Civil Engineering Nano Laboratory

The Nano-Technology Laboratory, with a floor space of 510 sq. ft., is on the first floor.  The laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment used to teach nanotechnology and to conduct research. It has the capability to analyze nano-scale properties of materials. The MTS Nanoindenter is used for hardness tests in nanoindentation, which is the primary method for measuring and testing mechanical properties of very small amounts of matter. The Nano Universal Testing machine offers researchers a superior means of nanomechanical characterization. It utilizes a nanomechanical actuating transducer head to produce tensile force. It can measure dynamic properties of materials via the dynamic range and strain-rate-sensitive materials and time-dependent response.