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Every Hysitron nanomechanical testing probe undergoes a rigorous inspection process to deliver only the highest quality probes to use with your Hysitron instrumentation:

  • Guaranteed compatibility with Hysitron instruments
  • Tested and certified to strict quality standards by Hysitron
  • Probe performance and geometry validated using nanoindentation and in-situ SPM imaging 
  • Every probe is supplied with Hysitron quality assurance documentation
     
  • Made from single-crystal diamond unless otherwise stated

  • Customized probe geometries are available upon request
Hysitron three-sided pyramidal nano indenter probe
Hysitron cono-spherical nano indenter probes
Hysitron flat-ended nano indenter probe
 
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Three-Sided Pyramidal

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Flat-Ended

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 Included Angle 142.35° 90° 60°, 90°  60° N/A
 Radius of Curvature ~150nm (<50nm by request) ~100nm
(Northstar probe: <40nm)
<10µm
(varies by request)
 
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 Diameter N/A N/A N/A User Selectable
5µm-100µm
User Selectable
5µm-mm's
 Fluid Cell Holder Available Nanoindentation Probes Nanoindentation Probes Nanoindentation Tips  Indenter Probe
 High Temperature Holder Available Indentation Probes Indenter Probe  probes indenter probe
       

Testing Modes

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Nanoindentation
Nanoscratch (>20nm films)
Nanoscratch (<20nm films)
nanoDMA
Modulus Mapping
in-situ Imaging
Scanningwear
Particle/Pillar Compression
       

Applications

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Bulk Ceramics, Glasses & Metals
Thin, Hard Films with Thickness >100nm
Thin, Hard Films with Thickness <100nm
Stiff Polymers & Biomaterials (modulus >0.5GPa)
Compliant Polymers & Biomaterials (modulus <0.5GPa)
Coefficient of Friction
Fracture Toughness
Film Delamination Adhesion Characterization

  

 

For additional information on Hysitron's nanomechanical testing probes please visit... 
Nanomechanical Testing Probe Page
Nanomechanical Testing Probe Packages Page

Contact Hysitron by email or at +1-952-835-6366 to speak with an applications engineer for guidance in choosing the proper nanomechanical testing probe for your application or about having a custom geometry probe manufactured specifically for your testing needs.

pdf PDF (0.3 MB) Probe Selection Guide                                                   
pdf PDF (1.0 MB) Hysitron's Nanomechanical Testing Probes Brochure
pdf PDF (0.6 MB) Tip Selection Guide
pdf PDF (0.6 MB) Changing the Probe
pdf PDF (0.2 MB) Fluid Cell Probe
pdf PDF (0.5 MB) Measuring the Radius
pdf PDF (0.8 MB) Probe Calibration
pdf PDF (0.7 MB) Probe Cleaning
pdf PDF (0.4 MB) Tip Shape Artifacts