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NanoAndMore NanoAndMore at the American Chemical Society ACS Fall 2023 meeting in San Francisco

NanoAndMore at the American Chemical Society ACS Fall 2023 meeting in San FranciscoFri Aug 11 2023

We’ll be at the American Chemical Society ACS Fall 2023 meeting in San Francisco next week.
Don’t forget to visit us at booth #431 to discuss your #AFMprobe needs for your applications with us.
With our large selection of #AFMprobes from BudgetSensors , MikroMasch , Opus, NanoWorld , NANOSENSORS, nanotools and more we’ve got you covered.

NANOSENSORS Electrical and magnetic anisotropies in van der Waals multiferroic CuCrP2S6 - news

Electrical and magnetic anisotropies in van der Waals multiferroic CuCrP2S6Mon Aug 07 2023

In the field of modern information storage, the physical properties could act as the storage “medium”, such as electric polarization (dipole orientation) of ferroelectric materials, or spin polarization (magnetic vector) of magnetic materials. *

Multiferroic materials have great potential in non-volatile devices for low-power and ultra-high density information storage, owing to their unique characteristic of coexisting ferroelectric and ferromagnetic orders.

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NanoWorld Phosphorylation of phase-separated p62 bodies by ULK1 activates a redox-independent stress response - news

Phosphorylation of phase-separated p62 bodies by ULK1 activates a redox-independent stress responseThu Aug 03 2023

Phosphorylation of phase-separated p62 bodies by ULK1 activates a redox-independent stress response
Liquid–liquid phase-separated biomolecular condensates, liquid droplets play an important role in many biological processes, such as gene expression, protein translation, stress response, and protein degradation, by incorporating a variety of RNA and client proteins into their interior depending on the intracellular context. * Autophagy is involved in the degradation of several cytoplasmic liquid droplets, including […]

BudgetSensors BudgetSensors AFM Probes in use - Low resistance electrical contacts to few-layered MoS2 by local pressurization

Low resistance electrical contacts to few-layered MoS2 by local pressurizationTue Aug 01 2023

This work investigates improving the performance of MoS2 electronic and optoelectronic devices by fabricating low-resistance contacts via local pressurization. MoS2 is found to undergo a reversible semiconductor-to-metal transition under pressures >15GPa with significant reduction in contact resistance and increase in field-effect mobility. Our diamond-coated All-In-One-DD AFM tips are used for scanning the sample topography, apply the desired load in the area of interest and extract current-voltage (I-V) curves.
Local pressurization of metal-MoS2 contacts opens possibilities for pressure-controlled contact electromechanical MoS2 devices.

NANOSENSORS Strong, tough, rapid-recovery, and fatigue-resistant hydrogels made of picot peptide fibres - news

Strong, tough, rapid-recovery, and fatigue-resistant hydrogels made of picot peptide fibresThu Jul 27 2023

Hydrogels are promising soft materials as tissue engineering scaffolds, stretchable sensors, and soft robotics. *

Yet, it remains challenging to develop synthetic hydrogels with mechanical stability and durability similar to those of the connective tissues. Many of the necessary mechanical properties, such as high strength, high toughness, rapid recovery, and high fatigue resistance, generally cannot be established together using conventional polymer networks.

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nanotools Customer Notification: Introducing New QR Code Cards - news

Customer Notification: Introducing New QR Code CardsWed Jul 19 2023

Starting July 2023, nanotools will implement the following changes on the shipment of AFM probes:
The traditional A5 format Flyers
1. Handling HDC/DLC tips

2. nanotools AFM probes get mobile
will no longer be included in the shipments.
They will be replaced by smaller 8.5 x 5.5 cm cards with QR codes linking users to the same information.
 
There are no changes to the products, packaging size and material or manufacturing location.

Why are we making this change?
This is part of our efforts to reduce nanotools carbon footprint.
The new cards help to
  • Reduce transportation emissions (lighter shipments)
  • Minimize waste at customer sites
nanotools new cards are 100% biodegradable.

NanoWorld Detecting Early-Stage Cohesion Due to Calcium Silicate Hydration with Rheology and Surface Force Apparatus - news

Detecting Early-Stage Cohesion Due to Calcium Silicate Hydration with Rheology and Surface Force ApparatusWed Jul 19 2023

Extremely robust cohesion triggered by calcium silicate hydrate (C–S–H) precipitation during cement hardening makes concrete one of the most commonly used man-made materials. *

In the article “Detecting Early-Stage Cohesion Due to Calcium Silicate Hydration with Rheology and Surface Force Apparatus” Teresa Liberto, Andreas Nenning, Maurizio Bellotto, Maria Chiara Dalconi, Dominik Dworschak, Lukas Kalchgruber, Agathe Robisson, Markus Valtiner and Joanna Dziadkowiec present a proof-of-concept study, in which they seek an additional nanoscale understanding of early-stage cohesive forces acting between hydrating model tricalcium silicate (C3S) surfaces by combining rheological and surface force measurements.

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BudgetSensors ElectriMulti75-G AFM probes perform Conductive AFM (CAFM, C-AFM) and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) measurements

ElectriMulti75-G AFM probes perform Conductive AFM (CAFM, C-AFM) and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) measurementsMon Jul 17 2023

Our platinum coated ElectriMulti75-G AFM probes perform Conductive AFM (CAFM, C-AFM) and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) measurements on zinc oxide crystals, supporting research on ordered electronic reconstruction of (11-20) ZnO single crystals with potential applications in the fabrication of homojunction p-n devices in UV/blue LEDs.

NANOSENSORS Domain-wall magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic hexagonal YbFeO3 films - news

Domain-wall magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic hexagonal YbFeO3 filmsThu Jun 22 2023

Electrical modulation of magnetic states in single-phase multiferroic materials, using domain-wall magnetoelectric (ME) coupling, can be enhanced substantially by controlling the population density of the ferroelectric (FE) domain walls during polarization switching. *

In the article “Domain-wall magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic hexagonal YbFeO3 films”, Xin Li, Yu Yun, Arashdeep Singh Thind, Yuewei Yin, Qiang Li, Wenbin Wang, Alpha T. N’Diaye, Corbyn Mellinger, Xuanyuan Jiang, Rohan Mishra and Xiaoshan Xu investigate the domain-wall ME coupling in multiferroic h-YbFeO3 thin films, in which the FE domain walls induce clamped antiferromagnetic (AFM) domain walls with reduced magnetization magnitude. *

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#FerroelectricDomainWalls
#multiferroics #magneticmaterials #magneticforcemicroscopy #磁気力顕微鏡用AFMプローブ #MaterialsScience

nanotools Enabling Resist Recess Depth Recipe Transfer and Fab-to-Fab Matching - news

Enabling Resist Recess Depth Recipe Transfer and Fab-to-Fab MatchingTue Jun 20 2023

Discover how nanotools 4µm long, tilt compensated, high aspect ratio EBD4-200A is applied for resist recess depth measurements in narrow trenches.

  • Title: AFM Surface Roughness and Depth Measurement of Trenches with High Aspect Ratio
  • Authors: Franz Heider, Helfried Schwarzfurtner, Mario Lugger, Sang-Joon Cho, Thomas Trenkler
  • Publication: Conference Proceedings: 30th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)
  • Publisher: IEEE
  • Date: May 2019

https://www.nanotools.com/blog/enabling-resist-recess-depth-recipe-transfer-and-fab-to-fab-matching.html

MikroMasch The Albert Einstein World Award of Science - news

The Albert Einstein World Award of ScienceTue Jun 20 2023

Swiss professor Christoph Gerber, co-inventor of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), has been awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. The jury of the World Cultural Council recognizes the co-invention of the AFM, the participation in the development of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope, the continued development of AFM as a biochemical sensor and the dedication to science over more than 40 years. Congratulations!

NanoWorld Feasibility of wear reduction for soft nanostructured thin film through enhanced elastic recoverability and contact stress relief - news

Feasibility of wear reduction for soft nanostructured thin film through enhanced elastic recoverability and contact stress reliefTue Jun 13 2023

Feasibility of wear reduction for soft nanostructured thin film through enhanced elastic recoverability and contact stress relief
Over several decades many studies on the reduction of wear of mechanical systems have been conducted. Methods to reduce wear are generally divided into the following categories: applying lubrication, coating with high-hardness materials, and surface texturing. * Several studies have reported that coatings with higher hardness show more wear than those with lower hardness. From […]

NANOSENSORS Single Electrochemical Impacts of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Bacteria for Living Cells Adsorption onto a Polarized Ultramicroelectrode Surface - news

Single Electrochemical Impacts of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Bacteria for Living Cells Adsorption onto a Polarized Ultramicroelectrode SurfaceThu Jun 08 2023

In the past few years, several novel analytical methods with high sensitivity and spatial-temporal resolution that enable qualitative and quantitative analysis at single-cell and subcellular levels have emerged. *

The four major areas of analytical methods usually reported are electrochemical analysis, super-resolution microscopy, mass spectrometry imaging, and microfluidics. *

Electrochemistry offers a distinctive and essential advantage in its ability to combine high sensitivity and easy handling with a light and portable instrumentation, thereby enabling miniaturized devices for micro-biosensor applications. *

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