/ Nano-Indentation


Nano-indentation is the ideal technique to study the mechanical properties of very thin films (less than 1 µm) without the influence of the substrate. In this method, a small load is applied to a narrow indenter that penetrates the surface of the material. During the experiment, one monitors the depth penetration as a function of the load. The information collected then serves to determine the nanohardness, Young’s modulus, wear resistance or toughness of the material.


-Determine the nano-hardness

-Measure wear or scratch resistance

-Measure Young’s modulus

-Measure toughness


Force : 10 µN – 10 mN

Depth resolution : 0.1 nm

Lateral resolution : 100 nm

Manufacturer : Hysitron

Model : TriboIndenter

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