CAMP December Newsletter: Page 8
New Nanoindentation System for Advanced Materials Research at Clarkson University
The new Hysitron TI950 Triboindenter System at CAMP.
A new nanoindentation system has recently been purchased with funding from the NSF Major Research Instrumentation program (MRI) award and a matching fund from Clarkson University. This project is led by CAMP Professors Weiqiang Ding and John Moosbrugger, both from the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering together with six other CAMP professors from five academic departments across campus.
The new Hysitron TI950 Triboindenter system includes a number of advanced features such as a multiscale range probe, high temperature heating stage, nanoscale electrical contact resistance measurement, acoustic emission monitoring, nanoscale dynamic mechanical analysis, modulus mapping and atomic force microscope imaging.
Combined with various existing material characterization instruments on campus, this high capability nanoindentation system will further strengthen the excellent advanced materials research infrastructure at Clarkson. It will enable the mechanical characterization of a broad range of materials fabricated within CAMP, including nanocrystalline metals and alloys, thin conducting films from metallic nanoparticle precursors, nanostructured silica microcapsules, nanomaterial-reinforced polymer composites, and others.
The new system is expected to considerably accelerate and stimulate research efforts of a multidisciplinary group of faculty and promote interdisciplinary collaborations. It will provide invaluable training opportunities for graduate students working in the advanced materials area, and will become a new resource for laboratory training and demonstrations for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Moreover, it will provide a new material characterization option for industry researchers in northern New York.
The CAMP newsletter is published four times per year by the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology located at Clarkson University.
Editor: Dana M. Barry.
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Center for Advanced Materials Processing
Clarkson University Box 5665
Potsdam, New York 13699-5665 S.V. Babu, Distinguished University Professor / CAMP Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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CAMP Annual Technical Meeting
Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
Canandaigua, New York
May 19 - 21, 2010
CAMP’s Fifteenth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
August 8 -11, 2010
Lake Placid, New York
CAMP Fall Meeting
October 12 - 14, 2010
Potsdam, New York
(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at