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A universal nano tribometer for surface and thin film characterisation

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • This project proposes the acquisition of a Universal Nano-Tribometer which has combined capabilities for tribological testing including: friction, wear and lubricity, and mechanical testing including: scratch, indentation and adhesion. It can be used to test and characterize advanced materials including metals, ceramics, conducting polymers, superconducting thin films/coatings, composites, and nanostructured materials on the nano/micro scale. Enhanced understanding of friction, wear and mechanical properties of these materials at the nano-scale generated by research utilising this equipment will aid in novel designs and production of new, useful assemblies of functional thin film and composite materials systems.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE0989804

Local Award Id


  • 10537

Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • This project proposes the acquisition of a Universal Nano-Tribometer which has combined capabilities for tribological testing including: friction, wear and lubricity, and mechanical testing including: scratch, indentation and adhesion. It can be used to test and characterize advanced materials including metals, ceramics, conducting polymers, superconducting thin films/coatings, composites, and nanostructured materials on the nano/micro scale. Enhanced understanding of friction, wear and mechanical properties of these materials at the nano-scale generated by research utilising this equipment will aid in novel designs and production of new, useful assemblies of functional thin film and composite materials systems.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE0989804

Local Award Id


  • 10537