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Publication Citation: Techniques for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Microscopy. Part2: Automated Optical Microscopy Platform for Thin Films Research

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Author(s): S D. Kim; A Sehgal; Alamgir Karim; Michael J. Fasolka;
Title: Techniques for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Microscopy. Part2: Automated Optical Microscopy Platform for Thin Films Research
Published: October 01, 2008
Abstract: An automated optical microscopy system was developed for the high-throughput measurement of morphology evolution in combinatorial specimen libraries. Designed specifically for gradient thin film specimens, the platform was developed to track iso-parametric contour lines, control focus motors, regulate timing operations and perform image analysis. In addition, an example study on a fabricated gradient specimen concerning polymer thin film stability is discussed.
Citation: Microscopy Today
Volume: October 2008
Keywords: combinatoral methods;film thickness;gradient libraries;hig-throughput materials science;surface energy gradient;temperature;thin films
Research Areas: Combinatorial Methods, Thin-Films
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