Contact: Michael Baum
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: Good vibrations: This close-up image shows the tip of the new NIST nanoscale indenter flanked by two tuning forks that provide a stable, noncontact reference relative to the specimen, a piece of single-crystal silicon. Using a pair of tuning forks allows the system to compensate for any tilt.
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: New NIST nanoscale indenter takes novel approach to measuring surface properties