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ARCI in collaboration with Nanomechanics Inc., has developed NanoBlitz 3D

On April 22, 2020 Scientists from International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology in collaboration with Nanomechanics Incorporated (Inc.,) have  developed NanoBlitz 3D, an advanced tool to map nano-mechanical properties of constituent phases, features or components of multiphase alloys, composites, multi-layered coatings & others.New tool can map nanomechanical propertiesMajor Highlights of the tool:

i.Provides the capability to perform advanced phase analysis & yields excellent result on a wide range of material systems, which includes glass-fibre-reinforced polymer composites, dual-phase steels, softwood and shale

ii.Possess high performance which requires a few hours of testing to generate over 10,000 data points that can be processed using Machine Learning (ML) algorithms.

iii.Enables the performance of a large array which consists of 1000s high-speed nano-indentation tests, where each test takes less than 1 second to measure hardness and elastic modulus of a given material.

iv.Used to rapidly establish structural-property linkages at a micrometer length scale or higher, which will help to understand multiscale mechanics and aid in development of hierarchical materials, this in turn, accelerates the development of high-performance novel materials under an Integrated Computational Material Engineering (ICME) approach.

Key Points

  • As data science is considered the new avenue to accelerate materials design and discovery, this technique with high-fidelity and high-throughput will contribute to this new paradigm.
  • The product was released in San Antonio, USA by  G. Padmanabham, Director, ARCI, on the sidelines of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2019 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

About Nanomechanics Inc.,
Headquarters– Oak Ridge, United States of America(USA)
Director– Warren C. Oliver

About ARCI:

Chairperson -Dr. Anil Kakodkar ,Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana