Material characterization lab

Following instruments are available in the characterization lab:

  1. Micro hardness tester: A Future Tech FM-100e measuring Vickers hardness with loads from 1 g to 1000 g and a microscope with two objective lenses (10x and 50x).
  2. Olympus BHM upright optical microscope for bright field reflective microscopy. Low and high magnification by homogeneous immerged objective lenses (5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x).
  3. Leica DM 2700M upright optical microscope for reflective microscopy in bright and dark field mode. Pictures with low to high magnification (5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x oil immersed objective lenses) can be captured by a Leica DMC2900 digital HD camera and further processes by the corresponding software.
  4. The microscope is placed on a 1600mm x 1000mm diabase measuring table (C.E. Johansson) with a flatness tolerance of 4 µm.
  5. An atomic force microscope (nanosurf easysurf 2) with its vibration dampening table can be used on the diabase table. With atomic force microscopy an image of the sample’s surface can be gained by scanning over it. Measurements in contact (static) and non-contact (Dynamic) operation mode can be performed.


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