FemtoTool’s FT-NMT04 nanomechanical tester is a flexible nanoindenter for in-situ SEM/FIB. The system can be used to accurately characterize material behavior down to the nanoscale.
The FT-NMT04 is the first ever nanoindenter to use MEMS, making use of FemtoTool’s novel MEMS technology. The nanoindenter is the result of twenty years of development breakthroughs and provides industry-leading repeatability, resolution and real-time response.
The system has been designed for the nano- and micromechanical testing of thin films, metals, ceramics and microstructural systems such as MEMS and metamaterials. The FT-NMT04 can also be made even more versatile with the addition of several accessories, allowing the system to be used in different research fields.
Applications of FT-NMT04
Common applications of the FT-NMT04 include the tensile testing of nanowires, thin films or dog-bone shaped specimens, or the characterization of plastic deformation mechanisms. In addition, dynamic compression testing with continuous measurement of the sample stiffness allows the fracture toughness and extent of crack growth to be determined during micro-beam fracture testing.
The FT-NMT04’s unparalleled low noise levels (of 500 pN for fracture toughness testing, and 50 pm for crack growth measurement) means that shallow nanoindentation experiments can be carried out with the best repeatability available and an unrivaled correlation between EBSD and nanoindentation results.
In-Situ SEM Nanoindenter - FT-NMT04
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