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fossil mechanical properties

Fossil Mechanical Properties using Nanoindentation

In this application, the Nanovea Mechanical Tester, in Nanoindentation mode is used to map fossil mechanical properties of different locations of an ammonite fossil sample. We would like to  showcase the capacity of Nanovea Mechanical Tester in performing nanoindentation mapping on a fossil sample with high precision and reproducibility.

Fossil Mechanical Properties using Nanoindentation

fossil microstructure

Fossil Microstructure Using 3D Profilometry

In this study, the Nanovea JR25 Profilometer  is used to measure fossil microstructure of two representative fossil samples. The entire surface of each fossil was scanned and  analyzed in order to characterize the surface features including roughness, contour  and texture direction.

Fossil Microstructure Using 3D Profilometry

rock tribology

Rock Tribology Using Tribometer

In this study, we simulated and compared the tribological properties of two types of rocks to showcase the capacity of Nanovea Tribometer in measuring the coefficient of friction and wear rate of rock tribology  in a controlled and monitored manner.

Rock Tribology Using Tribometer

Here are examples of materials we tested this month:


• Nanoindentation & scratch of thin sapphire coatings
• Nanoindentation of DLC coatings
• Nano scratch of thin teflon coatings
• Microindentation yield strength of micro aluminum parts
• Macro scratch of firearm parts

3D Non-Contact Profilometry:

• Roughness of transparent films
• Texture consistency of laser etch
• Step height of carbon nano tube coatings
• Coplanarity of ball grid arrays
• Medical staples curvature measurement


• Wear rate of wear resistant tooling
• Lubricated linear wear resistance of thin coatings

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