Company Profile

Hysitron Inc
Profile last edited on: 11/13/2023      CAGE: 0YZZ6      UEI:

Business Identifier: Nanoindentation and nanoindenter testing instruments
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

9625 West 76th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55344
   (952) 835-6366
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Hennepin

Public Profile

In January 2017, it was announced that Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) - itself anSBIR involved firm - had acquired Hysitron. Hysitron supplies nanomechanical instruments for advanced research and industrial applications. The firm has developed and supplied instrumentation for surface analysis allows nanoscale measurements of mechanical properties such as hardness, elastic modulus, friction, wear resistance, and adhesive strength. The privately-held Hysitron® pioneered solutions to measure mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale. Its nanoindentation products are used by premier academic and industrial researchers and engineers in materials science, the life sciences, and semiconductor applications. In addition to nanoindentation and microindentation, Hysitron's instrument capabilities include tribology, modulus mapping, dynamic mechanical analysis, and in-situ SEM (scanning electron) and TEM (transmission electron) nanomechanical testing.The firm's atomic force microscopy instrumentation will enable a number of valuable application synergies - added to Bruker NANO Group nanoscale surface and materials characterization product portfolio.

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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2016 1 DOE $150,000
Project Title: Automated Miniature Closed Loop Five Axes Stage with Manipulator/A Miniature Closed Loop Five Axes Stage
2015 1 DOE $149,991
Project Title: In Operando SPM: variable pressure and temperature
2013 2 AF $899,970
Project Title: High-Temperature Microsample Testing System
2010 1 Army $69,997
Project Title: Versatile Micro/Nano-mechanical Load Frame For In
2009 1 DOE $100,000
Project Title: Fast-Scanning Nanoindenter

Key People / Management

  Thomas J Wyrobek -- President

  S A Syed Asif

  Wayne Bonin

  Jason Y Oh

  Jeffrey Schirer

  Zhi-Wei Shan

  Douglas Stauffer

  Oden L Warren

  Dehua Yang