The Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, concentrate in research areas at the Nanomechanics and Micromechanics scale that study the modeling, design, fabrication and application of three dimensional structures and systems with dimensions in the range of micrometers and below.
Nanomechanics is the branch of mechanics that studies the fundamentals of materials (elastic and inelastic behavior in continuum and atomistic/molecular approaches) at the nanometer scale. Micromechanics studies the mechanical behavior of materials at the micrometer scale which has been an active and very productive field of research in mechanics. Nanomechanics, on the other hand, is a new field of research in mechanics intimately connected to Micromechanics. Both Nanomechanics and Micromechanics provide a scientific foundation for Nanotechnology. These two research areas focus on the mechanical properties of engineered nanostructures and nanosystems, e.g. nanoparticles, nanowires, nanopowders, nanorods, nanotubes of several types (carbon, boron nitride etc), nanoshells, nanomembranes, nanocoatings, nanocomposites, nanofluids, nanomotors, thin films, thin foils, thin wires, etc.
The overall aim of the journal is to bring science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with emphasis on mechanics, processing, characterization, design, modeling and applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel/enhanced properties or functions. It is directed at both academic researchers and practicing engineers. The journal highlights the continued growth and new challenges in Nanomechanics and Micromechanics both for application development and for basic research essential to, in particular, Civil Engineering applications.