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The nanotechnology market suffers deeply from the lack of industrial trust in technologies that are highly innovative but not fully demonstrated. The complete applicative potential of nanotechnologies can only be reached if the academic and industrial stakeholders are able to propose operational procedures to assess the reliability of nanomaterial-based electronic devices (or nanodevices).


Due to the particularities of nanoscale physics, nanodevices are more sensitive than traditional objects to a large realm of loadings (chemical, mechanical, thermal, ...). Moreover, degradation mechanisms affect nanodevices at different scales, from the nanoscale of the constitutive components to the macroscale of substrates and electric contacts. As a consequence damage phenomena involved in the ageing process are both highly multiphysical and multiscale.