Nanoindentation and Nano-scratch System

Nanoindenter for quasistatic and dynamic nanoindentation testing. Hardness and the Elastic Modulus measurements versus the penetration deoth and study of the deformation modes of bulk materials, nanocomposite materials, hard protective coatings and thin films, barrier coating for flexible electronics packaging, soft materials (polymers and organic layers) fibrous scaffolds, nanocomposite concrete.

Nano-scratch tester (i.e. adhesion, friction coefficient and elastic/plastic deformation of films and coatings).

Equipped with diamond tips in various shapes (Berkovich type, cono-spherical, cube corner, line load).