Nanomechanics and Nanotribology Laboratory

Nanomechanics and Nanotribology Laboratory

This state-of-the-art facility is apt at  Nanomechanics- and Nanotribology Characterization of:

•   Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforced Composites
•   Biomaterials
•   Thin Films and Coatings
•   Bulk Metallic Glasses
•   Soft Biological Materials


•   Hysitron® TI 900 Triboindenter
•   In-situ Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) Imaging
•   Nano DMA
•   Modulus mapping module
•   Scanning Probe Image Processor (SPIP) software
•   Tips: Berkovich 100 nm, Berkovich 40 nm,  Conospherical and Fluid Cell

Property Evaluation:

a) Nanoscale Mechanical Properties
    •   Elastic Modulus
    •    Hardness
    •   Fracture Toughness
    •   Fatigue Properties
b) Nanoscale Tribology
    •   Coefficient of Friction
    •   Lateral Force
c) Nano DMA and Modulus Mapping
    •   Nanomechanical Dynamic Modulus Mapping
    •   Viscoelastic Property Distribution with Different                  Phases