Hysitron's wide range of nanomechanical testing techniques enable complete characterization of many different material types and structures. Explore Hysitron's various core techniques or visit our application notes to see the techniques in action.
The three-plate capacitive transducer is unique in its operation and exclusive
to Hysitron's instruments.
This technique provides high-resolution SPM images at the location of the test
by imaging with the same probe that performs the nanomechanical testing.
Scratch testing provides quantitative force and displacement data for
tribology, coating thickness, interfacial adhesion, and friction studies.
Nanoindentation involves applying a force to an indenter probe while continuously
monitoring the depth. From this, a force versus displacement curve is created
giving a nanomechanical fingerprint of the sample's material properties.
ScanningWear™ testing is a feature enabling research into wear resistance of coatings
and films at the nanoscale. ScanningWear testing enables the user to wear at different
loads and carry out several wear experiments on one sample.