TI Premier

Enabling Nanomechanical Research

The TI Premier Series was specifically designed to deliver quantitative and highly reliable nanomechanical characterization within a compact platform.

Built upon proven Hysitron technology, the TI Premier provides an essential toolkit for your nanoscale mechanical and tribological testing. Standard testing to advanced research can be accomplished utilizing the versatile configuration of the TI Premier, while numerous technique upgrades are available to meet the potential diversity of your future characterization needs.

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  • Reliable quantitative nanomechanical and nanotribological characterization, applicable from traditional materials to the state-of-the-art thin films and beyond
  • Essential tool for basic to advanced nanomechanical testing, utilizing Hysitron’s capacitive transducer technology for superior characterization of hardness and reduced modulus
  • Nanowear technique provides quantitative characterization of tribological properties of materials
  • In situ SPM imaging enables topographical visualization of the surface prior to performing a measurement along with nanometer scale accuracy in test positioning for maximum test reliability
  • Versatile system configuration, easily adaptable to meet specific research needs

Nanoscale mechanical and tribological characterization

The TI Premier makes nanoscale mechanical and tribological characterization simple and consistent. This dedicated system provides a variety of standard nanoscale characterization techniques with unparalleled accuracy and precision.

The TI Premier comes with Hysitron’s exclusive in situ SPM imaging capability and capacitive transducer technology, making the system applicable to the widest range of materials and devices. Motorized staging, top-down color optics, anti- vibration system, environmental enclosure, control software, and fast digital electronics decrease time to results and ease instrument use.

The TI Premier offers automated testing routines for increased testing throughput and minimized operator interaction.

In situ SPM Imaging

  • Topographical features indicate pre-imaging for test site specification is important
  • Highly accurate positioning and test placement
  • Additional information about the deformation in post-scanning
  • Quantitative RMS Surface
  • Roughness


Discernible results for 50 nm sample. Depending on the applied load, different levels of wear can be observed.