Laboratory for Micro and Nano mechanics of Materials



Welcome to the webpage of the Sūkshma, the research group of Professor U. Ramamurty at the Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. In Sanskrit, sūkshma means incisive, fine and detailed. This is what we aim at, in the context of mechanical behavior of a wide variety of materials at the micro- and nano-scales. In particular, we are interested in unraveling the connections between micromechanisms of deformation and fracture and the overall performance of any given material. Currently, we are actively looking at the following materials: bulk metallic glasses, Boron modified Ti alloys, Mg alloys, and nanocomposites. In addition, we are interested in the indentation testing in general, both in applying it to unravel a given material's behavior as well as developing an understanding of what happens  underneath the  indenter.    

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