Surface Characterisation and Nanoindentation Workshop 08/06/16

Workshop: Advances in Nanoindentation and Surface Characterisation

Official UK launch of the Bruker NanoForce

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Join Bruker for a nanoindentation workshop to celebrate the UK launch of the Bruker NanoForce, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 from 9:00am to 4:30pm at Bruker’s facilities in Coventry, UK.

  • Talks from invited speakers
  • A presentation from Bruker development scientists
  • Live demonstration using the Bruker NanoForce and Dimension Icon AFM
  • Bring your own samples to test!

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of the NanoForce in the UK and Scandinavia. If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please get in touch.

 More about the Bruker NanoForce

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Workshop Programme

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9:00am Registration and coffee
9:45am Introduction and welcome
Nanoindentation and the Mechanical Properties of Soft Biological Materials
Brian Derby, University of Manchester
Static and Dynamic Instrumented Indentation using NanoForce
Ilja Hermann, Bruker Nano Surfaces USA
The Recent Development of Standards for Instrumented Indentation Testing
Xiaodong Hou, National Physical Laboratory
Latest Advances in AFM modes: Nanomechanics using PeakForce Tapping
Khaled Kaja, Bruker
Nanoindentation: Challenges around Tribofilm Characterisation
Chun Wang, University of Leeds
Practical session: Nanoindentation with the Bruker NanoForce
Practical session: AFM with the Dimension Icon
 4:30pm Close


Who Should Attend?

The workshop is for:

  • Industrial and academic nanoindentation specialists
  • AFM users wanting to learn about additional probe based techniques, to enhance the capability of their existing systems
  • Anyone who would like an introduction into the theory and practice of nanoindentation.


This event has now passed – for more information about the Bruker NanoForce please contact us.

Bruker NanoForce Nanomechanical TesterBruker NanoForce

The new NanoForce nanoindenter combines proven Bruker technology: the most stable platform and precision stage together with best-in-class voice coil nanoindenter detectors, resulting in the highest precision and accuracy. The system includes an AFM head for true nanoscale imaging, with positioning accuracy in the 100nm range. This opens up new applications including pile-up measurement and fracture crack analysis.

See the new technology in action at the workshop. Bring your own samples to test, and see live demonstrations of:

  • Imaging capability of the separate, integrated AFM head
  • Positioning accuracy of the stage combined with low thermal drift
  • Indents from μN up to 45 mN

 More about the Bruker NanoForce

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or


100 indents with Berkovich tip
into steel; 1 μm grid spacing.