A multipurpose probe sensor for scanning nanohardness testers

  title={A multipurpose probe sensor for scanning nanohardness testers},
  author={K. V. Gogolinskii and Igor I. Maslenikov and V. N. Reshetov and A. S. Useinov},
  journal={Instruments and Experimental Techniques},
The construction of the multifunctional probe sensor, which combines the functions of a scanning probe microscope, a nanohardness tester, and a tribometer, is described and simulation results for different operating modes of this device are presented. An analytical model for the probe self-oscillation mode within a self-oscillation scheme of excitation is proposed. The characteristics of the sensor under scanning conditions and during measurements in the force-spectroscopy mode are analyzed… CONTINUE READING