Surface Engineering & Metrology

Anatech, Hayward CA, USA
30695 Huntwood Ave, Hayward, CA 94544, USA

Anatech USA’s mission is to provide technical solutions for surface engineering challenges.
Anatech USA delivers high vacuum systems with graphic state-of-the-art, “Touch-Panel” intuitive control packages. Every effort is made to tailor the system to meet your needs and budget requirements.
Thin Film Deposition equipment for metals and dielectrics, using Planar Magnetron sources powered by DC and/or RF supplies. Electron Beam and Thermal Resistance source systems are also available.
Gas Plasma vacuum systems with quartz or aluminum chambers. Systems are designed to clean at the molecular level, activate surfaces or etch surfaces.
Anatech USA works to deliver systems with consistent value and quality that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

http://www.anatechusa.com
Anton Paar USA Inc., Ashland VA, USA
10215 Timber Ridge Dr., Ashland, VA 23005, USA
Anton Paar TriTec SA (previously CSM Instruments) has been leader in the development of instruments for surface mechanical properties characterization for over 30 years in both research and industrial fields.

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Anton Paar TriTec SA (previously CSM Instruments) has been leader in the development of instruments for surface mechanical properties characterization for over 30 years in both research and industrial fields.
CSM Instruments develops, manufactures and sells instruments to characterize mechanical properties of surfaces. We have been the world leader in this market for more than 30 years, first under the name of LSRH then CSEM.
CSM Instruments provides equipment that allows the mechanical characterization of a wide range of surfaces and bulk materials. Adhesion of paints, optical thin films or hard coatings can be defined using one of our Scratch Testers. These span the nano to the macro range to analyze the widest range of materials. Dynamic testing measurements can be performed to define not only the hardness of the material, but also to evaluate the plastic and elastic deformation, the elasticity module, creep and much more. For wear testing we offer the Tribometer, based on the pin-on-disc principle that operates both in the Micro and Nano regime; to record the frictional coefficient and measure the wear volume. Other equipment measures film thickness. Additionally, CSM provides three dimensional viewing capabilities of sample surfaces under most testing regimes.

Products
Indentation Testers
Scratch Test
Tribometer
Coating Thickness by Calotest
3D Imaging
Horology

http://www.csm-instruments.com/en/
APE Research, Trieste, Italy
Area Science Park, Basovizza Campus, s.s. 14, Km 163,5, Bldg.Q, I-34149 Triest, Italy

A.P.E. Research develops and produces Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) for surface analysis and for biological applications, and high-resolution scientific instrumentation for nanotechnologies. The technological core business of A.P.E. Research is the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM).
A.P.E. Research has its own laboratory for instrumentation development and moreover the company is involved in several research projects of Italian, European and International research institutes and Universities in developing new scanning probe microscopes and innovative techniques for probe microscopy. The result of this research activity allows the company to supply always the state of the art products in a wide range of fields.
The A.P.E. Research catalog contains a standard version of Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STM), Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) and Near Field Optical Microscopes (SNOM). All these products can be provided with many additional tools and customized to meet the needs of the customer.
The company started at the AREA Science Park in 1997 and since 1999 is officially recognized as a spin-off from the INFM (Italian National Institute for Condensed Matter Physics).

Products
Atomic Force Microscopy AFM
Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy SNOM
Scanning Tunneling Microscope STM
Scanning Probe Microscopy SPM: Images, Probes & Accessories

www.aperesearch.com
DataPhysics Instruments, Filderstadt, Germany
Raiffeisenstraße 34, D-70794 Filderstadt, Germany

DataPhysics Instruments GmbH was founded in 1997 in Filderstadt, Southern Germany. As a medium-sized, international company we are developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative contact angle measuring devices, tensiometers humidity generators and instruments for characterising disperse material systems.
In many diverse engineering applications the ability of liquids to wet solids affects the quality of the finished products and the integrity/reproducibility of the manufacturing processes. Some important examples of this are the production and application of paints and varnishes, the development and the optimisation of composite materials, the use of adhesives and selection of solvents for engineering materials, and the biocompatibility of medical implants. Reliable analytical data is provided via the precise evaluation of static and dynamic contact angles, the surface free energy of solids and the surface and interfacial tension of liquids. Last but not least, the recent, rapid, advancements in nanotechnology and biotechnology have been possible, only, through an exact knowledge of wetting processes in the sub-microscopic level.
All over the world we are recognized as a responsive, empathetic and reliable partner for customers in a wide range of application fields of research, development and industry, always following the goal of being at the forefront of this fast developing science.
In order to create and improve solutions for surface and interfacial characterisation we work tirelessly and continuously in cooperation with many famous institutes. Due to our wide accessory range we are able to satisfy specific customer requirements and give each device an individual design.
Products

www.dataphysics.de/
Digital Surf, Besancon, France
16 rue Lavoisier, Besançon, F-25000, France

Digital Surf has been developing surface imaging & metrology software for profilers and microscopes since 1989.

Mountains® 7 software technology is now offered by the majority of profiler and microscope manufacturers and is embedded in their equipment or available as an option.

Mountains® is the most complete surface analysis software on the surface measurement and inspection market today and is capable of analyzing data from a wide range of instrument families: 3D optical profilers, scanning profilometers, scanning probe microscopes (including AFMs), scanning electron microscopes, light microscopes, spectrometers etc.

Its unique easy-to-use interface enables users to:

  • visualize their surface data in high quality 3D view
  • characterize data in accordance with the latest metrology standards
  • turn data into accurate, visual surface analysis reports.

Powerful automation tools allow users to save time and speed up productivity.

Mountains® software is currently available in 11 languages.

Business Website Address: www.digitalsurf.com

http://www.digitalsurf.com
EAG Laboratories,  Sunnyvale, CA , USA
Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

EAG’s analytical expertise is what enables us to help our clients to meet their goals. Our on-demand analytical testing services can help streamline R&D, solve urgent problems during manufacturing and help resolve materials related issues in the global supply chain, both within and between organizations.

Application Solutions:

Adhesion & Bonding
Cleanliness
Composition
Contamination
Corrosion
Depth Profiling
Diffusion
Dopants
Failure Analysis
Imaging/Mapping
Materials Characterization & Surface Analysis
Morphology & Topography
Process Development & Process Monitoring
Surface Chemistry
Thin Film Analysis
Trace Element Analysis

http://www.eag.com/
Fax 408 530 3501
Harrick Plasma, Ithaca NY, USA
120 Brindley Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Harrick Plasma is a leading supplier of plasma equipment to the research community. We have been providing quality, low-cost, tabletop plasma cleaners for use in research labs for over 30 years. Our plasma products have been cited in over 3000 publications and nearly 150 patents, covering a wide variety of technical fields, including materials science research, microfluidics, and biomedical engineering.

Harrick Plasma is a leading supplier of plasma equipment to the research community. We have been providing quality, low-cost, tabletop plasma cleaners specifically designed for use in university, government, and industrial research labs for over 30 years. Our plasma products have been cited in over 3000 publications and nearly 150 patents, and cover a wide variety of technical fields, including materials science research, microfluidics, and biomedical engineering, and cell biology studies. In addition, plasma treatment has been applied to many different materials as well as complex surface geometries, such as glass coverslips and slides, semiconductor wafers, fibers and fibrous scaffolds, metal and oxide nanoparticles, and porous membranes.

Products:
Basic Plasma Cleaner
Expanded Plasma Cleaner
High Power Expanded Plasma Cleaner
PlasmoFlo Gas Flow Mixer
Vacuum Pumps
Chambers and Sample Trays

harrickplasma.com
607-272-5070
Hiden Analytical, Warrington, UK
420 Europa Boulevard, Warrington WA5 7UN, UK

We design, develop and manufacture quadrupole mass spectrometers for advanced research applications and specialist process monitoring.

Our product range includes:
Systems for precision gas analysis for real time , multiple gas/vapour analysis with dynamic range from PPB to 100%.
Plasma diagnostics by direct measurement of plasma ions and ion energies.
SIMS probes for UHV surface science, and etch end point detection. Integrated complete surface analysis SIMS systems with automated analysis.
A range of micro furnace reactors for catalyst research for making temperature programmed analysis with techniques including TPO/TPD/TPR and TPRx.
Our bespoke design service provides for client interactive development of solutions to meet specific requirements.

Applications:
Plasma Characterization
Gas Analysis
SIMS & SNMS Surface Analysis
UHV Surface Science
Catalysts
Thin Films and Surface Engineering
Residual Gas Analysis for Vacuum Processing
Thermal Analysis
Nanotechnology
Residual Gas Analysis
Dissolved Species Analysis
Molecular Beam Studies

www.hidenanalytical.com
Hiden Isochema, Warrington, UK
422 Europa Blvd, Warrington WA5 7TS, UK

Hiden Isochema is a world leader in the design and manufacture of gas and vapor sorption instrumentation for research, development and production applications in surface chemistry and materials science.

The IMI Series offers a multifunctional platform for the study of physisorption, chemisorption and gas absorption by materials, from entry level manometric analyzers to advanced multistream dynamic flow systems with integrated mass spectrometry.

The IGA Series provides fully automated and precise measurement of the magnitude and kinetics of gas or vapor interactions with samples at controlled pressure and temperature. The unique IGA method exploits the relaxation of the sample after pressure or temperature change to simultaneously determine kinetic parameters and equilibrium uptake. IGA systems are recognised instruments of excellence with over 20 years proven performance in many prominent industrial organizations and leading academic research institutes worldwide.

The XEMIS is a high accuracy sorption microbalance for precision weighing in extreme environments. Available as a standalone microbalance or as part of a fully integrated sorption analyzer, the XEMIS provides remarkable flexibility, as well as outstanding weighing stability and accuracy.

The XCS Series provides users with a unique controlled climate for a range of scientific applications.
Intelligent control software performs real-time analysis of environmental conditions, maintaining the composition defined by the user, or following pre-programmed sequences for fully automated control.
The ABR is a dedicated breakthrough analyzer, fully automated and supplied with an integrated close-coupled mass spectrometer.
The ABR is available in a range of configurations to suit research-scale samples, with bed volumes from 2 cc to 20 cc. Up to 6 gas inlets are available as well as a dedicated purge stream. Flow rates are selected to suit the specific applications, and the ABR includes an ultra-low dead volume switching valve. Options include an upgrade for operation at pressures to 50 bar, and an integrated vapor generator module for gas-vapor operation.
The ABR is designed to meet the needs of researchers wishing to characterise the gas separation performance of novel materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) without the time or expense of synthesising larger quantities of material. The breakthrough data obtained is complementary to the adsorption-desorption isotherms measured with our IGA, IGAsorp, XEMIS and IMI sorption analyzers.

www.hidenisochema.com/
Isotech, Colchester VT, USA
158 Brentwood Drive, Unit 4, Colchester, VT 05446, USA
Isotech has always tried to anticipate and accommodate customers’ needs in measurement. These needs are often identical to our own, since we are not only manufacturers of instruments, but also a full scale and accredited calibration laboratory at all levels. We use what we make; we design from our own needs.

Isotech has always tried to anticipate and accommodate customers’ needs in measurement. These needs are often identical to our own, since we are not only manufacturers of instruments, but also a full scale and accredited calibration laboratory at all levels. We use what we make; we design from our own needs.
Next Generation Products. We have recognized that in recent years many needs for temperature calibration have changed dramatically. Our products have evolved to meet these new needs because the number of calibration laboratories has become much larger, as more stringent quality control has replaced the craftsmans eye, and requirements such as those of ISO 9000, the EN series of standards etc., demand objective validation and proof.
Innovation Isotech is renowned for innovation, with award winning products like the ISOTower ITS-90 Fixed Points, microK Thermometry Bridges, the milliK Precision Thermometer and ISOCAL-6; the multi function calibrator providing Dry Block, Liquid Bath, Surface Sensors, Blackbody and Fixed Point calibration in one piece of apparatus.
Global Network – local support. Isotech has over 90 authorized sales agents worldwide! No matter where you are we can offer local support.
Complete Solutions. Isotech has solutions for all calibration needs, from Primary Laboratories maintaining National Standards to the needs of field engineers calibrating industrial sensors on site. Isotech is truly The Source for Calibration Professionals.
New Users. With the increase in the number of laboratories, we see a shift in laboratory personnel, from a few skilled scientists to technicians and manufacturing engineers who may have no previous experience in temperature calibration and the arcane field of measurement uncertainty.
Benefit. From Isotech’s premier UKAS Calibration Laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) Many manufacturers of temperature calibration equipment do not operate accredited laboratories. At Isotech we remain unique in that in addition to manufacturing equipment we also operate a full scale UKAS accredited laboratory calibrating both our own equipment and a full range of temperature equipment for our clients, from industrial thermocouples to primary standards.

www.isotech.co.uk/