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Posted: July 15, 2009

Agilent Technologies Introduces NanoSuite 5.0 Software for More Powerful Nanomechanical Testing

(Nanowerk News) Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of a new, more powerful version of its popular NanoSuite software package (formerly known as TestWorks). Designed for use with the company’s line of nanoindentation and tensile-testing instruments, Agilent NanoSuite 5.0 software offers advanced features such as enhanced imaging capabilities, survey scanning and a new test method development environment. All NanoSuite 5.0 functions have been optimized to help researchers run tests and manage data with unprecedented speed and ease.
“NanoSuite 5.0 immediately extends the impressive utility of Agilent G200 and G300 Nano Indenters, as well as that of Agilent T150 universal testing machines,” said Jeff Jones, operations manager for Agilent’s nanoinstrumentation facility in Chandler, Ariz. “This new software underscores our commitment to the continued evolution and support of our high-precision nanomechanical test instruments.”
NanoSuite 5.0 provides a wide array of enhanced imaging capabilities, including profile cross-sectional imaging, real-time adjustment of scanning parameters, polynomial distortion or leveling correction, plane-fit leveling, and an expanded color palette. For scanning of areas up to 500 µm x 500 µm, NanoSuite 5.0 offers a survey scanning option. Flatness of travel is 0.1 percent per 100 µm. This option is ideal for scratch-and-wear testing on large samples. It is also very useful for working with large samples that have irregular shapes, large samples composed of heterogeneous materials and various metals, ceramics and hard-coated materials.
The Explorer version of NanoSuite 5.0 enables researchers to write their own test methods via a new, easier-to-use, method-creation protocol that reduces the lines of code needed for customized test development. No other commercially available package offers this degree of flexibility and control.
Nanoindentation Instruments from Agilent Technologies
Nanoindentation instruments from Agilent conform to the ISO 14577 standard, delivering confidence in test accuracy and repeatability. These state-of-the-art solutions ensure reliable, high-precision measurement of nanomechanical properties for research and industry.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a leading measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008.
Source: Agilent Technologies (press release)
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