Forschungsrat mit dem renommierten ERC Starting Grant ausgezeichnet.

    2022

    Sprecher, European Network for the Mechanics of Matter at the Nano-Scale (EU COST)

    2021

    Masing Gedächtnispreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM)

    2020

    ERC Starting Grant, European Research Council

    2020

    Wolfgang Finkelnburg Habilitationspreis, Erlangen

    2019

    Lehrauszeichnung der Technischen Fakultät (Platz 1/57), Erlangen

    2016

    Lehrauszeichnung der Technischen Fakultät (Platz 3/53), Erlangen

    2015

    Posterpreis, „Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research & Development V“ Tagung, Albufeira, Portugal

    2015

    Lehrauszeichnung der Technischen Fakultät (Platz 1/24), Erlangen

    2014

    Nachwuchspreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM)

    2014

    Promotionspreis, Staedtler Stiftung, Nürnberg

    2011

    Posterpreis, „Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research & Development III“ Tagung, Lanzarote, Spanien

    2009

    Posterpreis, „Nanomechanical Testing“ Tagung, Barga, Italien

    Prof. Merle hat zahlreiche Artikel in peer-reviewed Zeitschriften veröffentlicht, s. Liste unten. Darüber hinaus ist er Principal Editor der Journal of Materials Research (MRS Gesellschaft).

    Publikationslisten

    2023

    Sommer, N., Bauer, A., Kahlmeyer, M., Wegener, T., Degener, S., Liehr, A., Bolender, A., Vollmer, M., Holz, H., Zeiler, S., Merle, B., Niendorf, T., & Böhm, S. (2023). High-Throughput Alloy Development Using Advanced Characterization Techniques During Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2023, 2300030. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202300030
    Krapf, A., Gebhart, D. D., Gammer, C., Cordill,, M. J., & Merle, B. (2023). Creep-dominated fatigue of freestanding gold thin films studied by bulge testing. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 887, 145759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2023.145759
    Rothammer, B., Schwendner, M., Bartz, M., Wartzack, S., Boehm, T., Krauss, S., Merle, B., Schroeder, S., Uhler, M., Kretzer, J. P., Weihnacht, V., & Marian, M. (2023). Wear Mechanism of Superhard Tetrahedral Amorphous Carbon (ta-C) Coatings for Biomedical Applications. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 10(7), 2202370. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202202370
    Marian, M., Zambrano, D. F., Rothammer, B., Waltenberger, V., Boidi, G., Krapf, A., Merle, B., Stampfl, J., Rosenkranz, A., Gachot, C., & Grützmacher, P. G. (2023). Combining multi-scale surface texturing and DLC coatings for improved tribological performance of 3D printed polymers. Surface and Coatings Technology, 466, 129682. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2023.129682
    Gebhart, D. D., Krapf, A., Merle, B., Gammer, C., & Cordill, M. J. (2023). Describing mechanical damage evolution through in situ electrical resistance measurements. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 41(2), 023408. https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0002362
    Holz, H., & Merle, B. (2023). Novel nanoindentation strain rate sweep method for continuously investigating the strain rate sensitivity of materials at the nanoscale. Materials & Design, 236, 112471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2023.112471
    Morales, L. A., Bezold, A., Foerner, A., Holz, H., Merle, B., Neumeier, S., Koerner, C., & Zenk, C. H. (2023). Influence of Cu Addition and Microstructural Configuration on the Creep Resistance and Mechanical Properties of an Fe-Based α/α′/α″ Superalloy. Advanced Engineering Materials, 25(9), 202201652. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202201652
    Haušild, P., Cech, J., Karlík, M., Legros, M., Nohava, J., & Merle, B. (2023). Indentation Size Effect in Electrodeposited Nickel with Different Grain Size and Crystal Orientation. Crystals, 13(9), 1385. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst13091385
    Yang, Z., Huber, F., Krapf, A., Merle, B., Markl, M., Schmidt, M., & Körner, C. (2023). Revealing bulk metallic glass crystallization kinetics during laser powder bed fusion by a combination of experimental and numerical methods. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 619, 122532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2023.122532
    Winczewski, J. P., Zeiler, S., Gabel, S., Susarrey-Arce, A., Gardeniers, J. G. E., & Merle, B. (2023). Exploring the mechanical properties of additively manufactured carbon-rich zirconia 3D microarchitectures. Materials & Design, 232, 112142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2023.112142

    2022

    Yang, Z., Wang, H., Krauß, S., Huber, F., Merle, B., Schmidt, M., Markl, M., & Körner, C. (2022). Evolution of an industrial-grade Zr-based bulk metallic glass during multiple laser beam melting. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 589(8), 121649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2022.121649
    Wallis, D., Harris, J., Böhm, C. F., Di, W., Zavattieri, P., Feldner, P., Merle, B., Pipich, V., Hurle, K., Leupold, S., Hansen, L., Marin, F., & Wolf, S. E. (2022). Correction: Progressive changes in crystallographic textures of biominerals generate functionally graded ceramics. Materials Advances, 3(5), 2598. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1039/D2MA90020C
    Winczewski, J., Herrera, M., Cabriel, C., Izeddin, I., Gabel, S., Merle, B., Susarrey Arce, A., & Gardeniers, H. (2022). Additive Manufacturing of 3D Luminescent ZrO 2 :Eu 3+ Architectures. Advanced Optical Materials, 10(12), 2102758. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202102758
    Maier-Kiener, V., Lawrence, S., & Merle, B. (2022). 30 Years of Oliver–Pharr: Then, Now and the Future of Nanoindentation. Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 74(6), 2177–2178. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-022-05305-0
    Bykova, E., Ovsyannikov, S., Bykov, M., Yin, Y., Fedotenko, T., Holz, H., Gabel, S., Merle, B., Chariton, S., Prakapenka, B. V., Dubrovinskaia, N., Goncharov, F. A., & Dubrovinsky, L. (2022). Synthesis, crystal structure, and properties of stoichiometric hard tungsten tetraboride, WB4. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 37(10), 20111–20120. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2TA02268K
    Gabel, S., Merle, B., Bitzek, E., & Göken, M. (2022). A new method for microscale cyclic crack growth characterization from notched microcantilevers and application to single crystalline tungsten and a metallic glass. Journal of Materials Research, 37(12), 2061–2072. https://doi.org/10.1557/s43578-022-00618-x
    Krauß, S., Seynstahl, A., Tremmel, S., Meyer, B., Bitzek, E., Göken, M., Yokosawa, T., Apeleo-Zubiri, B., Spiecker, E., & Merle, B. (2022). Structural reorientation and compaction of porous MoS2 coatings during wear testing. Wear, 500-501, 204339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2022.204339
    Lubauer, J., Ast, J., Göken, M., Merle, B., Lohbauer, U., & Belli, R. (2022). Resistance-curve envelopes for dental lithium disilicate glass-ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 42(5), 2516–2522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.01.013
    Bykova, E., Johansson, E., Bykov, M., Chariton, S., Fei, H., Ovsyannikov, S., Aslandukova, A., Gabel, S., Holz, H., Merle, B., Alling, B., Abrikosov, I., Smith, J., Prakapenka, V., Katsura, T., Dubrovinskaia, N., Goncharov, A., & Dubrovinsky, L. (2022). Novel Class of Rhenium Borides Based on Hexagonal Boron Networks Interconnected by Short B2 Dumbbells. Chemistry of Materials, 34(18), 8138–8152. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00520
    Luo, N., Galgon, F., Krauß, S., Morales, L., Merle, B., Zenk, C., & Körner, C. (2022). Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in Zr–Cu–Al–Nb bulk metallic glass composites prepared by laser metal deposition. Intermetallics, 140, 107393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intermet.2021.107393
    Gebhart, D., Krapf, A., Gammer, C., Merle, B., & Cordill, M. (2022). Linking through-thickness cracks in metallic thin films to in-situ electrical resistance peak broadening. Scripta Materialia, 212, 114550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2022.114550
    Akhlaghi, M., Hock, R., Dallmann, J., Krapf, A., Merle, B., Hofsäss, H., Körner, C., & Leineweber, A. (2022). Gaseous nitriding of Co-10 at% and -15 at% Cr alloys at 400 °C and 450 °C. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 907, 164535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.164535
    Wallis, D., Wang, D., Harris, J., Böhm, C. F., Zavattieri, P., Feldner, P., Merle, B., Pipich, V., Hurle, K., Leupold, S., Hansen, L. H., Marin, F., & Wolf, S. E. (2022). Progressive changes in crystallographic textures of biominerals generate functionally graded ceramics. Materials Advances, 3(3), 1527–1538. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ma01031j

    2021

    Marian, M., Feile, K., Rothammer, B., Bartz, M., Wartzack, S., Seynstahl, A., Tremmel, S., Krauß, S., Merle, B., Böhm, T., Wang, B., Wyatt, B., Anasori, B., & Rosenkranz, A. (2021). Ti3C2Tx solid lubricant coatings in rolling bearings with remarkable performance beyond state-of-the-art materials. Applied Materials Today, 25, 101202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2021.101202
    Liebig, J. P., Mačković, M., Spiecker, E., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2021). Grain boundary mediated plasticity: A blessing for the ductility of metallic thin films? Acta Materialia, 215, 117079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2021.117079
    Wang, J., Kang, E., Sultan, U., Merle, B., Inayat, A., Graczykowski, B., Fytas, G., & Vogel, N. (2021). Influence of Surfactant-Mediated Interparticle Contacts on the Mechanical Stability of Supraparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125(42), 23445–23456. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c06839
    Wang, J., Schwenger, J., Ströbel, A., Feldner, P., Herre, P., Romeis, S., Peukert, W., Merle, B., & Vogel, N. (2021). Mechanics of colloidal supraparticles under compression. Science Advances, 7(42), eabj0954. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abj0954
    Sommerschuh, M., Wirth, J., Englisch, S., Przybilla, T., Zubiri, B. A., Pistor, J., Merle, B., Körner, C., Göken, M., & Spiecker, E. (2021). A scale-bridging study of the influence of TCP phases on the mechanical properties of an additive manufactured Ni-base superalloy combining microcompression testing, X-ray nanotomography and TEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27(S1), 938–942. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927621003603
    Weikert, T., Wartzack, S., Baloglu, M. V., Willner, K., Gabel, S., Merle, B., Pineda, F., Walczak, M., Rosenkranz, A., & Tremmel, S. (2021). Evaluation of the surface fatigue behavior of amorphous carbon coatings through cyclic nanoindentation. Surface and Coatings Technology, 407, 126769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.126769
    Rothammer, B., Neusser, K., Marian, M., Bartz, M., Krauß, S., Böhm, T., Thiele, S., Merle, B., Detsch, R., & Wartzack, S. (2021). Amorphous Carbon Coatings for Total Knee Replacements-Part I: Deposition, Cytocompatibility, Chemical and Mechanical Properties. Polymers, 13(12), 1952. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13121952
    Feldner, P., Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2021). Breakdown of the superplastic deformation behavior of heterogeneous nanomaterials at small length scales. Materials Research Letters, 9(1), 41–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2020.1818323
    Gabel, S., Giese, S., Merle, B., Sprenger, I., Heilmaier, M., Neumeier, S., Bitzek, E., & Göken, M. (2021). Microcantilever Fracture Tests on Eutectic NiAl-Cr(Mo) In Situ Composites. Advanced Engineering Materials, 23(6), 2001464. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202001464
    Merle, B., Maier-Kiener, V., Rupert, T., & Pharr, G. (2021). Current trends in nanomechanical testing research. Journal of Materials Research, 36(11), 2133–2136. https://doi.org/10.1557/s43578-021-00280-9
    Seynstahl, A., Krauß, S., Bitzek, E., Meyer, B., Merle, B., & Tremmel, S. (2021). Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Tribological Behavior of Magnetron-Sputtered MoS2 Solid Lubricant Coatings Deposited under Industrial Conditions. Coatings, 11(4), 455. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040455
    Rothammer, B., Marian, M., Neusser, K., Bartz, M., Böhm, T., Krauß, S., Schroeder, S., Uhler, M., Thiele, S., Merle, B., Kretzer, J. P., & Wartzack, S. (2021). Amorphous Carbon Coatings for Total Knee Replacements—Part II: Tribological Behavior. Polymers, 13(11), 1880. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111880
    Preiß, E. I., Merle, B., Xiao, Y., Gannott, F., Liebig, J. P., Wheeler, J. M., & Göken, M. (2021). Applicability of focused Ion beam (FIB) milling with gallium, neon, and xenon to the fracture toughness characterization of gold thin films. Journal of Materials Research, 36(12), 2505–2514. https://doi.org/10.1557/s43578-020-00045-w

    2020

    Merle, B., & Gabel, S. (2020). Small-scale high-cycle fatigue testing by dynamic microcantilever bending. MRS Communications, 10(2), 332–337. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2020.31
    Kabir, A., Han, J. K., Merle, B., & Esposito, V. (2020). The role of oxygen defects on the electro-chemo-mechanical properties of highly defective gadolinium doped ceria. Materials Letters, 266, 127490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2020.127490
    Marian, M., Song, G. C., Wang, B., Fuenzalida, V. M., Krauß, S., Merle, B., Tremmel, S., Wartzack, S., Yu, J., & Rosenkranz, A. (2020). Effective usage of 2D MXene nanosheets as solid lubricant - Influence of contact pressure and relative humidity. Applied Surface Science, 531, 147311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.147311
    Kabir, A., Espineira-Cachaza, M., Fiordaliso, E. M., Ke, D., Grasso, S., Merle, B., & Esposito, V. (2020). Effect of cold sintering process (CSP) on the electro-chemo-mechanical properties of Gd-doped ceria (GDC). Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 40(15), 5612–5618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.06.010
    Krauß, S., Schieß, T., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2020). Revealing the local fatigue behavior of bimodal copper laminates by micropillar fatigue tests. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 788, 139502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2020.139502
    Merle, B., Higgins, W. H., & Pharr, G. M. (2020). Extending the range of constant strain rate nanoindentation testing. Journal of Materials Research, 35(4), 343–352. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2019.408

    2019

    Hou, X., Krauß, S., & Merle, B. (2019). Additional grain boundary strengthening in length-scale architectured copper with ultrafine and coarse domains. Scripta Materialia, 165, 55–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.02.019
    Böhm, C. F., Feldner, P., Merle, B., & Wolf, S. E. (2019). Conical Nanoindentation Allows Azimuthally Independent Hardness Determination in Geological and Biogenic Minerals. Materials, 12(10), 1630. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12101630
    Merle, B. (2019). Creep behavior of gold thin films investigated by bulge testing at room and elevated temperature. Journal of Materials Research, 34(1), 69–77. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.287
    Merle, B., Higgins, W. H., & Pharr, G. M. (2019). Critical issues in conducting constant strain rate nanoindentation tests at higher strain rates. Journal of Materials Research, 34(20), 3495–3503. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2019.292
    Bykov, M., Chariton, S., Fei, H., Fedotenko, T., Aprilis, G., Ponomareva, A. V., Tasnádi, F., Abrikosov, I. A., Merle, B., Feldner, P., Vogel, S., Schnick, W., Prakapenka, V. B., Greenberg, E., Hanfland, M., Pakhomova, A., Liermann, H.-P., Katsura, T., Dubrovinskaia, N., & Dubrovinsky, L. (2019). High-pressure synthesis of ultraincompressible hard rhenium nitride pernitride Re-2(N-2)(N)(2) stable at ambient conditions. Nature Communications, 10, 2994. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10995-3
    Preiß, E. I., Lyu, H., Liebig, J. P., Richter, G., Gannott, F., Gruber, P. A., Göken, M., Bitzek, E., & Merle, B. (2019). Microstructural dependence of the fracture toughness of metallic thin films: A bulge test and atomistic simulation study on single-crystalline and polycrystalline silver films. Journal of Materials Research, 34(20), 3483–3494. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2019.262
    Fischer, C., Merle, B., & Drummer, D. (2019). Achieving homogeneous properties for thin-walled components through dynamic temperature controls. Zeitschrift Kunststofftechnik, 15(5), 353–369. https://doi.org/10.3139/o999.02052019
    Tinoco, H. A., Hutař, P., Merle, B., Göken, M., & Tomáš, K. (2019). Fracture Toughness Evaluation of a Cracked Au Thin Film by Applying a Finite Element Analysis and Bulge Test. Key Engineering Materials, 827, 196–202. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.827.196

    2018

    Feldner, P., Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2018). Superplastic deformation behavior of Zn-22% Al alloy investigated by nanoindentation at elevated temperatures. Materials & Design, 153, 71–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2018.05.008
    Khansur, N. H., Eckstein, U., Benker, L., Deisinger, U., Merle, B., & Webber, K. G. (2018). Room temperature deposition of functional ceramic films on low-cost metal substrate. Ceramics International, 44(14), 16295–16301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.06.027
    Merle, B., & Höppel, H. W. (2018). Microscale High-Cycle Fatigue Testing by Dynamic Micropillar Compression Using Continuous Stiffness Measurement. Experimental Mechanics, 58(3), 465–474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0362-3
    Preiß, E. I., Gannott, F., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2018). Scaling of the fracture toughness of freestanding metallic thin films with the yield strength. Materials Research Letters, 6(10), 607–612. https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2018.1520749
    Liebig, J. P., Krauß, S., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2018). Influence of stacking fault energy and dislocation character on slip transfer at coherent twin boundaries studied by micropillar compression. Acta Materialia, 154, 261–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2018.05.037
    Merle, B., Kraus, X., Tallawi, M., Scharfe, B., El Fray, M., Aifantis, K., Boccaccini, A. R., & Göken, M. (2018). Dynamic mechanical characterization of poly(glycerol sebacate)/poly (butylene succinate-butylene dilinoleate) blends for cardiac tissue engineering by flat punch nanoindentation. Materials Letters, 221, 115–118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.03.051

    2017

    Feldner, P., Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2017). Determination of the strain-rate sensitivity of ultrafine-grained materials by spherical nanoindentation. Journal of Materials Research, 32(8), 1466–1473. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2017.69
    Fischer, C., Seefried, A., Merle, B., Göken, M., & Drummer, D. (2017). Influencing Hardness and Wear During the Dynamic Tempered Microinjection Molding Process by Considering Isothermal Holding Time. Polymer Engineering and Science, 57(2), 121–128. https://doi.org/10.1002/pen.24394
    Merle, B., Maier-Kiener, V., & Pharr, G. M. (2017). Influence of modulus-to-hardness ratio and harmonic parameters on continuous stiffness measurement during nanoindentation. Acta Materialia, 134, 167–176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.05.036
    Shrestha, S., Fischer, R., Matt, G. J., Feldner, P., Michel, T., Osvet, A., Levchuck, I., Merle, B., Golkar, S., Chen, H., Tedde, S. F., Schmidt, O., Hock, R., Rühring, M., Göken, M., Heiß, W., Anton, G., & Brabec, C. J. (2017). High-performance direct conversion X-ray detectors based on sintered hybrid lead triiodide perovskite wafers. Nature Photonics, 11(7), 436–440. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2017.94
    Preiß, E. I., Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2017). Understanding the extremely low fracture toughness of freestanding gold thin films by in-situ bulge testing in an AFM. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 691, 218–225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.03.037
    Ghanem, M., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2017). Plane-strain bulge testing of thin films under compressive residual stresses. Surface and Coatings Technology, 327, 167–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.08.004
    Mikschl, F., Merle, B., Baum, M., Haberle, J., Göken, M., & Schmidt, M. (2017). Micromechanical characterization of laser consolidated nanoparticle ITO layers. Thin Solid Films, 642, 214–218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.046
    Vierneusel, B., Benker, L., Tremmel, S., Göken, M., & Merle, B. (2017). Isolating the effect of residual stresses on coating wear by a mechanical stress relaxation technique. Thin Solid Films, 638, 159–166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2017.06.016

    2016

    Liebig, J. P., Göken, M., Richter, G., Mačković, M., Przybilla, T., Spiecker, E., Pierron, O. N., & Merle, B. (2016). A flexible method for the preparation of thin film samples for in situ TEM characterization combining shadow-FIB milling and electron beam-assisted etching. Ultramicroscopy, 171, 82–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2016.09.004
    Javed, H., Merle, B., Preiß, E. I., Hivet, R., Benedetto, A., & Göken, M. (2016). Mechanical characterization of metallic thin films by bulge and scratch testing. Surface and Coatings Technology, 289, 69–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.01.051
    Ast, J., Merle, B., Durst, K., & Göken, M. (2016). Fracture toughness evaluation of NiAl single crystals by microcantilevers-a new continuous J-integral method. Journal of Materials Research, 31(23), 3786–3794. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2016.393
    Merle, B., Nicholson, K. S., Herbert, E. G., & Göken, M. (2016). An improved method for point deflection measurements on rectangular membranes. Materials & Design, 109, 485–491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.07.054

    2015

    Merle, B., Cassel, D., & Göken, M. (2015). Time-dependent deformation behavior of freestanding and SiNx-supported gold thin films investigated by bulge tests. Journal of Materials Research, 30(14), 2161–2169. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2015.184

    2014

    Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2014). Bulge fatigue testing of freestanding and supported gold films. Journal of Materials Research, 29(2), 267–276. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2013.373
    Merle, B., Maier-Kiener, V., & Durst, K. (2014). Experimental and Theoretical Confirmation of the Scaling Exponent 2 in Pyramidal Load Displacement Data for Depth Sensing Indentation. Scanning, 36(5), 526–529. https://doi.org/10.1002/sca.21151

    2013

    Maier-Kiener, V., Merle, B., Göken, M., & Durst, K. (2013). An improved long-term nanoindentation creep testing approach for studying the local deformation processes in nanocrystalline metals at room and elevated temperatures. Journal of Materials Research, 28(9), 1177–1188. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2013.39
    Tallawi, M., Rai, R., Gleixner, M. R., Rörick, O., Weyand, M., Röther, J. A., Schubert, D. W., Kozlowska, A., El Fray, M., Merle, B., Göken, M., Aifantis, K., & Boccaccini, A. R. (2013). Poly(glycerol sebacate)\Poly(butylene succinate-dilinoleate) Blends as Candidate Materials for Cardiac Tissue Engineering. Macromolecular Symposia, 334(1), 57–67. https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.201300114

    2012

    Durst, K., Rehman, H. U., & Merle, B. (2012). Comment to paper “Penetration depth and tip radius dependence on the correction factor in nanoindentation measurements” by JM Meza et al. Journal of Materials Research, 27(8), 1205–1207. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2012.41
    Meszaros, R., Merle, B., Wild, M., Durst, K., Göken, M., & Wondraczek, L. (2012). Effect of thermal annealing on the mechanical properties of low-emissivity physical vapor deposited multilayer-coatings for architectural applications. Thin Solid Films, 520(24), 7130–7135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2012.07.086
    Merle, B., Maier-Kiener, V., Göken, M., & Durst, K. (2012). Experimental determination of the effective indenter shape and epsilon-factor for nanoindentation by continuously measuring the unloading stiffness. Journal of Materials Research, 27(1), 214–221. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2011.245
    Merle, B., Schweitzer, E. W., & Göken, M. (2012). Thickness and grain size dependence of the strength of copper thin films as investigated with bulge tests and nanoindentations. Philosophical Magazine, 92(25-27), 3172–3187. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2012.685773

    2011

    Meszaros, R., Wild, M., Merle, B., & Wondraczek, L. (2011). Flexural strength of PVD coated float glass for architectural applications. GLASS TECHNOLOGY-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GLASS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A, 52(6), 190–196.
    Merle, B., & Göken, M. (2011). Fracture toughness of silicon nitride thin films of different thicknesses as measured by bulge tests. Acta Materialia, 59(4), 1772–1779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2010.11.043

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