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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties

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

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