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September 2014

NEW - Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller

The new Model 372 AC resistance bridge and temperature controller builds on the solid foundation provided by the original Lake Shore AC resistance bridge. The Model 372 provides the best possible temperature measurement and control capabilities for dilution refrigerators (DRs) that are intended to be operated below 100 mK. The Model 372 makes it easy to perform multiple tasks that were once very difficult to perform reliably at ultra-low temperatures including temperature measurement, automatic or manual temperature control and device or sample impedance measurements. Read more online or download the brochure.

New Stereomicroscope - Largest Zoom Ratio

The new SMZ1270 from Nikon has the largest zoom ratio in its class of 12.7x (0.63-8x). With newly redesigned optics and advance features, the SMZ1270 enables researchers to carry out high-magnification, large-zoom ratio and high definition imaging with ease. Newly developed WF series objectives with dramatically improved chromatic aberration correction ensures bright images without colour fringes through the entire field of view. Additionally, apochromatic and semi-apochromatic optics have been developed resulting in sharp and high-contrast images through the whole zoom range. Read more online or download the brochure.

Image right: Illustrates conventional optics (top) vs Apochromat optics (bottom)

TriboCorrosion Research, Combining Tribology and Microscopy

Corrosion pitting and mechanical wear are two fundamental mechanisms of failure across many industries. The ability to study the interplay between the processes that drive corrosion, and how the surface modification causes mechanical property change is critical to improving the longevity of infrastructure and minimising maintenance overhead.

The Bruker UMT is a high resolution, fully reconfigurable tribology tool capable to perform virtually all standard tribology test protocols. The UMT TriboCorrosion cell further enables researchers and engineers to get a fundamental understanding of how corrosion effects the lifetime of hardware by allowing galvanic processes to be driven in a controlled manner while mechanical property changes of the surface due to changes in surface morphology and structure can be studied with high mechanical sensitivity.

The UMT TriboCorrosion capability is complimented by the quantitative imaging of the Bruker Contour GT 3D interferometric microscope. Providing nanometre resolution 3D surface imaging in just a few seconds, the Bruker Contour GT gives a reliable measure of surface change due to electrochemical processes. Generating a high resolution, quantitative 3D surface in seconds is backed up with MultiRegional Analysis to qualify surface roughness, or the size and volume of hundreds of pits in the 3D image automatically following image acquisition.

To learn more about how the Bruker UMT or Contour GT can be applied to your research please contact us today. Download the datasheet or read more on our website.

Surface morphology changes due to corrosion can be quantitatively assessed with the Contour GT 3D microscope. Surface change over 30mins shows an increase in surface roughness from Ra=1.0µm to Ra=2.58µm.

Surface pitting and other surface structures can be quickly and automatically assessed with Bruker MultiRegional Analysis capability

Bruker Webinar - New Levels of Defect Analysis with AFM

Date: Friday 26 September 2014, 1am AEST

This webinar presented by Bruker will discuss the latest research to address fast, in-line characterisation of defects, one of the most serious problems facing semiconductor process yield and control in-coming process nodes. The simultaneously obtained quantitative material characterisation and invaluable topographical information only provided by AFM with PeakForce Tapping enable actionable data by which sources of defects may be rapidly identified and corrected improving yield non-destructively and with a very fast time-to-data.

Working together, SEMATECH and Bruker Nano Surfaces have developed a new and innovative method of obtaining defect material classification information on very small defects, in-situ, leveraging the repeatable, high resolution materials property characterisation uniquely enabled by PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping (PeakForce QNM®). Bruker will review the correlation of PeakForce QNM material characterisation data with elemental information from a TEM equipped with EDX, proving the capability for direct in-line material classification information via Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce Tapping technology.


Christian Gow
Applications Specialist
(07) 3345 9556 (0408) 617 243 Email
Andrew Masters
(0439) 819 095 Email

Coherent Scientific Pty. Ltd., Inc. in South Australia, Established in 1989, ABN 20 008 265 969 

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