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SURFACE nanometrology News Ticker:
New: Market launch of our sm@rt 500 nanoindenter system. Small in design - big in performance.
SURFACE nanometrology News Ticker:
New: Micro controller controlled Humidity Controller for material science investigations
New: 200 mm automated vacuum chuck for the G200 nanoindenter allows measurement of the entire wafer surface under constant measurement conditions (frame stiffness)
SURFACE PLD Technology News Ticker:
New: Battery Workstation delivered to Cambridge University , GB. It combines three different physical coating processes with a glove box: PLD, sputtering, thermal evaporation and all on a single standard workstation system frame
New: Insitu- Beamline PLD System installed at Karlsruhe KIT allows unique thin film investigations in the synchrotron beam

Mechanical Testing

MTS XP Nanoindenter
MTS XP Nanoindenter
MTS G200 Nanoindenter
MTS G200 Nanoindenter

Two high performance nanoindenters are available for testing at loads up to 10 Newton at nm displacement and nN force resolution. The instrumentation provides access to:

  • Hardness and Young's modulus as a function of indentation depth
  • Scratch and wear testing
  • Adhesion of films on substrates
  • Micro bending and compression
  • Dynamic testing of polymers
  • Temperature dependent tests
  • Fracture toughness

The patented continuous stiffness technique (CSM) yields the respective values for each point of the measurement throughout the whole loading cycle and enables dynamic experiments to characterize the time dependent mechanical behavior of the sample.

Scratch test
Scratch test

Scratch tests provide information about the wear resistance of surfaces as well as the interfacial adhesion between coatings on a substrate. Interactive scanning allows characterizing the indent and scratching geometries in the nanometer scale and to position indents within several nanometers.

For temperature dependent testing our nanoindenters are equipped with heating/cooling stages and laser heaters. Sample properties can be determined at temperatures up to 500°C.

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