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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
For this application, a research team at the LNE Nanotech Institute combined measurements from several instrument techniques including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with a new-generation energy dispersive X-ray detector (EDX). They used MountainsLab® software to correlate the collected data and extract the relevant information.
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.
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.
Bruno Grandidier, research scientist with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), reports on his work, focused on understanding the electronic properties of silicon dangling bonds.
Bioceramics are particularly useful in the repair and reconstruction of bone. A group of researchers at the University of Limoges investigated the impact of bioceramic surface topography and composition on protein adhesion forces.
Recently, graphene oxide nanostructures have attracted great interest due to their exceptional physicochemical properties for many applications, including flexible electronics and water purification.
During the last decade, research has shown that bio-oil fermentation by micro-organisms is a promising potential source of bio-fuel. Its renewability makes it a good alternative to bio-fuel production.
The goal of the NanoRef programme, involving multiple partners (LP-Cnam, INM, LPUB, Institut Fresnel, Novasic and LNE), is to develop a roughness standard with a quasi-continuum spatial frequency spectrum and to define the appropriate machining and polishing processes.
Nanolithography is a precise patterning technology used to fabricate functional nanostructures for applications in biosensors, advanced materials and extensively in the semiconductor sector for solar cells, printed electronics, LED, MEMS, etc.
Founder of SurfaceChar LLC
I have really enjoyed working with MountainSPIP and taking advantage of its powerful features. While it does take some time to learn, this software package builds on the success of SPIP Image Metrology to deliver everything we are used to and more. Some of my favorite new capabilities including the ability to save a workflow, improved image visualization and versatile and easy-to-use particle sizing. Well worth the time investment to master this powerful and useful software!
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