Application note: Indentation and Raman spectroscopy combined (pdf)
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.