Typically our clients are working in research or manufacturing of advanced semiconductor materials for integrated circuits or optoelectronic devices. Recently photovoltaic solar energy conversion and thermoelectric materials have become an important part of our activities.
Our experience and proven solutions include the measurement of majority carrier properties (such as resistivity, carrier concentration, mobility, effective mass, trapping) and minority carrier properties (such as minority carrier lifetime, diffusion length, trapping), in R&D or production environments. We also include associated measurements of insulating (dielectric) and metal thin film properties and film thickness and the interface characteristics between these thin films and the semiconductor.
When we use the term “semiconductor” today we mean it in the broadest sense. It can be the elemental materials silicon germanium etc, in single crystal or polycrystalline wafers or in polycrystalline or amorphous thin film form but it can also mean compound semiconductors or alloys of compounds in crystal wafers or polycrystalline thin films and more recently also polymer and organic thin films.
The methods we apply to these problems cover a wide range of technologies ( such as; optical, electronic, magnetic, cryogenic, acoustic, electro-chemical, vacuum etc) supplied by a number of partner companies around the world.
SemiMetrics find the solution first by working with the client, and then find the partners needed to supply the required parts to build the solution. We then offer proven solutions from our portfolio of projects.
NanoFocus AG is a developer, manufacturer, and distributor of measurement technology and software packages for the characterization of technical surfaces. The company has been active in this field since 1994. Our confocal optical 3D surface analysis tools offer perfect quality assurance, process control and manufacturing efficiency for all industries and applications. NanoFocus AG’s analysis systems allow high precision micro and nano scale 3D surface measurements. The innovative systems enable extremely fast, easy and contactless 3D measurements of topography, micro-geometry, roughness or other surface characteristics.
Materials Science Applications:
Optimizing functional properties if new surfaces and products:
Finding out in what way the structure of a material influences its properties and behaviour is the aim of materials science. High-resolution analyses of surfaces play an important role in determining relevant parameters like roughness, relection, tribological properties or the surface quality.
NanoFocus measurement systems guarantee analyses conform to international standards – for different measurement task and on all materials. Defined specifications are met and processes optimized. This means that costs are reduced while development times are shortened.
Non-contact 3D surface analyses independent of materials:
NanoFocus measurement systems enable the fast and reliable 3D surface analysis of nearly all materials – from metal, glass, ceramics, semi-conductors, polymers to organic materials. The confocal technology enables determining reliable measurement data independent of the degree of reflection of a surface. The optical method of the NanoFocus-technologies µsurf, µscan and µsprint also enables the non-destructive measurements of sensible surfaces at different stages of production and processing. The measurements of coated surfaces and the determination of layer thickness are also possible.
A previous sample preparation is not necessary. Real 3D data is available after only a few seconds which allows a qualitative as well as a quantitative evaluation of the surface. For the determination of relevant parameters NanoFocus offers comprehensive and powerful software solutions for the analysis of measurement data.
Examples of application:
NanoFocus measurement systems have proven themselves in many areas of materials science due their flexibility. Within only a few seconds they deliver exact and repeatable 3D measurement data of nearly all surfaces. That is why the NanoFocus-technology is ideal for user who wish to analyze different materials.
Qualitest is a global contender and one of the top-ranking manufacturers and suppliers of testing technologies worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art and competitively priced testing machines, systems and software, we supply standard or customized solutions for many test, measurement and quality control tasks required in the world of modern materials testing.
The key products from Qualitest range include hardness testers, universal testing machines, metallography, materials testing equipment, spectroscopy, microscopy, portable testers, and instruments for testing metals,plastics, rubber, textiles, paper, paint, cement, concrete and packaging materials.
Qualitest has a wide network of agents and sales/service partners in North America and worldwide.
Sunstrand’s products and operations have been designed to deliver consistent, high quality materials compatible with a large number of applications and a particular emphasis on providing bulk feedstocks for the plastics, polymer composites and non-woven manufacturing industries.
Prior to starting Sunstrand, Dr. Riddle founded Gradient Engineering, Inc in an effort to supply innovative design, material evaluations, research and development services to meet the needs of a growing composites industry. Seeing a growing interest in biocomposites, the team at Gradient began to monitor and research the area. The real work began when Gradient won a Small Business Innovative Research award from the prestigious National Science Foundation. This work pioneered the extraction of bamboo fiber from raw bamboo cane and the conversion of these fibers to forms compatible with polymer composites. During this work it became apparent that there was a need for a reliable supplier of biomaterials that understands the composites industry.
During the summer of 2014, Sunstrand was formed, not only to commercialize on the bamboo developments at Gradient, but to meet the needs of an industry by providing biomaterials and processing services. The company is located in Louisville, Kentucky which is in close proximity to agricultural feedstock suppliers and customers. Sunstrand now works with a variety of feedstocks including bamboo, hemp, kenaf, flax and jute. Sunstrand utilizes a team consisting of Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Technologists, Material Scientists and Technicians. The team has highly specialized composites design, manufacturing and testing experience. We come from broad industries such as wind energy, paper, snowsports, biomass, automotive, academia and aerospace.
Fuji Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. has taken the initiative in researches and developments of SPARK PLASMA SINTERING (SPS), PECS (Pulsed Electric Current Sintering), technology and fabricating system for leading edge High Density processing.Our results of the developments are shown widely in sintered applications for Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs), Nanophase Materials, Fine Ceramics and New Hard-metal Alloys.
Fine ceramic materials oxides, carbides, nitrides, etc.
Functionally graded materials (FGM’s): ceramic-metal, polymer-metal and other materials featuring heat resistance, hardness, electrical conductivity and grading, etc.
Electronic materials: thermoelectric semiconductors, target, magnetic and dielectric materials, etc.
Nanophase materials: Al-High-Si alloy
Hard alloy tool materials: WC/Co, ceramic or cermet cutting tools, corrosion and wear-resistant materials, etc.
Diamond tool materials: bonded cobalt and bronze segmented and straight stone grinding and cup wheels, cutting blades, etc.
Biomaterials: titanate or apatite implants, artificial bones and joints, etc.
Porous materials: ceramic and metallic bioreactors, filters, battery cell materials, etc.
Mold and die materials: press, plastic and wire drawing dies, etc.
Other sintering applications
Zyvex was founded in 1997, as the first molecular nanotechnology company, with the vision of developing atomically precise manufacturing. By 2007, Zyvex research had been commercialized in several products. As those product lines grew, Zyvex restructured into separate companies so that each company could independently focus on its industry leading technology and products: Zyvex Labs and Zyvex Technologies.
Zyvex Technologies designs and creates the most capable structures using the most advanced molecularly engineered materials. Serving customers in an array of markets, Zyvex Technologies helps set new standards of product performance.
Materials R&D capabilities and equipment include:
Composite Material Development
Rapid Tool Fabrication
Composite Part Fabrication
Sample Preparation and Characterization
Additional Materials Characterization Capabilities include multiple type of SEM, X-Ray, Laser, Nuclear, UV, Gel/Gas, Nano/Micro, Thermal Torque and Infrared Analysis.
JBT are the UK’s leading choice for the manufacture of new, reconditioned and special purpose machinery for a wide range of industries. This includes the design and manufacture of machines for medical, rubber, plastic, ceramic, composites, processing, auto, aerospace and metal forming industries. We provide fully integrated solutions including automation and controls. Our extensive range of, presses, mills, extruders, calenders and control panels are well established within many industry sectors.
We have an extremely large and varied range of Laboratory Presses from 1 Ton to 250 Tons. Lab pres, New-used or rebuilt, whatever suits your budget.Options for Heated, cooled, programmable pressures and temperatures, profiling, computer controlled, Data-logging, specialized processes, whatever you need – we can supply a solution.
JRD BIPEL are specialists in the design and manufacture of hydraulic presses and two roll mixing mills for a wide range of industries such as Plastic & Rubber, PTFE, DMC, Chemical, Composite, Metal powder, Forging and many more where compression presses are needed.
JRD BIPEL, with its parent company J R Dare Limited, has been designing, developing and manufacturing purpose built hydraulic presses and two roll mixing mills since 1979. We work closely with a wide range of leading global companies and across a variety of industries to develop our wide range of hydraulic presses and mixing mills to perform safely in difficult production environment, last longer, require less maintenance and deliver the lowest cost to ownership.
We are constantly investing in both people and the latest technologies to maintain our position as one of the UK leading manufacturer of high quality hydraulic presses and two roll mixing mills.
JRD BIPEL has full in-house capability for mechanical, hydraulics and electrical designs and manufacture including: 3D CAD design (SolidWorks) & CNC Millers and Lath. JRD BIPEL has maintained the manufacturing records for the past 35 years therefore we can supply spare parts, heated platen and cooling platen.
Down Stroking Presses
Up Stroking & Laboratory Presses
Purpose Built Presses
Two Roll Mixing Mill
Our mission is to provide the best solutions to characterize concentrated dispersions (emulsions, suspensions, foams), in terms of stability and microrheology. Our instruments range uses innovative optical measurement based on Multiple Light Scattering. We have developed patented technologies to characterize concentrated dispersions without sample preparation (no dilution, non intrusive method).
We offer two ranges of product
- Stability analysis of concentrated dispersions
- Microrheology analysis of soft materials
FORMULACTION technologies cross link Particle Characterization and Rheology analysis.
Postnova Analytics is a dynamic and innovative company with a very focused mission: We want to solve the analytical problems of our customers based in biotechnology, polymer and particle science – quickly, competently and in a highly professional manner. To deliver on this promise and to completely meet our customers’ needs.
Postnova Analytics has partnerships with Malvern Instruments and Agilent Technologies:
Malvern Instruments and Postnova: exclusive partership for combined FFF (Field-Flow Fractionation) and DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering) solutions.
Malvern Zetasizer Nano
Postnova Inventors of FFF is the Agilent Technologies VAR-Partner (Value Added Reseller) for Field-Flow Fractionation (FFF) and provides complete FFF – ICP-MS solutions, based on the Postnova AF2000 Flow FFF, TF2000 Thermal FFF and CF2000 Centrifugal FFF separation systems hyphenated directly online to the famous Agilent 7700, 7900 and 8800 ICP-MS series detection systems. Postnova offers an unique set of technology based on the FFF, ICP-MS and Light scattering technology for advanced material, polymer, nanotechnology and biomolecule characterization for determination of molar mass, particle size and elemental composition simultaneously.
Agilent Technologies Atomic Spectroscopy