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.

Specifications

 

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

 

Product characteristics

PROBE

The heart of the instrument: a micromechanical all-optical indentation probe

MOUNT

The Chiaro can be combined with almost all inverted microscopes

XYZ COARSE STAGE

Map your samples using the 12 · 12 · 12 mm X-Y-Z movement range

FINE INDENTATION STAGE

A coarse-fine stage allows accurate indentation and automatic surface finding

RETRACTABLE ARM

To create room for samples and sample containers of any dimension

CHIARO HEAD

Designed for high flexibility and performance

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