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Triboindenter

High precision nanoindenter: Hysitron Triboindenter®

Technical specifications

Transducer:

L

  • Maximum load: 12000 µN
  • Resolution: <1 nN
  • Noise floor: 100 nN

Displacement

  • Resolution: 0.0002 nm
  • Noise Floor: 0.2 nm
  • Drift: < 0.05 nm/sec

Stage:

  • Resolution X/Y direction: 50 nm
  • Resolution Z direction: 3 nm

Available testing modes:

  • Quasistatic nanoindentation
  • Feedback control-operate in closed loop load or displacement control (creep- or stress-relaxation tests)
  • Scratch testing
  • nanoDMATM dynamic testing

Special Features:

  • Temperature control stage (-15 < T < 120 °C)
  • In-situ imaging
  • Automated testing
  • Acoustic and thermal enclosure
  • Top-down optics for viewing and selection of testing sites
  • Sub-micron resolution staging for sample positioning
  • Active and passive vibration dampening systems

 

Applications:

  • Measurement of hardness and Young’s modulus
  • Measurement of time dependent properties by means of creep tests or nanoDMATM testing
  • Characterization of mechanical properties of building materials:

    • Bitumen
    • Cement
    • Wood

  • Identification of temperature dependence of mechanical properties
  • Identification of moisture dependence of mechanical properties