Events Archive

Sample Preparation Orientation and its Value for (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy

High-quality sample preparation for (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) can make the difference between impactful or mediocre analysis. An ideal lamella – the prepared cross-section of a sample – captures the right aspects of a feature of interest, balances signal intensity for structure and element analysis, and enhances the clarity of the end-image. Producing such ...

Nanoindentation with the UNHT3 Indentation Tester: Nanomechanical Analysis with a Big Impact

Nanoindentation probes a host of mechanical properties – including modulus, hardness, stress, strain-rate sensitivity, and more – while achieving improved flexibility and adaptability over conventional mechanical analysis techniques. In spite of its advantages, many engineers may still be unaware of the diverse applications nanoindentation supports. In the upcoming live webinar event, guest speaker Patrick O’Hara ...

Optimizing Polymers and Adhesive Materials with Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Whether you’re designing parts for Formula 1 racecars, engineering biomedical implants for hospital patients, or anything in between, robust thermal analysis empowers engineers to fine-tune the thermal properties of advanced materials. The insights gained from thermal analysis can be paramount to designing high-quality parts, products, and devices. In this webinar event, guest speaker Dr. Parth ...

Solving Puzzles Using Metrology: Case Studies in Troubleshooting when (1+1)>2

Engineers trying to optimize their processes and materials in the real world often find the undertaking is fraught with difficulties that can lead down time-leeching expensive dead ends in testing and analysis. Everyone understands that time to market is a key driver of success or failure of any project or product and, in many cases, it can make ...

Energizing Research in Battery Performance with Advanced AFM

Modern day battery technologies are constantly improving. In addition to broader efforts to increase life-span and energy density, batteries are also diversifying to support a broadening array of applications: photovoltaics and green energy installations, consumer electronics, electric vehicles, railway industries, manufacturing sectors, and more. In a recent market analysis report, Grand View Research projected that ...

3D Tomography Using the DualBeam (SEM-FIB): Imaging, EDS and EBSD

This webinar will introduce 3D tomography using the DualBeam platform, including the plasma and liquid metal ion sources (LMIS). Sample preparation, automated data collection and data reconstruction will be discussed. 3D tomography reconstruction examples will be shown for imaging, EDS and EBSD at both the Gallium Ion Beam and the Xenon plasma FIB scale. The esteemed presenters will focus on: What ...

Expert Lessons in Electron and Ion Beam Imaging and Interpretation

In this webinar, our experts will discuss cutting-edge techniques and best practices for optimizing images captured with a FIB-SEM DualBeam microscope. Topics will include image interpretation, exploration of new state-of-the-art instrumentation, and the realm of analytical possibilities accessed using these techniques. A DualBeam FIB-SEM combines a scanning electron microscope with a focused-ion-beam (FIB-SEM). With myriad ...

Work Function: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Reality

Episode 17 of Covalent Academy will explore common misunderstandings about the work function of materials. We’re dialing in to the mainstream and modern techniques used to measure work function and sharing tactics to ensure you’re accessing the right information with these methods. The work function of a material reflects the amount of energy required to ...

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Affordable Imaging and Analysis at Atomic Scale

In Episode 16 of Covalent Academy, we’re taking an expert deep-dive into one of the most exciting characterization techniques available: (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy (S/TEM) – the highest-resolution imaging technique in the world today. The event, ‘Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Affordable Imaging and Analysis at Atomic Scale’ will be aired live on September 3, 2020 ...

Seeing in Sound: Ultrasonic Imaging with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy

Tune-in to the next installment of Covalent Academy’s Advancements in Instrumentation webinar miniseries to put a finger to the pulse of innovations in Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM). Guest speaker Lisa Logan from PVA TePla, a global leader in manufacturing acoustic microscopy systems, will describe how acoustic microscopy generates high-resolution 2D and 3D images, and will probe a selection of advanced ...

Shining a Light on Optical Modeling for Spectral Ellipsometry

Covalent Metrology invites you to attend the 14th episode of our Covalent Academy webinar series, presented by Covalent’s own Dr. Max Junda (Senior Member of Technical Staff, Optical Characterization Lab). The event, Shining a Light on Optical Modeling for Spectral Ellipsometry, will be aired live on August 6, 2020 at 11am PDT. Spectroscopic Ellipsometry is a powerful and highly ...

Meet the Onyx EDXRF: High-Speed Analysis of Micron-scale Features and Devices

Next up in our Advancements in Instrumentation webinar miniseries, we’ll explore the breakthrough capabilities in micro-EDXRF analysis made possible by the new Rigaku Onyx micro-spot Energy-dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (ED-XRF) system: coming soon to Covalent. The event will be aired live at 11am PDT on July 23, 2020. Join in to learn how micro-spot ED-XRF is used to analyze ...

(Thin Film) Reflections on X-Ray Reflectometry

Join Covalent Academy this week to strengthen your knowledge on one of the most useful non-destructive thin film characterization tools available: X-Ray Reflectometry (XRR). This technique provides highly accurate layer thickness measurement as well as electron density and interfacial roughness information on single and multilayer thin film materials. This information can be equally useful in ...

Solid Surface Zeta Potential: Industrial Applications, Challenges, and Solutions

We invite you to tune in for Covalent Academy’s next installment of our Advancements in Instrumentation webinar mini-series: keeping you up to date with recent metrology innovations, and showing you how to apply new and improved techniques to yield greater insights into your materials. In this episode Dr. Christine Körner, our esteemed guest expert from Anton Paar, will ...

XPS – UPS – ISS: Surface Spectroscopic Techniques for Chemical Analysis

Covalent Metrology recently announced the completed installation of its new Thermo Scientific Nexsa XPS system, which incorporates 3 of the most useful surface chemical techniques available: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), and ion-scattering spectroscopy (ISS). Join Covalent Academy this week to deepen your knowledge on these 3 techniques: what they do best, ...

Chemical Surface Characterization: What’s on My Surface and Should I Care?

This week, Covalent Academy will launch its next webinar miniseries on Surface Chemical Analysis! For the first episode in the series, we are welcoming back Dr. Chris Moore as our speaker. His talk will branch from our previously covered surface roughness series into chemical analysis, introducing the tools and techniques we use to identify and characterize surface contaminants. ...

Particle Analysis for Industrial Product Success

This week on Covalent Academy, Dr. Sophia Yan will be guiding an exploration of the field of particle characterization: what is entails, why it matters, and how it’s done. Her talk will also highlight key considerations for the industrial applications of these techniques, and comment on some practical aspects of instrumentation. The event, Particle Analysis for Industrial Product ...

X-ray Computed Tomography: The Superpower System

Coming soon in May, Covalent Academy will launch the first of our new Advancements in Instrumentation webinar series. We are thrilled to be collaborating with our strategic instrument partners to bring you talks highlighting the latest innovations in the analytical field. Our inaugural episode will be hosted in partnership with Rigaku Americas Corp. Rigaku develops ...