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Agilent Express Test Option Now Compatible with All Nano Indenter G200 Stages

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its high-speed Express Test option, a recent recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 Award, is compatible with all Nano Indenter G200 stages and DCM II and XP heads. Innovative Express Test technology enables the world’s fastest nanoindentation for mechanical-properties mapping.

Designed and optimized for exclusive use with Agilent’s popular Nano Indenter G200, Express Test delivers high-precision data on a wide variety of materials. Methods enabled by Express Test are ideal for instrumented indentation applications involving metals, glasses, ceramics, structural polymers, thin films and low-k materials. Express Test allows up to 100 indents to be performed at 100 different surface sites in 100 seconds.

In addition to offering researchers working in scientific and industrial settings unprecedented speed, Agilent Express Test affords remarkable versatility and ease of use. Express Test enables the Nano Indenter G200 to be operated in controlled-force or controlled-displacement mode. Testing is simple: Just point and shoot.

With Express Test, area-function calibration can be performed in minutes, Young’s modulus and hardness can be rapidly evaluated with robust statistics, and quantitative maps of mechanical properties can be generated in record time. Agilent’s premier-performance NanoSuite software lets users automatically generate histograms and 3D mechanical-properties maps. Graphs and supporting data are easily exported to Microsoft Excel.

Additional product information on the Nano Indenter G200 stages, DCM II and XP heads, Express Test and NanoSuite software can be found at

About the Agilent Nano Indenter G200

The Agilent Nano Indenter G200 uses electromagnetic actuation to achieve unparalleled dynamic range in both force and displacement. Agilent’s revolutionary Express Test option enhances the Express Test reputation of the G200 as the world’s most accurate, flexible and user-friendly instrument for nanoscale mechanical testing. Among the many benefits of the G200 design are convenient access to the entire sample tray, excellent sample positioning accuracy, easy viewing of the sample position and sample work area, and simplicity in sample height adjustment to speed throughput.

Nanomechanical Systems from Agilent Technologies

Agilent offers high-precision, modular nanomeasurement solutions for research, industry and education. Exceptional worldwide support is provided by experienced application scientists and technical service personnel. Agilent’s leading-edge R&D laboratories ensure the timely introduction and optimization of innovative and easy-to-use nanomechanical system technologies.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at

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