The introduction of nanomechanical test methods, such as nanoindentation, has been vital to the introduction of many advanced materials over the past 20 years. The availability of nanoindentation...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2251 | 30 Oct 2008
Recent automotive development has concentrated on the optimisation of thin films and coatings used in a range of automotive applications, for example hard PVD coatings for coating piston rings, valve...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2222 | 25 Jul 2008
Micro Hardness measurements for very thin, hard coatings are almost impossible with conventional equipment due to the optical nature of these systems and the difficulty in reading a diamond indent at...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2181 | 28 May 2008
Very thin hard films of amorphous carbon are now widely used as protective overcoats for magnetic hard disks. This article features the results of nanoscratches performed on a typical hard disk...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1809 | 11 Dec 2006
BudgetSensors, a Bulgarian manufacturer of silicon and silicon nitride probes, as well as AFM accessories for Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), announces the introduction of a range of...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=6228 | 9 Apr 2008
Extra-hard coatings made from diamond-like carbon (DLC) extend the operating lifetime of tools and components.
In artificial joints, however, these coatings often fail because they detach. Empa...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19049 | 17 Aug 2010
Super sharp diamond-like carbon (DLC) tips with typical curvature radius 1nm are extremely useful for obtaining high resolution on objects with sizes of several nanometers. DLC tips have very long...
Scanning probe microscopes have been developed that can measure electrical currents, resistance, and capacitance. These advanced capabilities — Conductive AFM (CAFM), Tunneling AFM (TUNA), Scanning...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1531 | 10 Mar 2006
Because of the large surface area to volume ratio in MEMS devices as the size scale decreases, the surface forces such as adhesion and friction become increasingly critical and dominate over inertial...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1811 | 12 Dec 2006
Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), a leading manufacturer of high technology
tools and systems, has recently received multiple orders with a total value
of over £3.5M for its...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=9949 | 17 Feb 2009