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Nanoindentation

Directly correlate mechanical properties measurements from indentation with comprehensive chemical analyses from Raman, in situ.

Raman/nanoindentation

Combine the power of inVia with nanoindentation measurements and directly correlate mechanical and tribological properties with chemical information, such as crystallinity, polymorphism, phase and stress/strain.

One combined system

Using our fibre optic technology, inVia can couple to a range of nanoindentation systems, such as the TI 950 TriboIndenter® from Hysitron. Such pairings result in a combined instrument that provides greatly enhanced characterisation capabilities.

For maximum efficiency you can analyse the same location on the sample by indentation and Raman spectroscopy without needing to transfer and orient samples between instruments. The inVia and nanoindenter can also be used independently and simultaneously, without any compromise in individual performance.

Collect high quality correlated data from your sample

  • Nano-scale indentation, scratch and wear analysis
  • Determine local, mechanical and tribological properties
  • in situ SPM for surface topography imaging
  • Raman spectroscopy for chemical and structural properties

Gain greater insights into mechanical properties and deformation behaviour at the nanoscale and microscale.

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  • Application note: Indentation and Raman spectroscopy combined Application note: Indentation and Raman spectroscopy combined

    Combine the power of inVia™ with nanoindentation measurements and directly correlate mechanical and tribological properties with chemical information such as crystallinity, polymorphism, phase and stress/strain. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful technique commonly used to study the composition, uniformity, strain, stress and disorder of materials. However, it does not directly characterise physical, mechanical and tribological properties. Renishaw and Hysitron have combined an inVia confocal Raman microscope with a TI 950 TriboIndenter, producing a system with the capability to directly correlate mechanical property measurements with comprehensive chemical analyses, in situ.

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Recent news

The University of Colorado Boulder, USA, combines Raman spectroscopy and nanoindentation

The Biomechanics and Biomimetics Research Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder uses a Renishaw inVia™ confocal Raman microscope to characterise biological tissues and biomaterials. The system has been interfaced with a nanoindenter system from Hysitron Inc, Minneapolis, USA, to provide combined chemical and mechanical information on samples.