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3D profilometry for quality control of pharmaceutical tablets

The profilometer manufacturer Nanovea conducted a study of different pharmaceutical tablets in order to study their surface roughness. With the use of a profilometer, they measured the average surface roughness of three different tablet surfaces. The data obtained was then analyzed with Nanovea’s Professional 3D software based on Mountains® technology.

Ear bone erosion: SEM image 3D reconstruction helps identify cells responsible

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.

Assessing the tribological interface of mechanical parts

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.

Exploring hyperspectral maps of 2D materials

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.

SEM analysis for improved wound care in burn patients

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.

SEM image 3D reconstruction of laser-structured surfaces

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.

Detecting tooth enamel erosion

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.

Analyzing photoelectron spectroscopic measurements

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.

2D functional analysis of automotive surfaces

An automotive manufacturer used Mountains® software to study parameters associated with wear and lubrication.

Quality control of plastic graining on dashboard

A French car manufacturer performed quality control of automotive dashboard material (plastic). Measured data was checked to be in compliance with ISO 25178 parameters.

Contour analysis of an automotive component

In the automotive industry, engineers used Mountains® to check compliance of components with nominal form.

Characterizing the silicon dangling bond

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.