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Bruker today announced that it has acquired Hysitron, Inc., a technology leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of nanomechanical test instrumentation. Learn More

Hysitron PI 88 SEM Picoindenter

Combining EBSD Mapping and Nanoindentation

Bruker Nano invites you to a personal demonstration of our Hysitron PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter combined with EBSD from April 16th – 20th to celebrate the opening of our new European in-situ nanoindentation demonstration facility in Berlin. We will customize the demonstration to your research topics and you can bring samples for testing.

The Hysitron PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter is a comprehensive in-situ nanomechanical testing instrument for SEM and FIB/SEM with options for 800°C heating, 5 axis sample tilt & rotation stage, scratch testing, tensile testing, electrical biasing, and more. Bruker’s QUANTAX EBSD system enables fast spatial correlation of grain orientation to be seamlessly co-localized with hardness and elastic modulus measurements.

Available Dates for Tailored Live Demonstrations

Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th.
Please choose morning or afternoon sessions. Demonstrations will be application-specific and tailored towards your research topics.
Coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day.

Please register your interest here by contacting Davor Krusevljanin ( or call +49 241 963 1850.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new PicoIndenter European demonstration facility!

Rhys Jones, Ph.D.
NanoIndentation Product Sales Specialist (EMEA)
Bruker Nano Surfaces Division


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April 19th, 2018
8AM PDT  |  11AM EDT  |  15:00 GMT

Materials behavior is often dominated by highly localized phenomena, and the ability to probe these local properties for engineering devices is critical. Often these devices are operating in environments with large differences in temperature and pressure: from the high vacuum and cold of space to the high temperature and high pressure inside a deep-water oil well. This webinar will focus on testing from room temperature down to -100°C on a variety of materials classes;

A fundamental study in a low carbon, 1018, steel is presented. This material is non-exotic, but plays a large role in the nuts and bolts of everyday life. 1018 steel is a two phase steel, containing both ferrite and pearlite phases that are easy to distinguish both via in contact SPM and high speed mapping of the steel, with the high C pearlite being much harder than the ferrite. This material also exhibits a ductile to brittle temperature transition at -5°C via Charpy impact testing. However, when the individual phases can be examined separately, the DBTT can be described to each phase. Besides a rapid increase in hardness, as the ability to cross-slip decreases, there is a change in the behavior of the load-displacement curve from smooth to heavily serrated flow dominated by pop-in behavior in the ferrite phase.

Polymer Films:
Determining the glass transition temperature of polymer films can be difficult due to specimen geometry that does not conform to typical macroscale test algorithms. Here, determination of polymer thin films is demonstrated by varying both temperature and frequency using a nanoscale equivalent test, nanoDMA III. Control of operating conditions below room temperature here is critical to understanding materials performance in a cold weather environment.


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April 23rd - 27th
San Diego, CA

Visit Bruker's booth (#321) at ICMCTF 2018 to discuss our suite of technologies for thin film characterization including contact and non-contact surface profilers, mechanical testers, and nanoindenters.

We are glad to announce a comprehensive in situ EM workshop at KIT Karlsruhe, the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT). This workshop is jointly supported by Protochips, Bruker, and NanoMEGAS. This will be a great opportunity to experience leading scientists in this field presenting their latest results, combined with several hands-on sessions during the afternoons. In addition, we will provide opportunities to socialize with other researchers and learn more about these bourgeoning techniques. Participation in this workshop is free of charge but subject to admission.
What: Hands-on in situ EM workshop
When: Tuesday, May 15th through Thursday, May 17th
Where: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Institute of Nanotechnology (INT), Campus North, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
You can find the full agenda HERE.
KIT Karlsruhe, Protochips and Bruker are proud to offer all participants complementary food, entertainment, and hosting. Attendees are required to cover their travel costs and take care of their own accommodation. For more information and to RSVP for this exciting opportunity, click HERE.

We hope to see you in Karlsruhe!

View programs and webpages from past Hysitron events and workshops. Click Here

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