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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 751698, 1 page

Testing, Measurement, and Characterization of Nanomaterials

1School of Mechatronics Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, China
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
3Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, PA 18015, USA
4Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910, USA

Received 6 July 2015; Accepted 6 July 2015

Copyright © 2015 Bei Peng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Materials and structures at the nanoscale often have unique mechanical, electronic, or optical properties. With emergence of various novel nanoscale materials and structures over the past decades, traditional testing and characterization techniques may not be suitable any more especially when structures are formed with sizes comparable to any of many possible length scales. In this special issue, original research articles were selected which cover the mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, and biological properties of a broad range of nanomaterials. We hope the special issue will stimulate finding of new phenomena and properties and developing novel techniques for testing and characterization of nanomaterials.

Bei  Peng
Changhong  Ke
Yaling  Liu
Yong  Zhu