Electrochemical | Bruker


Quantitative Nanomechanical and Tribological Testing Under Oxidizing or Reducing Conditions

Electrochemistry combined with nanomechanical testing is a powerful technique for investigating the influence of electrode reactions on mechanical properties of materials. Bruker’s electrochemical cell expands the range of environmental conditions that can be controlled during nanoindentation and tribology experiments. The sample surface potential is controlled through a bias voltage applied to the sample, allowing material behavior to be studied under oxidizing and reducing conditions. Corrosion effects and the formation of oxide under different surface potentials can be quantitatively studied, as well as the effect of the monolayers of material that form. By changing the electrochemical potential, a variety of different environments are able to be simulated during nanoindentation and nanotribological testing.

Electrochemical Cell Compatible Test Instruments

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.