Alemnis Nanoindenter

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Alemnis Nano Indenter

Alemnis nanoindenter view from the top
  • In situ

    Compatible for in-situ use with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM)

  • In air

    Compatible for in-air use with for example Synchrotron beamlines or light microscopes

  • Versatile

    Can be integrated with numerous testing and imaging equipment and used in many different set-ups

  • Compact & Flexible

    Provide accuracy and true in-situ nanomechanical testing of many materials and in different applications

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Primary control mode
Alemnis Nano Indenter provide displacement control AND load control

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About the product

The Alemnis nanoindenter is a compact and versatile instrument that can be integrated with numerous testing and imaging equipment and used in many different set-ups.

The Alemnis nanoindenter is compatible for in-situ use with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), and also for in-air use with for example Synchrotron beamlines or light microscopes, thus providing unparalleled flexibility, accuracy and true in-situ nanomechanical testing of many materials and in different applications.

Alemnis Nano Indenter is the most versatile platform in terms of enviromental use. Force range can be modified/changed by the user.

Each nanoindenter instrument is delivered with the AMICS software which controls instrument set-up, indentation experiments (quasi-static or dynamic) and acquisition and export of testing data. AMICS is open source so users can modify existing software, as well as adding on own software components.

Main specification

Primary indentation mode : True displacement

Indentation range: 35 µm

Displacement noise floor : <1nm

Typical drift at room temperature : 5nm/min

Load range: 500mN standard / optional 1.5N

Load noise floor: 4uN / 12uN (measured RMS noise)

general specification

Tip to sample alignment range: 26 x 26 mm (x-y), 22 mm (indentation axe) 1.2nm resolution

Indentation tips : Berkovich, Cube Corner, Flat top, Wedge, Spherical, etc. Easily exchangeable

Indentation profile: Operator can freely define any profiles (displacement or load)

Sinus mode: 200 Hz in displacement mode (note: 20Hz closed loop bandwidth)

Input/output boards: Inputs: 50k samples/s, 24bits; outputs: 100k samples/s, 16bits

Type / Use: In Vacuum (SEM, partial vacuum, inert atmosphere) and In Air

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Performance at high temperature

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