New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail 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. Credit Nowakowski/NIST Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.