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
Over the last 10 years, diamond as a technological material has seen a renewed and increasing level of interest with genuine potential. In particular nanodiamonds are being looked at for uses such as...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2531 | 4 Mar 2010
Nanodiamonds can be produced by the detonation of a mixture of the explosives TNT/RDX and have a size range in the region of 5 nm. The current attraction to scientists is the presence of nitrogen...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2703 | 10 Oct 2010
SkySpring Nanomaterials offers nanoparticles, nanopowders, micron powders, and CNTs (carbon nanotubes) in small quantity for researchers and in bulk order for industry groups. SkySpring Nanomaterials...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2666 | 25 Aug 2010
The year 2011 proved that high temperature nanoindentation is a potential growth area in materials science. This article will précis experiments carried out at temperatures above 600°C only.
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2971 | 8 Feb 2012
The arrangement of carbon atoms differentiates a pencil lead from a pricey diamond. In the past three decades, new carbon materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene have...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2847 | 20 Apr 2011
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
Nanotechnology is a fascinating science for many scientists as it offers them many challenges. One such challenge is Nanorobots, which once thought to be a fantasy has come into reality now. The...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2035 | 13 Nov 2007
Profilometer measurements become meaningless on samples with a high quality surface finish. The AFM helps to quantify the quality of the polishing method and the easyScan from NanoSurf can be used to...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1854 | 22 Feb 2007
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