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 […]
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, […]
AFM-IR is an analytical technique that can produce extremely high-resolution images of a sample surface, and it is commonly used to identify unknown substances by nanoscale chemical characterization. AFM-IR, its full name being atomic force microscope-infrared spectroscopy, is carried out using atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy. Throughout this post, we will look in detail […]
Microscopy allows us to see samples so small that they are usually invisible to the human eye, offering the ability to analyze minuscule structures such as viruses and proteins. Various techniques enable microscopic imaging, each offering its advantages and distinct capabilities. This article will focus on X-ray microscopy (XRM), exploring some of its specific techniques […]
A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is an invaluable piece of equipment in the science industry. It is a powerful, surface imaging magnification tool that uses focused electron beams to gather information from samples. The Axia ChemiSEM is a Scanning Electron Microscope manufactured by Thermo Fisher Scientific. To a novice user, traditional SEMs can be difficult […]
Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors are now one of the most widely used in camera technologies. Some of the advantages of CMOS technologies for camera sensors include their compact size, low-power draw, and generally cost-effective architectures.1 What makes CMOS sensors so space and power efficient is the integration of the electronics into the sensor itself. […]
How to use dynamic nanoindentation characterise CMP pads. In this example, the Bruker Hysitron TS 77 Select was employed to quantitatively measure the viscoelastic properties of a hard pad.
This is a robust, reliable method for examining CMP pad surface quality and processes.
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We are proud to announce that Blue Scientific has been appointed by Bruker as the exclusive agents for Bruker’s Micro X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) product range throughout the UK and Ireland. Bruker Micro-XRF Micro XRF is a non-destructive technique for elemental analysis of a diverse range of samples, including inhomogeneous and irregularly shaped specimens. The product line […]