Mechanical Analysis

Nanoindentation and Scratch

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  • Agilent Technologies Nanoindenter G200
  • Modulus and hardness measurements of metals, glasses, and polymers at depth from 100nm – 3µm.
  • Surface profiles, critical load, film delamination, and estimate of plastic deformation.
  • Continuous stiffness (CSM) mode for high precision measurements.

 

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

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  • TA Instruments Q800
    • Glass transition temperatures
    •  Visco-elastic properties of solids
    • Creep/stress relaxation
    • Cyclic loading (fatigue)
    • Variation of elastic modulus, loss modulus, and tanδ
  • 3-point bending fixture
  • film tension fixture
  • single/dual cantilever fixture
  • Sample chamber temperature control:  -150°C to 600°C
    • Heating rate: 0.1-20°C/min
    • Cooling rate: 0.1-10°C/min
  • Multi-frequency (0.01-200Hz)