The FemtoTools FT-S Microforce Sensing Probes are sensors capable of measuring forces from sub-nanonewtons to 200 millinewtons along the sensor’s probe axis. Both compression and tension forces can be measured. The FT-S Microforce Sensing Probes are available with a wide variety of tip materials and geometries including diamond Berkovich, cube corner, flat punch, wedge, conical and more.
Specialized versions are also available, including 2-Axis Microforce Sensing Probes or Tip Heating.
The Scratch Testing Module (coming soon) consists of an exchangeable sample stage with an integrated piezoscanner. This enables the in-plane movement of the sample while simultaneously applying a normal force. Combined with the FemtoTools 2-Axis Microforce Sensing Probe, this module enables nanoindentation, nano-scratch and nano-wear testing, as well as SPM imaging of surface roughness, high-aspect ratio features and residual scratches or indents.
The High Temperature Module (coming soon) enables heating of specimens. In combination with the FemtoTools Tip Heating Sensors, it makes isotherm nanomechanical testing of samples at various temperatures possible. It enables not only the measurement of materials properties evolution as a function of temperature, but also the quantitative study of thermally-induced changes in plastic deformation and fracture mechanisms at the nanoscale.