The nano-tribometer enables tribological experiments at loads as low as 50µN. By changing the cantilever, loads of up to 1700 mN can be applied. Samples like ball bearing balls are easily glued to the cantilever while the moving sample is fixed by using adhesive tape. Both linear reciprocating and rotating tests can be done. The nano-tribometer is manufactured by Swiss company CSM-Instruments.
Keywords: Nano-Tribometer, Static Friction, Dynamic Friction, Wear.
Measurements / Setups: Linear Reciprocating, Rotating
Publications: Phd thesis of Loredana Deladi
Location: De Horstring N100
Research group: Surface Technology and Tribology