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NanoScan - 3D Nanoindenter
Advanced Quantitative Characterization & Robust Performance in an Affordable Package


Measurement Modes

- Imaging in contact dynamic scanning mode (topography / modulus mapping).

- Nanoindentation / nanoscratch

- Force spectroscopy

- Instrumented nanoindentation 

- Mapping local conductivity simultaneously with surface topography and elasticity imaging

- Measuring Current during instrumented indentation and scratch-test

- Measuring C-V curves at the predefined normal load/indentation penetration of the indentor

- Lateral force during scratching and tribological tests.


SPM imaging module specification

- XY imaging range: 100um x 100um or larger

- Z imaging range: 10um or larger

- Displacement nonlinearity: 1 % or less


Samples stage specification

- Maximum space for samples: 100mm x 100mm x 60mm (please inquire for larger platforms)

- Maximum weight of samples: 3 kg

- Samples positioning: motorized

- XY positioning range: 100mm x 100mm (please inquire for larger platforms)


Measuring head specifications

- Peak load for low-range sensor: 30-100 mN 

- Peak load for high-range sensor: 30 N

- Maximum indentation displacement: 10 um



- Full set of software necessary for device setup and operation, as well as data acquisition and analysis.

- User manual



- Digital Camera for side view of the samples stage

- Unit for temperature control

- Probe sensor with mounted diamond indenter (2 pcs.)

- Linear calibration grating TGZ02

- Hardness reference block (fused quartz)


PC workstation

- IBM compatible personal computer.

- Operating system: Windows 7

- LCD display


Optical video-microscope module

- Optical microscope with manual zooming

- Effective magnification: 250x to 1700x

- FOV1.57mm x 2.09-0.13 x O.17mm

- CCD Camera

- CCD camera resolution: 2048 x 1536 or less



- Interface to PC: USB 2.0 compatible 


Vibration isolation platform

- Working weight range: 40-50 kg

- Vertical eigenfrequency in loaded state: 1 Hz or less

- Working area size: 440mm x 380mm or larger 


Acoustic enclosure

- Outside dimensions:700mm x 680mm x 820mm

- Inside dimensions: 600mm x 550mm x 700mm

- Passive from noise and thermal effects 


Work Table

- Provides reliable work area for samples staging


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