AFM-based Nanoindentation

Controlling shallow indentation depth, load and effective contact volume, AFM-based nanoindentation has application in surface height topology mapping and 3D high-resolution imaging. It is commonly used to analyze the physical properties of soft solids, such as biological samples (e.g. tissues, spheroids, organoids), biocompatible scaffolds (e.g. polymers, hydrogels) and bioimprinted materials.

📍 The “AFM-based nanoindentation” station is located at the NanoInnovation Laboratory of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste in Area Science Park.

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