New tech note added: High sensitivity acoustic emission

Micro Materials have developed a high frequency acoustic emission (AE) monitoring capability that is able to detect acoustic emissions during nano-mechanical tests such as nanoindentation, nano-scratch, nano-impact, micro-pillar compression and micro-cantilever bending.

The acoustic waves emitted during mechanical tests at the nano/micro scale are rich source of information about the deformation behaviour (e.g. initiation and propagation of cracks, plastic instabilities) that may be otherwise inaccessible.

The acoustic emission module provides valuable additional information to improve our understanding of material behaviour at the nano-scale.

Download our new acoustic emission tech note using the link below:

Acoustic Emission tech note PDF


The high sensitivity acoustic emission module is available as an upgrade for all Platform 4 (NanoTest Vantage & Xtreme) systems.