Hysitron® fall under the product categories of Materials Characterization and NanoMechanical Testing. They are the world leader in developing nanomechanical test instruments and has designed cutting edge technology for the scientific community since 1992. As the pioneers of in situ imaging with nanomechanical property measurement capabilities, Hysitron has developed innovative technology for characterizing surfaces on the nano-scale.
In addition to nano indentation and microindentation, Hysitron’s nanoindenter instrument capabilities include tribology, modulus mapping, dynamic mechanical analysis, nano-scratch testing, acoustic emission monitoring, electrical contact resistance and in situ SEM and TEM nanomechanical testing.
Standard Hysitron instruments offer normal forces up to approximately 10 mN and is capable of lateral force testing. The company provides a number of options on most platforms that can increase the normal force up to about 10N.