Researchers at the FEMTO-ST Institute in Besançon, France studied methods for fabricating lithium niobate ridges to be used for the development of programmable microcomponents.
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.
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.
Tools for measuring surface roughness were used to study stelae and a menhir from the Late Neolithic-Chalcolithic period (around 3000 BC) discovered during the excavation of a prehistoric settlement in the Serra del Mas Bonet in Catalonia (Spain).
Quantitative cathodoluminescence technology coupled with the power of Mountains® software made it possible to localize and identify degraded layers in state-of-the-art green laser diodes.
Pyramid-shaped solar cells are particularly effective for converting energy from the sun into usable energy without the problem of overheating. In a study on solar cell performance enhancement, industrial researchers used Mountains® to visualize surface topography in 3D and overlay a color image of solar cells on topography.
In today’s competitive environment, industrial manufacturers continue to invest heavily in tests aoming to improve metal coating performances. In this case study, scratches on a copper surface with tin deposits were measured by a 3D optical profiler.
Recently, graphene oxide nanostructures have attracted great interest due to their exceptional physicochemical properties for many applications, including flexible electronics and water purification.