Nanoindentation provides a unique opportunity to probe the creep response of individual components or phases in complex microstructural materials that are not possible with conventional bulk testing techniques.
Elevated temperature creep resistance is important in many applications of high temperature materials. Understanding the fundamental relationship between creep and microstructure is a route to developing improved materials with enhanced stability at elevated temperatures.
Advantages of the NanoTest:
To measure indentation creep accurately it is essential that the test instrument exhibits ultra-low thermal drift across the entire measurement range. The NanoTest Vantage (-25 °C to 850 °C) and NanoTest Xtreme (-50 °C to 1000 °C) are renowned for their industry-leading thermal stability in conjunction with the flexibility to measure the widest range of sample geometries.
Electromagnetic force actuation combined with an extremely low drift National Instruments data acquisition system provides the excellent thermal stability necessary for long duration creep tests