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: Applications of AFM and STM
   : CD
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   : HD-DVD
   :Blu-Ray
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   : Magnetic Tape
   : More
: Pharmaceutical materials
     : Collagen fibers
     : Collagen monomers
     : DNA Plasmids
   : Polymer molecules
   : Orthopedic implants
   : Opthamalic Devices
   : Diagnostic devices
   : And More
   : Powders
   : Naturally occurring (cellulose)
   : Blends
   : Copolymers
   :Homopolymers
   : Material domains
   : Paper
   : Packaging materials
   : Cast, extruded, or molded polymers
: Coatings
   : Paint
   : Paper finishing
   : Can coatings
: Electronic Materials
   : Silicon
   : Silicon Carbide
   : Germanium
   : Gallium Arsenide
   : Wafers
   : Thin Films
: Automotive
   : Corrosion
   : Wear
: Energy Technologies
   : Corrosion
   : Calalysts
: New materials including ultra high strength magnets
: Optics & Photonics
   : Diffraction Gratings
   : Modified surfaces
   : superpolished optics
   : Ultrasmooth surfaces
   : IR
   : Visible Light
   : UV
   : X-Ray
: Telecommunications

: Metals

:Gallery of interesting images

:Links

 

Materials and Devices analyzed at ASM using AFM and related techniques


  • Carbon fibers

  • Aluminum coil and foil

  • Steel coil

  • Wood pulp

  • Paper

  • Coatings for paper

  • Inks

  • Ink jet heads

  • Photographic film

  • Nanoindentation, scratching and wear studies

  • Paint coating systems

  • Polymer latex particles and materials

  • Polymers

  • Polymer blends, copolymers

  • Magnetic Disks

  • Magnetic Recording heads (including magnetic imaging of active devices)

  • Contaminants on surfaces

  • Compact discs, CD-R, etc.

  • DVD, DVD+RW, etc.

  • Other optical discs

  • Calibration specimens

  • High accuracy measurements of size, shape and position of microscopic features (such as data marks)

  • Optical gratings, with high accuracy measurement of groove profiles

  • Optical fibers

  • Ceramic fibers

  • Hair

  • Skin

  • Collagen fibers

  • Individual collagen molecules (measure molecular weight by length; image branched structures)

  • Individual DNA molecules

  • Biomedical implants:  hips, etc.  Test coupons, fresh and worn surfaces

  • Medical diagnostic devices

  • Pharmaceutical materials, structural characterization in context of performance attributes such as flowability and dissolution or to meet regulatory requirements for general characterization.

  • Glass

  • Silicon wafers

  • Polished and superpolished surfaces

  • Electrically active materials

  • Surface potential measurements of active electrical devices

  • Thin film materials:  roughness, grain visualization.

  • Metrology of Semiconductor and other materials

  • Corrosion samples

  • Zirconium oxide

 

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