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September, 2013

Bruker Nano Surfaces Division
Webinar Series

Accurate and Repeatable Dynamic MEMS Devices Characterisation

Date: Thursday 26 September 2013
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST


Webinar Overview: MEMS devices are integral components in automobiles, consumer electronics and medical devices due to their small size, low power consumption and competitive costing.

One of the key barriers to MEMS acceptance in new applications is achieving and proving required reliability. While computer modeling of devices is increasingly sophisticated, the complexity and tight tolerances of MEMS devices requires a high degree of testing to ensure proper performance. Common failure modes of MEMS devices include external particulate contamination, fusing of components, stiction, electrostatic clamping, static overload, delamination, creep, environmental attack and fatigue. These failures may occur due to improper design, process variation or the way in which the device is operated and monitored. Correct characterisation of the MEMS devices is critical both to ensure proper final operation and to feed information back into the production process to correct potential errors.

This webinar will share how 3D microscopes may be used to fully characterise MEMS devices in terms of shape and motion properties over their range of operation. We will introduce how an Integrated 3D Microscope and Stroboscopic technology enables a fast, non-contact and accurate static and dynamic 3D characterisation of micro-devices.

Mapping Graphene's Surface Potential with <20nm Resolution

Date: Saturday 28 September 2013
Time: 12pm - 1pm AEST


Join us as Bruker's Gregory Andreev discusses the in-situ study of solid electrolyte interphase with guest speaker Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute.

Graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, was first isolated and characterised at The University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for their research. This transparent, one-atom thick flat sheet of carbon has the potential to revolutionise technology, from smartphones and ultrafast broadband to drug delivery and computer chips.

» Demonstrate important new insights into graphene physics using the combination of two unique Bruker technologies: PeakForce KPFM and the GloveBox Integrated System
» Discuss graphene surface potential in a controlled environment compared to ambient conditions
» Show results of the surface potential closely approaching levels expected for intrinsic graphene which is an effect typically achieved only in vacuum chambers and low temperatures.


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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