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System and method for testing of micro-sized materials

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Apparatus and methods for testing sediment submerged in liquid and manufacturing the apparatus. The apparatus and methods of the present embodiment can provide for nano/micro characterization of mechanical properties of materials submerged in liquid, facilitating specimen preparation and installation, and can provide hydrated materials. The apparatus can include cell walls with optical magnifying lenses so that the materials can be viewed without the aid of a microscope.

Inventors: 
Reed, Allen Hagerman; Zhang, Guoping; Yin, Hang; Young, David C.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2012-09-14
Grant Date: 
2015-03-24
Grant time: 
921 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY