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Nanoindenter Tips

SURFACE provides a full range of tips for MTS/Agilent nanoindenters as well as for Hysitron indenters. Check our web shop for a comprehensive list of available tips.

We can also supply conductive diamond tips as well as sapphire tips. Please contact us for more information.

Berkovich Shape

Berkovich tip The Berkovich tip is a three-sided pyramid. The angle between the centerline and the three faces is 65.3°. The three face design allows to grind the tip to a sharp point. It is suitable for bulk materials, thin films, polymers, scratch testing, wear testing, MEMS, and imaging.

Vickers Shape

Vickers tip The Vickers tip is a four-sided pyramid with an centerline-to-face angle of 68°. It is suitable for bulk materials, films and foils, scratch testing, and wear testing.

Knoop Shape

Knoop tip Originally developed in the 1930s for hardness tests, this tip has a rhombic-based pyramidal shape that forms an elongated diamond shaped indent. Due to the elongated shape, the diagonal of the indent can be measured to determine the size/depth of the indentation.

Cube Corner Shape

Cube corner tip As the name implies, this is a three-sided pyramidal tip with perpendicular faces like the corner of a cube. The centerline-to-face angle is 35.3°. It is suitable for thin film, scratch testing, fracture toughness, wear testing, MEMS, and imaging.

Conical Shape

Conical tip The conical tip is characterized by its cone angle α and the radius of the tip curvature r. Cone angles between 45° and 120° are available. The tip radius can vary between sharp (<1 μm) and 100 μm. The simplicity of its cylindrical symmetry makes it attractive from a modeling standpoint. It is suitable for scratch testing, wear testing, imaging, and MEMS applications.

Flattop Shape

Flattop tip This tip is similar to the conical tip, but instead of a rounded end it has a flat surface. It is characterized by its cone angle α and the diameter d of the flattened tip. Cone angles between 40° and 90° are available. The diameter can vary between 2 μm and 250 μm.

Wedge Shape

Wedge tip This shape is similar to a four sided pyramid that is elongated in one direction. It can have two different centerline-to-face angles. It is characterized by the two angles between opposite faces, and the length of the wedge.

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