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A sub-micron scale property testing apparatus including a test subject holder and heating assembly. The assembly includes a holder base configured to couple with a sub-micron mechanical testing instrument and electro-mechanical transducer assembly. The assembly further includes a test subject stage coupled with the holder base. The test subject stage is thermally isolated from the holder base. The test subject stage includes a stage subject surface configured to receive a test subject, and a stage plate bracing the stage subject surface. The stage plate is under the stage subject surface. The test subject stage further includes a heating element adjacent to the stage subject surface, the heating element is configured to generate heat at the stage subject surface.
Oh, Yunje (Medina, MN), Asif, Syed Amanulla Syed (Bloomington, MN), Cyrankowski, Edward (Woodbury, MN), Warren, Oden Lee (New Brighton, MN)
14/ 948,549
November 23, 2015
SBIR NOTICE [0002] This invention was made with Government support under (DE-FG02-07ER84812) awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention