MSE-669 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Michler Johann, Schwiedrzik Johann Jakob

Langue: Anglais

Remark: November 2022. Please register directly on the course website, not on lS-Academia.


Every 2 years


The course focuses on mechanics of solid thin films and small scale structures and on state-of-the-art experimental techniques employed for evaluation and extraction of thin films and small scale structures mechanical properties. Lectures are example intensive, with in depth theoretical analysis.



Textbook: L.B. Freund and S. Suresh, Thin Film Materials, Cambridge Univ. Press 2004 (textbook is not necessary for course participation, handouts and lecture notes will provide sufficient information but the textbook is a valuable reference for anyone working in the field). The course will be held throughout 22.11.22 through 25.11.22 at EMPA in Thun so that partic-ipants can witness and take part in actual experimental evaluations and testing of thin films.


Small scale mechanics, thin film mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic knowledge of solid mechanics and materials (e.g. elasticity, strength of materials, con-tinuum mechanics, microstructure and chemistry of materials)

Assessment methods




Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 24
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Thin film and small scale mechanics
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 4 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence