WEBINAR: Nanoindentation testing of some challenging soft materials
Nanoindentation testing of the most challenging soft materials
Date: 14th December 2010
European Central Time: 16:00
USA Eastern Standard Time: 10:00 am
USA Pacific Standard Time: 07:00 am
JST – Japan Standard Time: 00:00
Duration: 1 hour
CSM Instruments is pleased to announce our webinar entitled "Nanomechanical characterization of the most challenging soft materials". This is presented in partnership with Materials Today (Elsevier) and is scheduled on 14th December 2010.
Characterization of soft materials such as polymers, elastomers gel or cell by indentation has always been a challenging task because these materials show almost always time dependent mechanical properties. Their visco-elastic properties are characterized by storage and loss moduli whereas response of the material to constant load is described by its creep properties. Since these properties are time dependent, the use of experimental techniques with perfect thermal stability is required so that the results are not discredited by the inherent error of the measurement technique. The most important source of errors in indentation is phenomenon called thermal drift, i.e. change in displacement signal while constant load is applied on a thermally stable material such as fused silica.
CSM Instruments has recently developed an indentation system with extremely low value of thermal drift. This instrument, commercially named Ultra Nanoindentation Tester (UNHT), almost completely eliminates the effect of thermal drift due to its unique patented active surface referencing system and it is therefore perfectly suited for long term measurements on all types of materials.
This webinar presents results of studies on several types of polymers, elastomers, gels and cells that explain the new methodology used for creep and visco-elastic properties measurements.
Live Q & A session following the webinar presentation
Points to Note:
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- Further the live webinar, the recorded presentation will be made available in different languages
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This webinar can be a free solution to improve your techniques and expand your research and development capabilities in the nanomechanical characterization field. Come and join us on this webinar to see CSM Instruments’ vision on nanotechnology.
We look forward to your participation in the webinar!
Your CSM Instruments Team