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



S D. Kim, A Sehgal, Alamgir Karim, Michael J. Fasolka


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.
Microscopy Today
October 2008


combinatoral methods, film thickness, gradient libraries, hig-throughput materials science, surface energy gradient, temperature, thin films
Created October 1, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017