Hardness Measurement

Measure hardness and other mechanical properties with tools from our partners at Nanomechanics Inc.
Multiple system configurations from tabletop to in-situ are available for characterizing any surface or micro-structure, even under vacuum. These tools provide accurate and reliable measurements for applications in industry, R&D, and academia.

Compatible materials include:

  • Thin films, coatings, and surface treatment
  • Metals, ceramics, and polymers
  • Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • MEMS

Model Information

Model Description
iNano Simplest, high performance system on the market
iMicro High performance and flexibility
NanoFlip In-situ vacuum compatible
InSem HT In-situ vacuum compatible & high-temperature
(up to 800C)

Typical Applications

A wide range of applications are supported, but not limited to the following:

  • Hardness
  • Young's Modulus
  • Characterization of thin films, coatings, and surface treatments
  • Constant strain rate & constant loading rate
  • Frequency specific experiments
  • Storage and loss modulus
  • Crack initiation & growth