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|MountainsSPIP® Premium||MountainsSPIP® Expert||MountainsSPIP® Starter|
|Instrument compatibility||Any scanning probe microscope (SPM) including atomic force microscopy (AFM), STM, SNOM etc.|
|3D View with animation|
|Advanced File Explorer|
|Analysis of force curves|
|Automation using Template Documents and document save/load features|
|Basic tools for SPM image visualization and analysis|
|Colocalization (correlative analysis)|
|Detection, analysis and classification of particles and pores|
|Dimensional measurements (step heights, distances)|
|Full reporting facilities including PDF and Word export|
|Powerful statistical tools|
The following range of optional modules for advanced and specialized applications is available for MountainsSPIP® range.
Profiler data management & analysis including distances and step heights measurement, basic ISO standard filters & filtering techniques
3D reconstruction from 2 or 4 SEM images, instant 3D enhancement of single SEM images & semi-automatic image colorization
Analyze surface evolution with respect to time, temperature, magnetic field or another dimension
Incus bone erosion is considered a typical characteristic of advanced cholesteatomas (CHO), a pathology of the ear. Researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome explain how they used SEM image reconstruction technique to solve the mystery of this pathology and discover which cell erodes the middle ear incus bone.
Researchers at the Luleå University of Technology and Scania in Sweden, recently investigated how surface topography influences oil film formation in tribological interfaces pertinent to gears. The study was oriented towards the improvement of fuel economy and sustainability. Jonny Hansen, a member of the research team, explains how Mountains® software was used to help achieve results.
Tailoring 2D semiconductor heterostructures with specific bandgaps is a key aspect of leveraging new quantum materials for electronics and optoelectronics, one of the hot topics for researchers currently working in nanotech. Craig Wall, applications scientist at Montana Instruments, recently investigated the subject using Mountains® software to analyze results from Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence.
Bacterial infection of wounds is a major risk for patients undergoing skin grafts following severe burn injuries. Drs Monica Iliescu Nelea (left) & Michel Alain Danino, of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at the University of Montreal Hospital Center (CHUM), Montreal, Canada are part of a group of researchers working on furthering medical understanding of this phenomenon.
Ultrashort femtosecond lasers are known for their capacity to efficiently fabricate complex nanostructures and devices for a wide variety of applications. In two recent studies, the properties of femtosecond laser-structured surfaces were revealed thanks to a unique SEM image reconstruction technique.
Researchers in tissue engineering & biophotonics at King’s College London (UK) seeking to attain better understanding of tooth enamel erosion recently applied its methods to bring to light micro-scale surface changes over time.
Scientists from the ISEN (Institut Supérieur de l’Électronique et du Numérique) in Lille, France, used photoelectron spectroscopy to investigate a new method for growing PbS nanoplatelets on InP surfaces.
An automotive manufacturer used Mountains® software to study parameters associated with wear and lubrication.
AFM expert, SPM Labs LLC.
I myself have enjoyed working with Mountains® for a number of years. In my opinion, it is essential that AFM users work with specialized software packages such as those based on Digital Surf’s Mountains® platform.
Research scientist, Barcelona Institut of Material Science
We use several different kinds of instruments to characterize our samples. Mountains® provides multiple instrument compatibility and is able to deal with a wide variety of scientific analysis procedures
Research electrochemist, Daido Metal Co., Ltd
I have to say that we did not realize at the beginning all the potential of Mountains®. But from the moment we started to use we were very happy with the user-friendly interface and many available tools for performing image analysis. I would rate as a very satisfied customer.
Institut FEMTO-ST, Besançon (France)
Mountains® software is very versatile. The “operators” are intuitive and it is easy to access the “help” section for technical explanations. Contact with customer support, which is a must for any new user, is always very smooth and I always get a quick answer to my questions.
Senior Lecturer in Sensor Technology for Precision In-process Measurement, Cranfield University
Mountains® is able to read specific files from different instrument manufacturers meaning it allows us to compare the results within the same visual platform. We like how results are visualized and when it comes down to applying your operators, the software is intuitive.
Primary Lab Technician, Agfa-Gevaert
Superb software and great support!
In my opinion, Mountains® is the way to go if you want to raise the bar and get the most out of your topographic datasets.
Advanced Research Specialist, 3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division
I have been a Mountains® user since 1999. The technical support staff at Digital Surf have been very helpful over all these years. They have adapted the software to read custom data formats as well as provided application-specific advice on the use of some of the advanced features, such as the motifs analysis. Whenever any issues were found, Digital Surf has always responded quickly and always fixed the problem.
Assistant professor, University of Tusla
Mountains® software is an exceptional tool for the analysis of surface characteristics on archaeological artifacts. I use this software for the quantification of wear traces on stone tools, allowing us to identify and improve our knowledge of prehistoric human activities. The software is user-friendly and Digital Surf has excellent customer support, making Mountains® a fundamental tool for my research.