The NanoTest Vantage offers a combination of industry-leading instrumental stability with excellent performance over a wide load range.
Compliance to industry standards – The NanoTest Vantage is fully compliant to all relevant international nanoindentation standards including ISO14577 and ASTM E2546–07
How it works
The NanoTest Vantage uses electromagnetic force application and capacitive depth measurement to measure the elastic and plastic properties of materials on the nano-scale.
- Indentation testing
- Hardness and modulus mapping
- Depth profiling
- Creep properties
- Two load heads – low load (up to 500 mN) and high load (up to 30 N)
Hardness and modulus mapping
Rather than targeting specific unique sites, it is often useful to look at the distribution of hardness and modulus across a large area of interest. This can highlight areas of non-uniformity due to structural anomalies, variation in surface treatments or simply changes in properties at joints and boundaries. The stability of the NanoTest Vantage ensures excellent reproducibility of results over the duration of the test period.
Depth profiling load/partial-unload technique
Traditionally indentation was performed at one depth in the material. However, it is often of interest to investigate how hardness and modulus vary from the surface into depth in the sample. The ‘load/partial-unload’ technique included in the NanoTest software allows load cycling which allows hardness and modulus measurements to be made at different depths in the sample in just one indent cycle.