The FT-NMT04 Nanomechanical Testing System is a versatile in-situ SEM/FIB nanoindenter capable of accurately quantifying the mechanical behavior of materials in the micro- and nanoscale.
As the world’s first MEMS-based nanoindenter, the FT-NMT04 is based on the patented FemtoTools Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) technology. Leveraging over two decades of technology innovations, this in-situ nanoindenter features unmatched resolution, repeatability and dynamic response.
The FT-NMT04 in-situ nanoindenter is optimized for the mechanical testing of metals, ceramics, thin films as well as microstructures such as metamaterials and MEMS. Furthermore, through the use of various accessories, the capabilities of the FT-NMT04 can be extended to versatile requirements in various fields of research.
Typical applications include the quantification of plastic deformation mechanisms by compression testing of micropillars or the tensile testing of dog-bone specimens, thin films, or nanowires. Furthermore, continuous stiffness measurement during compression testing enables the quantification of the crack growth and fracture toughness during fracture testing of micro-beams. Due to the unmatched low noise floor of 500 pN and 50 pm respectively, the FT-NMT04 enables shallow nanoindentation with an unmatched repeatability as well as the unprecedented correlation of nanoindentation with EBSD mapping.