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Exploring the Importance of Film Thickness in Modern Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing processes are evolving continuously to meet customers’ demands for specific products and quality. Amidst this technological evolution, film thickness stands out as a pivotal factor influencing a product’s properties and performance. This article delves deep the significance of film thickness, offering insights into its role in various types of manufacturing processes. 1. The Role […]

Why a Triboindenter is the Ideal Tool for Characterising Thin Films?

Thin films are widely used in a range of applications, including integrated circuits, optical coatings, and solar cells. Characterising the mechanical properties of thin films is essential for understanding their behaviour and optimising their performance in those applications. In this blog post, we will explore why a triboindenter is the ideal tool for characterising thin […]

How Cathodoluminescence Microscopy Helps in Semiconductor Analysis

Cathodoluminescence microscopy is a powerful technique used for semiconductor analysis at the nanoscale. It involves the stimulation of a sample with a high-energy electron beam in an electron microscope, which results in the emission of light or photons known as cathodoluminescence (CL). This technique surpasses the limitations of optical microscopes by providing sub-nanometer spatial resolution, […]

What are the Benefits of Using the Phenom Pro Desktop SEM?

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) plays a vital role in scientific research and several industries. It allows researchers to study samples at high magnifications, which provides useful insights into their composition, microstructure, and surface characteristics. SEM has become an invaluable tool for applications such as quality control in materials science, nanotechnology, and life sciences industries. There […]

How Can UWBG Analysis Benefit Your Research?

Ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) semiconductors are garnering significant interest in the field of materials science due to their promising electrical and thermal properties. However, challenges persist in material quality and fabrication. This blog post will discuss the promise of UWBG semiconductors, the roadblocks to their implementation, and how analytical technologies – particularly cathodoluminescence (CL) – can […]

What is Micro-CT?

Micro Computer Tomography (Micro-CT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that produces 3D pictures of internal objects, such as organs or cells. This method is used in various materials science applications as it provides a solid understanding of a sample without the need for preparation and without causing damage to a sample. In this blog post, […]

Why the ChemiSEM is an Ideal Solution for Industry

The Axia ChemiSEM is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) that offers a new chemical and imaging analysis approach. It is designed for Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis in a new and streamlined way. This blog post will look at why Thermo Scientific’s Axia ChemiSem is an ideal solution for industrial use. What is the ChemiSEM? […]

Using Micro-XRF Mapping in Earth Exploration

Micro-XRF is an analysis technique frequently used for geology applications such as analysing rocks and minerals, elemental mapping, material characterisation, sedimentology and many others. Micro-XRF utilises X-rays to analyse materials quickly and on a tiny scale which is then used to create an image, known as an elemental distribution map, to highlight specific samples. In […]

Comparing Desktop SEMs to Traditional Electron Microscopes

Scanning electron microscopy is an essential imaging tool for materials science and life sciences, with applications in virtually every field of research. Yet the cost of a conventional scanning electron microscope (SEM) can often be prohibitive. Space requirements can also be difficult to reconcile considering a full-scale SEM might weigh several hundred kilograms with a […]

How Does Micro XRF Work?

Micro X-ray fluorescence, sometimes stylized as µXRF but more often referred to as micro XRF is a powerful analytical tool with a wide range of practical applications. It is an extremely versatile spectroscopic method ideal for elemental composition analysis and highly visual elemental surface mapping. But how does micro XRF actually work? In this post, […]