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
Pub Type: Journals
combinatoral methods, film thickness, gradient libraries, hig-throughput materials science, surface energy gradient, temperature, thin films