Nanoindentation Short Course

AIF will offer Nanoindentation Short Course in a regular basis. Please check the recent news for upcoming course.


Next short course will be offered on Sep 9th, 2016.


This introductory short course will cover the basic principles and operation of nanomechanical testing through quasistatic nanoindentation.   The lecture component will introduce the concepts of deformation using nanoindentation, Oliver-Pharr contact mechanics analysis to determine mechanical properties, system capabilities, and sample preparation.  An interactive demonstration will introduce attendees to operation and parameter optimization for soft and hard materials on the Hysitron nanoindentation system at AIF.  Users are welcome to bring their own samples (prior sample preparation necessary).

Contact Phillip Strader at for information and to register.
Course is limited to 4 attendees.
Date Friday, Sep 9th, 2016
Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location 318 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University
Cost NCSU student $50; non-profit $50; industry $350