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Indentation University Session 10: How to Verify a Nanoindenter

In Session 10 of the KLA Instruments Indentation University series, the process of verifying nanoindenter performance is discussed and demonstrated. Regular performance verification is essential for maintaining high data quality and meaningful results.

About this Webinar

Session 10 explains the nanoindenter verification procedure that is used to quickly and thoroughly check instrument functionality prior to nanoindentation testing, including operational checks of the calibrations, positioning system, indenter tip shape and area function, and frame stiffness. The example verification is done on the Nano Indenter® G200X with the InForce 50 actuator. Note that this process holds for any KLA Instruments™ nanoindenter actuator for any KLA Instruments nanoindentation system.

Note: for Session 10, it is recommended to view the following Indentation University webinars as background for the discussion:

Watch a short clip from the webinar below:

Attend this Indentation University webinar and you will:

  • Understand how system verification is different from system calibration
  • Understand the key areas to be verified
  • Know how often and under which conditions the verification should be run
  • View the KLA Instruments verification process from start to finish 

About the Speaker

Jennifer Hay

Senior Applications Scientist, KLA Instruments 

Jennifer Hay is a Senior Applications Engineer for KLA Instruments, specializing in nanoindentation. Prior to joining KLA, she held similar positions at Nanomechanics, Keysight, Agilent, and MTS Systems Corporation.  Jennifer has worked in the field of nanoindentation since 1996, advancing standardization while also developing methodology for new applications including thin films, polymers, gels, and biomaterials. Mrs. Hay served as the chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), and she has authored many journal articles on nanoindentation, including an invited feature series in the SEM journal Experimental Techniques. 

Who Should Attend

If you are a nanoindenter user interested in learning and understanding the system verification process for KLA Instruments nanoindenters, then this webinar is for you. 

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