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Nanoindenter / Nanoscratch System


  • Quantitative characterization of mechanical properties of small volumes of material under quasi-static and/or dynamic forcing. Properties such as viscoelastic modulii, hardness, creep, stress relaxation, and fracture toughness measured at the nanoscale and microscale. Nanoscratching uses lateral force to probe coatings and film adhesion
  • Applications: characterization of organic, inorganic, soft or hard materials and coatings such as thin and multilayer films, photoresists, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, metals and metal oxides, electronic/solar/semiconductor, polymers, glasses, ceramics, composites, biomaterials
  • Bruker Nanomechancial Characterization workshop at UA (July 17th, 2019): Nanoindentation and nanoDMA [PDF]