The Tension/Compression Module was purchased from Kammrath&Weiss. It is designed for using inside an scanning electron microscope (and a limited selection of atomic force microscopes) and can also be used in EBSD mode. Furthermore it was adapted for mounting at synchrotron beam lines. It allows for conventional tensile and compression experiments within a limited range for the displacement rate. The machine is controlled by a microprocessor controller (DDS-3) with limited external control via LabVIEW drivers. Information on this device can be found here.
Tensile Compression Module from Kammrath&Weiss
|Method||Linear variable differential transformer (LVDT)|
|Deformation modes||Tension, compression|
|Control modes||Displacement, force, stress|
|Temperature||173K - 1073K (at beam line RT only!)|
|Size (L x W x H)||220mm x 150mm x 55mm|
|Compatible SLS beam lines||Materials Science, MicroXAS|