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Acid attack on glass – analysis of surface evolution

AFM (atomic force microscope) + MountainsMap® SPM software

Input Data

  • Series of AFM topography (x, y, z) images.
  • Results

  • Movie of series of topography images showing evolution of pitting in glass surface caused by acid attack.
  • Calculation of surface texture parameters for each topography image plus statistics.
  • MountainsMap® tools used

  • 4D analysis module.

  • Images courtesy of LNE (French National Metrology Institute)

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    Surface Newsletter Novembre 2008

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