Nanostrain sensitivity in a wire torsion experiment.

  title={Nanostrain sensitivity in a wire torsion experiment.},
  author={W Ali and D Liu and J. Li and Anne Pery and Nilvia Herrada and David Mills and Robert Anthony Owen and P. Burton and Dong Dong and G. Gannaway and Andrew J. Bushby and D. J. Dunstan},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={91 1},
The feasibility of a thin-wire torsion stress-strain experiment with nanostrain sensitivity is demonstrated. A gauge length of 50 m was made possible by using The Monument, London, thereby restoring it to its original purpose as a scientific instrument. A wire of 150 μm diameter was studied using the load-unload method, and data were recorded in the elastic regime and through the elastic-plastic transition. Analysis of this preliminary experiment suggested some necessary improvements to the… 
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