Instruments to Characterize Ceramics and Composites
At Nanoscience Instruments, we strive to match customer needs with the right instrumentation to characterize ceramic microstructure, mechanical properties and elemental analysis for R&D and processing control.
Scanning electron microscopy shows microstructure and grain size distribution. Combined with elemental analysis, these data can be correlated to ceramic composition.
Mechanical properties like modulus and hardness can be mapped to correspond to the ceramic material microstructure. These properties can be obtained at different loads with nanoindentation and microhardness testing. Fast indentation testing adds another dimension to the data analysis.
Atomic force microscopy maps the piezoelectric, viscoelastic, or mechanical response on the nanoscale for ceramic materials and composites.