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MMLAB stands for “Interfacultary Laboratory for Micro- and Nanomechanics of Biological and Biomimetical Materials”. The laboratory is located at the Vienna University of Technology and focuses on investigating the mechanical and morphological properties of micro- and nanostructures. Special emphasis is laid on biological material such as calcified tissue and wood. The experimental means include

  • nanoindentation
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • micro computertomography
  • (polarized- and florescence)light microscopy
  • tensile/torsional testing
  • optical motion capturing
  • high-speed video

Sample preparation is conducted in a preparation room, specially equipped for biological tissues.

The MMLAB is interfacultary and belongs to three different institutes: (in alphabetical order)