With the nano indenter, the hardness and other material parameters are determined with very small test forces. Thus, for example, coatings and structural components can be examined.
Nanoindentation (or nanoindentation) is carried out as an instrumented indentation test according to DIN EN ISO 14577. In contrast to conventional hardness testing methods, not only the plastic behavior of the material is determined. In addition to the Martens hardness and the indentation hardness (including conversion to Vickers), other material parameters can also be determined from the resulting force-indentation depth curve.