Battery-Solar-Energy | Bruker

Battery, Solar, and Energy

Quantitative Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Characterization of Materials for Energy

Energy generation and energy storage related applications require some of today’s most complex materials development initiatives to meet efficiency and reliability targets. New materials are continuously being developed that transform the ways we capture, transmit, and store energy. While initial research is primarily focused on obtaining unique electrical properties with increased efficiency, oftentimes the mechanical reliability of these materials is an afterthought. For successful integration of next-generation materials into a reliable device, the mechanical properties must be characterized, understood, and optimized.

Bruker has developed a comprehensive suite of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing techniques to characterize the mechanical properties of materials used for energy applications. Whether you need to measure mechanical property degradation of battery electrode and separator coatings as a function of electrochemical cycle, the interfacial adhesion of photovoltaic thin films, or the wear resistance of high-efficiency turbine coatings, Bruker has quantitative characterization technologies to help you meet your material reliability objectives.

Application Notes

Standalone Test Equipment for Energy Materials Characterization

Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter | Bruker

TI 980 TriboIndenter

Bruker's most advanced nanomechanical and nanotribological test instrument, operating at the intersection of maximum performance, flexibility, reliability, sensitivity and speed.

Hysitron TI Premier | Bruker

TI Premier

Versatile nanomechanical and nanotribological test instrument, supporting a broad range of hybrid and correlative characterization techniques.

Hysitron TS 77 Select Nanoindenter | Bruker

TS 77 Select

Dedicated nanomechanical test instruments, providing an essential toolkit of core nanoscale mechanical characterization techniques.

Microscope Test Equipment for Energy Materials Characterization

Hysitron PI 85L SEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 85L SEM PicoIndenter

Depth-sensing nanomechanical test instrument that can be interfaced with scanning electron microscopes (SEM).

Hysitron PI 8X SEM PicoIndenter BRUKER

PI 89 SEM PicoIndenter

Bruker’s comprehensive in-situ nanomechanical test instrument for SEM and FIB/SEM, featuring our full suite of techniques.

Hysitron PI 95 TEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 95 TEM PicoIndenter

The first full-fledged depth-sensing indenter capable of direct-observation nanomechanical testing inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM).


Hysitron TS 75 TriboScope | Bruker

TS 75 TriboScope

Quantitative, rigid-probe nanoindentation and nanotribological characterization on your existing AFM.