(Micro Materials, Ltd.): This micro/nanoindenter is capable
of measuring and applying loads and depths ranging from 10 microNewtons
to 20 Newtons and up to 30 microns respectively. Scratching, lateral
force and friction measurements, wear testing, cyclic loading, high
temperature nanoindentation (up to 500ÉC) and impact testing are
(Hysitron, Inc.): This
nanoindenter features in situ imaging and AFM imaging of
indentations, for a load range of 10 microNewtons to 10 milliNewtons
and a maximum displacement of 5 microns. Scratching, lateral force
and friction measurements, wear testing and dynamic mechanical measurements
are also possible.
This unique microscope can measure the force between two molecules
as a function of separation distance, and is particularly well-suited
to the study of polymeric and bio-materials.
8848 MicroTester (Instron,
Corp.): This table-top electromechanical universal tension/compression
apparatus can be used for low cycle fatigue and standard uniaxial
testing of small or thin specimens. It can apply and measure loads
ranging from 5 Newtons to 2 kiloNewtons.