Hysitron – TEM/SEM Picoindenters
Versatile depth-sensing indenters for in-situ experimentation in electron microscopes.
The RD 100 Award-winning PI 95 TEM Picolndenter, designed and manufactured by Hysitron, Inc., is the first depth-sensing nano-mechanicai test instrument for in-situ experimentation in TEMs. The primary output of this novel instrument is a rigorous force-displacement curve to be time correlated to the corresponding TEM video. This exciting capability enables the researcher to study, for example, the evolution of a sample’s microstructure during indentation.
This instrument also can be used to conduct in-situ TEM compression tests of nanoparticles, nanopillars, and other nanostructures when equipped with a flat punch. Finally, this instrument provides the unprecedented opportunity to bridge the gap between experimentation and simulation.
NP TiO2 1400 °C under compression
Courtesy C.Elissade, ICMCB for the Amadeous project.
Courtesy C.Ulysse, LPN, supported by the Renatech network.
PI 95 TEM Picoindenter
The PI 95 TEM PicoIndenter is uniquely suited for the investigation of nanoscale phenomena.
PI 95 TEM Picoindenter (263 downloads)
Application note - Nanoparticle fracture (212 downloads)
Application note - Nanopillars (240 downloads)
Application note - Orientation Mapping of Thin Films Under Loading (193 downloads)
Application note - Strengthening Mechanisms of Copper in Submicrometer Regime (189 downloads)
PI 85 SEM Picoindenter
Quantitative nanomechanical testing interfaced with your SEM.
PI 85 SEM Picoindenter (221 downloads)
Application note - PI 85 In Situ Micropillar (211 downloads)
Application note - Effect of Dopant on Grain Boundary Fracture Toughness (177 downloads)
PI 87 SEM Picoindenter
The PI 87 is a depth-sensing mechanical test instrument that is designed to be interfaced with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) or FIB/SEM.
PI 87 SEM Picoindenter (266 downloads)
Hysitron’s new performech control module greatly advances the precision of feedback-controlled nanomechanical testing.
Performtech controler (217 downloads)