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Combining Atomic Force Microscopy with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Combining Atomic Force Microscopy with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is a powerful scanning probe technique that is suitable for investigating surface reactivity as well as processes at solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces. [More]
Measuring Stress-Strain Curves for Shale Rock by Dynamic Instrumented Indentation Using the Keysight Nano Indenter G200

Measuring Stress-Strain Curves for Shale Rock by Dynamic Instrumented Indentation Using the Keysight Nano Indenter G200

Three samples of shale rock, two from the Eagle Ford play and one from the Haynesville play, were successfully tested by instrumented indentation using a Nano Indenter G200 from Keysight Technologies. [More]
Magnetic Nanoparticle Multiplexing Experiments with magneTherm

Magnetic Nanoparticle Multiplexing Experiments with magneTherm

Magnetic anisotropy in nanoparticles leads to a novel biomedical application, multiplexing, in which different types of magnetic nanoparticle are positioned side by side and subjected to an AC magnetic field of varying frequency and field amplitude. [More]
Nanoscale Chemical Mapping - An Interview with Thomas Mueller

Nanoscale Chemical Mapping - An Interview with Thomas Mueller

Bruker recently launched their Inspire™ AFM-based IR system, which allows nanochemical characterization of materials though their PeakForce IR technology. In this interview, Thomas Mueller talks to AZoNano about the development process for the Inspire and PeakForce IR, and the implications of this analytical technology for research. [More]
Discriminating Phases with Similar Crystal Structures Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS)

Discriminating Phases with Similar Crystal Structures Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS)

With the help of TruPhase, a special characteristic of AZtec software from Oxford Instruments, it is now possible to distinguish between similar crystal phases by collecting EBSD and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) data. [More]
Mapping Mechanical Properties of Lithium/Polymer Battery Composites with Nanoindentation

Mapping Mechanical Properties of Lithium/Polymer Battery Composites with Nanoindentation

The primary purpose of the work presented herein is to investigate the mechanical properties of a lithium rechargeable battery cathode by utilizing both the classic XP CSM and newer, ultrafast DCM Express Test method swith a Nano Indenter G200 (Keysight Technologies). [More]
Surface Potential Measurements via Single-Pass Scanning Kelvin Force Microscopy

Surface Potential Measurements via Single-Pass Scanning Kelvin Force Microscopy

Scanning Kelvin force microscopy (KFM) has been widely utilized in mapping surface potential (SP) distribution at the nanoscale. The principle of KFM is based on the measurement of electrostatic forces between the tip and the surface. [More]
EVG SmartNIL Imprint Technology

EVG SmartNIL Imprint Technology

EVG’s SmartNIL technology stands out the company in the UV nanoimprint lithography market. In conjunction with a multi-use softstamp technology, SmartNIL provides unprecedented throughput, while maintaining maintenance-friendly operation and scalability with cost of ownership advantages. [More]
Nanoimprint Lithography Competence Center for Photonic Applications

Nanoimprint Lithography Competence Center for Photonic Applications

A new nanoimprint lithography competence center called the NILPhotonics™ Competence Center has been established by EV Group (EVG), a key provider of wafer bonding and lithography systems for semiconductor, nanotechnology and MEMS markets. [More]

Nanotribological Studies of Lubricating Thin Films by Friction Force Microscopy with the Keysight 7500 Atomic Force Microscope

AFM tribological studies can be used to investigate the use of lubricating thin films made from novel nanomaterials, with the aim of reducing friction and wear in automotive engines. [More]
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