Temperature Control | Bruker


Accelerating Understanding of Temperature-Specific Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Properties

There is a continued push to enhance material performance at specific operating temperatures and expand the temperature range that materials can reliably operate within. At any given operating temperature, it is overwhelmingly the mechanical properties that dictate the feasibility of using a material. Optimizing temperature- dependent mechanical properties typically requires extensive and lengthy R&D efforts to develop the next-generation of materials. Nanomechanical testing encompasses a powerful set of quantitative techniques to assist in accelerating materials development through understanding temperature-dependent mechanical properties at the nanoscale and microscale.

Bruker has developed a comprehensive suite of nanomechanical testing techniques and temperature control stages to achieve a fundamental knowledge of temperature-specific mechanical and tribological properties. These techniques provide the ability to quantitatively measure mechanical and tribological properties of thin films, individual microstructures and phases within a material, material interfaces, and composition gradients under non-ambient conditions. The ability to quantitatively characterize individual constituents of a material allows researchers to decrease development times by providing data critical to developing next-generation materials that can reliably perform at a targeted temperature.

Hysitron Nanoindenters Enabling Nanomechanics at Non-Ambient Temperature

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.

Microscope Instruments for Enabling Nanomechanics at Non-Ambient Temperatures

Hysitron PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter

Bruker’s comprehensive 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).