FEIC), a leading provider of electron imaging and analysis systems, today
announced the Fibermetric™ system powered by the Phenom™ personal
electron microscope. The Fibermetric system is designed to discover and quantify
the properties of woven and nonwoven fiber samples in minutes, making direct
observation and measurement of micro- and nano-fibers faster, more accurate
“This is the first integrated, turnkey system for sub-micron fiber imaging
and automated measurement,” said Paul Scagnetti, vice president and general
manager, Industry Division of FEI. “Synthetic fiber manufacturers will
typically forego the measurement of sub-micron fibers and pores, suffering the
process control and product quality consequences, or they may use a more expensive
and complex electron microscope in the lab, which can take several days before
the data is available to those who need it.”
With the Fibermetric system, engineers can get the data they need themselves.
The system automatically collects hundreds of measurements per image, and generates
fiber and pore size distribution plots for quality control and for predicting
application properties such as filtration efficiency.
The Fibermetric system requires no laboratory infrastructure or specially trained
personnel. It has a sample loading time of less than 30 seconds, and its automated
measurement capability generates statistically valid data in the time it takes
to load a conventional scanning electron microscope (SEM). Magnifications up
to 24,000 times produce accurate information on fibers as small as 100nm in
The Fibermetric system accurately images and measures almost any fiber sample
with its 4.9 nm/pixel resolution and a Gaussian fit function, which automatically
finds and measures fibers and pores. Nano-fibers with diameters of 100nm are
routinely measured with greater than 97 percent accuracy.
“The Fibermetric system is part of the FEI Phenom family of personal
electron microscopes,” said Scagnetti. “With its affordable price,
ease-of-use, speed and accuracy, the Fibermetric system delivers a rapid return
on investment and a sustainable competitive advantage.”
The Fibermetric system is available now from Phenom sales agents and distributors.
More information is available at www.phenom-world.com/fiber.