Hysitron PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

Standard Testing Modes

surface analysis


Nanoindentation


Precise lateral positioning and nanoscale load and depth control allow for the quantitative determination of fundamental mechanical properties such as hardness and elastic modulus for a wide variety of materials.



Tensile


Direct-pull and Push-to-Pull (PTP) testing of dog-bone specimens, thin films, or nanowires allows for the in-situ measurement of stress-strain behavior in low dimensional materials not easily tested by traditional means.



Bending


Accurate loading alignment and specimen size measurement using SEM imaging enables straightforward bending stiffness and fracture toughness measurements for single-phase, composite, or layered materials.



Compression


Pillars, particles, and other small scale structures can be compressed to measure stress-strain behavior and yield properties while observing deformation mechanisms in real time. Proper tip alignment is verified using SEM imaging.

OPTIONAL UPGRADE MODES

surface analysis