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Indentation University Session 7: Dynamic Nanoindentation

In Session 7 of the KLA Instruments Indentation University series, we delve deeper into nanoindentation testing by looking at dynamic nanoindentation. This webinar focuses primarily on the theory behind dynamic nanoindentation and the definition of key terms and parameters.

About this webinar

Session 7 provides a brief overview of basic nanoindentation testing before moving on to the concept of dynamic nanoindentation testing, including a discussion of static vs. dynamic Young’s modulus response for fused silica and steel. The Continuous Stiffness Method (CSM) is also discussed, with time spent discussing the simple harmonic oscillator model as it is used in dynamic nanoindentation testing and in the design of the nanomechanical actuator of the iMicro nanoindenter.

Note: for Session 7, it is recommended to view the following Indentation University webinar as background for the discussion:

Watch a short clip from the webinar below:

Attend this Indentation University webinar and you will:

  • Learn what dynamic nanoindentation is, and how it differs from basic nanoindentation
  • Learn about dynamic response for different materials
  • Understand the application of the simple harmonic oscillator for dynamic nanoindentation
  • Learn about the dynamic calibration of the iMicro nanoindenter actuator
  • Understand the dynamics of the actuator in contact with the surface, including contact stiffness and contact damping
  • Understand the benefits of dynamic nanoindentation


Jennifer Hay — Senior Application Scientist

Jennifer Hay is a Senior Applications Scientist for KLA Instruments, specializing in nano-indentation. Prior to joining KLA, she held similar positions at Nanomechanics, Keysight, Agilent, and MTS Systems Corporation.  Jennifer has worked in the field of nano-indentation 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 nano-indentation, including an invited feature series in the SEM journal Experimental Techniques.

Who should attend

If you are a student, researcher, lecturer or nanoindenter user interested in learning more about dynamic nanoindentation theory, then this webinar is for you.

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