Fast Characterization of Nanometer Thin to Thick Coatings using Pulsed-RF Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry

Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry (GDOES) is a flexible elemental analysis technique used to efficiently characterize both conductive and non-conductive materials and coatings. It combines high depth-precision and elemental sensitivity with one of the broadest detection ranges among any spectroscopic technique. This versatility, paired with the technique’s hallmark speed-to-data, makes it well suited for a wide range of applications in industries such as photovoltaics, energy storage, manufacturing, and device failure analysis.

In the upcoming webinar, guest speaker Philippe Hunault from HORIBA Scientific will break down the fundamentals of GDOES and showcase examples to demonstrate how engineers and scientists can make the most of their GDOES analysis.

This Webinar Will Answer

  1. How does GDOES work?
  2. What can you learn from GDOES analysis?
  3. How accurate are composition measurements with GDOES? How sensitive is the technique?
  4. What makes GDOES particularly useful for depth profiling?
  5. What kinds of industries can benefit from GDOES? How is it used in these sectors?

Uncompromising Speed and Precision in Element Analysis

GDOES enables experts to perform rapid, simultaneous analysis of all elements of interest in a sample. Furthermore, while other spectroscopic techniques often struggle to accurately quantify light elements, GDOES can detect and quantify nearly all elements on the periodic table, including Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Chlorine, Lithium, and Hydrogen. This makes the technique particularly appealing for engineers working with batteries, PV coatings, solar cells, electroplating, and other advanced materials and reactive interfaces.

By combining the precision detection capabilities of optical emission spectrometry with a specialized pulsed laser source, GDOES is furthermore optimized for depth profiling elemental concentration in films, multilayer stacks, and specialized coatings. This webinar will examine how these – and more – unique capabilities make GDOES a prime analytical technique for diverse research and development applications.

About the Speakers

Philippe Hunault

Philippe Hunault got his Instrumentation Engineer degree in France in 1979. He was involved in Alpha, Beta and Gamma Spectroscopy at the beginning of his career, then joined HORIBA Jobin Yvon in 1985 as the Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry product manager.

After promoting GD-OES worldwide for 12 years, Philippe joined the HORIBA team in the United States 17 years ago to promote the HORIBA Elemental analyzers in North America.

About Covalent Metrology
Covalent Metrology is a disruptive analytical services laboratory and platform based in Sunnyvale, California. Its mission is to help companies who use advanced materials to get better data and insights more easily and affordably to facilitate faster development and production. Covalent is dramatically changing the characterization and imaging landscape by combining transparent pricing, data platforms, and top-notch customer service with world-class scientists, state-of-art tools, and strategic partnerships.

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