Electrical Contact Resistance | Bruker

Electrical Contact Resistance

Nanoscale Electrical Contact Resistance for Hysitron Standalone Nanoindenters

The combination of electrical contact resistance measurements with nanoindentation (nanoECR) provides valuable new insights into contact resistance evolution and material deformation behavior at the nanoscale. By passing current through a conductive nanoindenter probe, nanoscale electrical characteristics can be determined as a function of applied probe force and probe displacement into the sample surface. In addition to quantitative measurement of I-V characteristics of nanoscale electrical contacts, new insights can be gained in the areas of thin film fracture, dislocation nucleation, deformation transients, contact resistance, fatigue, diode behavior, tunneling effects, piezoelectric response, phase transformations, and more. The correlation between the nanomechanical properties, electrical properties, and deformation behavior is of paramount importance in designing next- generation materials and devices.

Nanoscale Electrical Contact Resistance Test Equipment

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 950 TriboIndenter | Bruker

TI 950 TriboIndenter

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

Hysitron TI Premier | Bruker

TI Premier

Dedicated nanomechanical test instruments, providing an essential toolkit for nanoscale mechanical characterization within a compact platform.