Hysitron IntraSpect 360 from Bruker

Bruker is proud to introduce the IntraSpect 360 system. Being the latest member in the Hysitron family of in-situ mechanical test instruments, the IntraSpect 360 brings quantitative mechanical property characterization to X-Ray microscopes (XRM) and beamlines. This unique system can be used to perform a wide range of mechanical tests such as indentation, fatigue, compression and bending, which can then be correlated to 3D or 2D images from the host microscope.

The IntraSpect 360 features a seamless, X-Ray transparent viewing window for unhindered imaging and streamlined μCT studies of material deformation, including fracture and the onset of failure. The system, with up to 10N of maximum force and 80 μm of displacement, is considered to be a useful choice for characterizing the internal deformation processes in a wide range of materials, such as ceramics, metals, composites, and biological or natural materials. Hysitron’s industry-leading transducer technology delivers an unmatched level of stability during 4D studies of material failure such as void behavior within weld joints, or crack propagation at a fiber-matrix interface.

The IntraSpect 360 utilizes an exceptional piezoelectric load cell incorporated with Hysitron’s trusted three plate capacitive transducer technology. This arrangement allows for a significant increase in the available displacement range, while maintaining an ultra-low noise floor. This unique design results in extremely little heat generation, meaning unmatched stability while in-contact with a sample. This is very important during the imaging process for computed tomography studies (μCT) where data acquisition can at times be lengthy. Tests as long as 168 hours have been carried out in a reliable manner along with Hysitron’s reference frequency correction technique.

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