Instrument: Nano-Test

nano- and micro- indentation used for Mechanical properties of materials


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Post author: Lauren Hyde. Last update: 16/06/2014 at 1:14 pm by Lauren Hyde.





Manufacturer: MicroMaterials

Nano-indentation, micro-indentation, scratch testing, impact testing, liquid cell, nanopositioner stage for imaging of samples

Benefits of the Nano-Test

This system offers a complete range of nanomechanical tests.

With just one test platform a range of mechanical properties can be investigated, allowing a complete picture of material performance to be assembled:

Nano and micro indentation
Nano-impact and fatigue
Nano-scratch and wear

Technical features and specifications

Displacement Range: 0-50mm
Theoretic displacement resolution: 0.04nm
Theoretic load ranges:
for MT: 0.1-2N, 0-20N
for NT2: 50-100mN, 100-500mN
for NT1: 0.01-10mN, 10-50mN
Max. load resolution better than: 100nN
Thermal drift below: 0.01nm/min
X/Y/Z travel: 50mm
X/Y/Z resolution: 0.02mm
Analysis area: 50mm x 50mm
Specimen size: 100mm x 100mm
Video zoom: x30 – x150
Impact Module: Frequency Range 0-500Hz


Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: Facility staff operate this instrument
Access: Access pricing may vary