Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

2018 - January 17th - Technical Meeting

Minnesota Chapter ASM hosts Ryan Stromberg, Technical Sales & Marketing Manager from Bruker Nano Surfaces Division. His presentation “Novel Techniques for In-Situ Nanomechanical Testing in the Electron Microscope” is on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Green Mill in Plymouth, Minnesota.


The combination of traditional nanomechanical test instruments with complementary techniques has generated innovative ways to characterize nanoscale materials. In particular, simultaneously pairing the high sensitivity of nanomechanical testing with the high spatial resolution of scanning electron microscopy creates a powerful tool for studying nanoscale structures, which are often difficult to test because of the inherent challenges imposed by the size of the samples involved. Bruker offers compact vacuum-compatible instruments which are capable of quantitative nanomechanical testing in conjunction with synchronized SEM observation. These instruments allow for site-specific testing and direct observation of complex phenomena such as elastic and plastic deformation, fracture onset, and interfacial delamination. Supported mechanical test modes include indentation, compression, bend, and tension, as well as hybrid techniques such as simultaneous electrical characterization and heating up to 800°C.

Biographical Information

Ryan Stromberg is a Technical Sales and Marketing Manager at Bruker Nano Surfaces. He works primarily with the PicoIndenter line of instruments which perform in-situ nanomechanical testing inside Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) or Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). Ryan has worked for Hysitron Inc. (which was acquired by Bruker Corporation in Jan 2017) since 2004. He has degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota.

Location Green Mill Plymouth
2705 Annapolis Lane
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