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nano indentation

The ZHN universal nanomechanical tester is used for comprehensive, mechanical characterization of thin layers or small surface areas with the necessary force and travel resolution. This includes measuring indentation hardness, indentation modulus, and Martens hardness to ISO 14577 (instrumented indentation testing).

Key Advantages and Features

  • Modern software with a clearly structured design
  • Stiff frame design with indenter axis exactly in the movement axis (no tilting moment)

High degree of modularity thanks to

  • Interchangeable measuring heads in normal (2 N/0.2 N) and lateral directions, allowing realistic modeling of loading conditions
  • Unique tandem optics (developed for space travel) with 2 cameras; can be expanded for up to 4 different magnifications
  • Software structure features function/application modules for hardness and Young's modulus tests, scratch test, cyclic indentation test and indentation test with superimposed oscillation

Various specimen holders available, including holders with insulated specimen carriers for tip to specimen contact resistance measurement

Ample room in all directions, with precise step size and high resolution:

  • X direction 200 mm
  • Y direction 100 mm
  • Z direction 70 mm

New enclosure design with improved thermal and acoustic insulation