Describes new state-of-the-science tools and theircontribution to industrial R&D
With contributions from leading international experts in thefield, this book explains how scanning probe microscopy is used inindustry, resulting in improved product formulation, enhancedprocesses, better quality control and assurance, and new businessopportunities. Readers will learn about the use of scanning probemicroscopy to support R&D efforts in the semiconductor,chemical, personal care product, biomaterial, pharmaceutical, andfood science industries, among others.
Scanning Probe Microscopy for Industrial Applicationsemphasizes nanomechanical characterization using scanning probemicroscopy. The first half of the book is dedicated to a generaloverview of nanomechanical characterization methods, offering acomplete practical tutorial for readers who are new to the topic.Several chapters include worked examples of useful calculationssuch as using Hertz mechanics with and without adhesion to model acontact, step-by-step instructions for simulations to guidecantilever selection for an experiment, and data analysisprocedures for dynamic contact experiments.
The second half of the book describes applications ofnanomechanical characterization in industry, including:
* New formulation development for pharmaceuticals
* Measurement of critical dimensions and thin dielectric films inthe semiconductor industry
* Effect of humidity and temperature on biomaterials
* Characterization of polymer blends to guide product formulationin the chemicals sector
* Unraveling links between food structure and function in thefood industry
Contributions are based on the authors' thorough review of thecurrent literature as well as their own firsthand experienceapplying scanning probe microscopy to solve industrial R&Dproblems.
By explaining the fundamentals before advancing to applications,Scanning Probe Microscopy for Industrial Applications offersa complete treatise that is accessible to both novices andprofessionals. All readers will discover how to apply scanningprobe microscopy to build and enhance their R&D efforts.