Latest Atomic force microscopy Stories

2013-05-10 23:24:40

Park Systems, world leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) for the semiconductor and hard disk markets, introduces Park NX20, an enhanced design of the already successful XE series that assures the highest level of precision for roughness measurement and defect review. Park NX20 is designed to guarantee reliable, reproducible results for better output in failure analysis (FA) and quality assurance (QA) laboratories. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Park Systems, world leader in atomic...

2013-04-20 23:01:17

Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy since 1997 is offering a Park User Group session to current Park Systems AFM users on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Hilton Double Tree in Austin TX. At the same location on Wednesday May 8, 2013, Park Systems is offering an Atomic Force Microscope luncheon that is free and open to scientists, engineers and university students who want to learn more about AFM technology. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 (Santa Clara, CA April 18,...

2013-04-12 16:06:55

A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help ℠read´ information encoded in the gut lining. The lining of our gut is an important barrier between the outside world and our bodies. Laid out, the gut lining would cover the area of a football pitch. It must let nutrients from our foods through, but prevent invasion by disease-causing bacteria, at the same time hosting the trillions of beneficial bacteria needed for proper...

2013-03-11 10:26:42

For more than 20 years, researchers have been using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale. However AFM-based measurements of chemistry and chemical properties of materials were generally not possible, until now. Researchers at the University Illinois report that they have measured the chemical properties of polymer nanostructures as small as 15 nm, using a novel technique called atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR). The...

Mechanism Behind Wear At The Atomic Scale Shown By Penn Research
2013-01-30 15:16:33

University of Pennsylvania Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface structure, wear affects nanoscale objects more strongly than it does their macroscale counterparts. Worse, the mechanisms behind wear processes are better understood for things like car engines than nanotech devices. But now, researchers at the...

Nano-manufacturing Improved With Nanometer-scale Diamond Tips
2012-11-14 15:39:36

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips. The fabrication speed can be dramatically increased by using heat.  High speed and high temperature have been known to degrade the tip“¦ until now. “Thermal processing is widely used in manufacturing,” according to William King, the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at...

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