The new Chiaro Nanoindenter
Compatible with microscopes
The Chiaro Nanoindenter is designed to be compatible with almost any inverted microscope to enable the simultaneous practice of advanced microscopy and micro-mechanical characterization.
Features Chiaro Nanoindenter
The Chiaro Nanoindenter is engineered with flexibility in mind. Due to the almost limitless mounting options and low footprint of our nanoindentation probes, the Chiaro can be combined with many microscopes or other optical set-ups, even simultaneous with other instruments such as electrophysiology equipment, patch clamping instruments, perfusion or heating stage chambers, and many more!
Standard versus dynamic
The standard version of the Piuma and Chiaro Nanoindenter includes all the tools required for performing displacement-controlled experiments, including automatically mapping the micro-mechanical properties of surfaces. The Piuma and Chiaro Nanoindenter are available with a dynamic module, expanding the modes of operation with load-, indentation-, and frequency control.
|Young’s Modulus range||5 Pa up to 5 GPa|
|Probe stiffness range||0.01 N/m up to 10 kN/m|
|Probe tip shape||Spherical or cylindrical|
|Probe tip size||5 µm up to 500 µm|
|Maximum displacement stroke||20 µm|
|Min. force resolution||20 picoNewton|
|Sample stage travel||12 mm X 12 mm (X-Y)|
|Lateral mapping resolution||> 1 µm|
|Mapping speed||Up to 2 points / second|
|Motorized Z-travel||12 mm|
|Manual Z-stage travel||5 cm|
|Built-in camera magnification||10 X|
|Modes of operation||Displacement / Load* / Indentation*|
|Dynamic analysis*||0.1 Hz* / 1 Hz* / 10 Hz*|
|In-software analysis||Young’s Modulus (Hertz / O&P)|
|Data output format||Tab separated text files, BMP|