Particle Crusher


Research group SVM, Professor G. de With, PhD, department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry TU/e


The device is used to crush brittle particles between two diamond anvils that are moved towards each other at a constant adjustable speed. During the process the displacement and force are constantly measured and the crushing process can be monitored visually via a microscope that looks through one of the anvils.


  • Relative displacement of the anvils:
  • Travel: 500 µm, resolution: 0.1 µm
  • Speed: 0.1 – 1000 µm/s
  • Power measurement: Range: 0 - 50 N, resolution: 0.5 mN