The bioindenter enables the local characterization of soft materials and biomaterials. Elastic modulus and hardness can be determined as well as time dependent properties and adhesion. Force is applied with an indenter with a flat or spherical tip and the resulting displacement is measured. The analysis can also be performed in liquids.
elastomers and soft polymers
Indenters with spherical Ruby tip (Ø 200 µm and 1000 µm)
Flat punch indenter (Ø 1 mm)
In publications, use of the Somapp Lab facilities might be acknowledged as follows:
'The authors would like to acknowledge use of the Somapp Lab, a core facility supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Graz University of Technology, the University of Graz and Anton Paar GmbH.’