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Electrochemical Nanoindentation Cell

Electrochemical Nanoindentation Cell | Hysitron, Inc.
Electrochemical Nanoindentation Cell | Hysitron, Inc.

Electrochemical Nanoindentation Cell

Investigate Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Properties under Oxidizing or Reducing Conditions

Hysitron’s  Electrochemical Nanoindentation Cell (ECNI Cell) is designed to expand the range of environmental conditions that can be controlled during nanoindentation and tribology experiments. The sample’s surface potential is accurately controlled through a bias voltage applied to a mechanically rigid bottom electrode. Dual ports constantly exchange fluid during the measurement to maintain a constant solution concentration. The ECNI Cell enables quantitative measurement of nanoscale mechanical and tribological behavior to be studied under oxidizing and reducing conditions. Corrosion effects and the formation of oxide under different surface potentials can be studied, as well as the effect/properties of the monolayers of material that form.

Hysitron’s ECNI Cell Features

  • Integrated fluid inlet and outlet to maintain constant solution concentrations
  • Integrated sample electrode and passages for counter and reference electrodes – ready to be used for state of the art experiments controlled by a Bi-Potentiostat
  • Investigations of reaction mechanisms related to redox chemistry and other chemical phenomena
  • Small solution volume required
  • Optional atmosphere control
  • Constructed from chemically inert fluoropolymer materials
  • Flexibility in the sample height
  • Allows mounting of standard microscopy glass slides
  • Compatible with most Hysitron testing techniques

Additional ECNI Cell Information