The XP nanoindenter is a mechanical microprobe system that can be used for nanoindentation to measure hardness and elastic modulus, viscoelastic properties of storage and loss moduli, and performing force displacement tests on structures.
Location: Maryland Hall 15 (basement level)
Contact information for training: Please contact Meg Tully in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reservations: iLab reservation system (Click Here).
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Manufacturer: Now, Keysight Technologies
Capabilities and Options: The XP nanoindenter allows nanoindentation in ambient conditions. However, there is room in the instrument enclosure for placing an incandescent light bulb and temperature controller for some limited temperature testing above room temperature up to approximately 40 C. The instrument takes 1.25” diameter cylinder sample stub mounts.
Specifications: Max force: 500 mN; many other specific limits apply depending on the characterization that is being performed.