Nanoindentation ExpertsThe world’s most versatile, high performance and cost-effective nanoindentation platform for in-situ in-SEM and in-air use.

Alemnis AG is a pioneer in the field of in-situ material testing and is known for its innovations leading to breakthrough findings in materials science.

Alemnis enables breakthrough academic research in material science by providing leading-edge micro- and nanomechanical property measurement instruments that can be applied in a wide variety of testing environments.

Alemnis nanoindentation products are based on years of experience in the design of scientific instruments and piezoelectric transducers conducted in joint projects between EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology, Thun).

A publication by the inventors was awarded the Bunshah Award 2004 of the American Vacuum Society. It is considered as a major milestone in the scientific community.

Products overviewAlemnis Standard Assembly (ASA) and its add-ons for unmatched versatility.

Alemnis Standard Assembly

Strain Rate Control

Interrogate samples for impact, fatigue, and nanotribology using the ASA’s proprietary very-high and ultra-high strain rate control technology. 

Load Sensors

Standard Load Cells (SLC), Mini Load Cells (MLC), and SmarTip piezoelectric transducers are compatible with the ASA.


Compatible with a suite of accessories, the ASA can be used in conjunction with optical microscopes, liquid cells, gripper & clamping systems, and more.


Alemnis offers a range of long-serving consumable products: calibrated indenters, heaters, sample stubs, and a variety of sample materials.


Applications overviewAlemnis Standard Assembly (ASA) has a wide range of possible applications.

Direct Visualization

Observe micromechanical tests in real-time, from high-temperature compression to scratch tests, from nanoindentation to tensile tests. 


Varied schools of study rely on the ASA to illuminate material properties under dynamic conditions, from AM to nuclear applications.


Browse a list of publications by domain to explore the real-world successes of the ASA and Alemnis products in a range of industries.

Customers Testimonials

Numerous Alemnis customers have shared their experiences of the ASA, its additional modules, and other Alemnis products.

Customer testimonialsAlemnis is chosen by the best researchers from the most prestigious Universities and research centers around the world.

News & Events

New flyer for the MIT Tribology Course, 22-26 June 2020

This course presents current insights into tribology, focusing on such fundamental concepts as surface energy, elastic and elastoplastic deformation, micro-fracture, and surface interactions at the micro- and nano-scale.

Alemnis presents at the APMC in Hyderabad

Dr. Nicholas Randall presented “Recent innovation in in-situ extreme mechanics at the micro and nanoscale” at the 12th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC-2020) held 3-7 Feb 2020 in Hyderabad, India.

Another successful NanoX-Perience Seminar in Germany!

On 18th Dec 2019, Physical Electronics GmbH- Feldkirchen, held the last Seminar of the year 2019 dedicated to Nanoindentation, extended micro & nanomechanical testing. The speaker Tobias Schütz, presented the special features of the In situ Nanoindenter from Alemnis.

Come and see Alemnis on 3-5 Dec 2019 at MRS Fall, Boston, USA!

Come and see the latest from Alemnis on Booth 1209 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, USA Two important talks will also be given during this conference, as follows: (1) High strain rate compressive behavior of nanocrystalline …