Measuring to the Nano Scale +44 (0)1509 635279 [email_address]
<ul><li>Micro & nano technology promises: </li></ul>“ £1 trillion nanotechnology market by 2013” Micro & Nano Technology <...
Ibuprofen Raman Microscopy Hip Joint Roundness Trench Profile Electron Microscopy MEMS Device Interferometry Nano Fibres A...
<ul><li>More informed design process </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced time-to-market   </li></ul><ul><li>Improved product quality...
<ul><li>Recommendations of the 2002  </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor report… </li></ul><ul><li>(i) Identified 6 key application a...
1.  Providing access to a unique analytical  measurement & characterisation service 2. Leading & co-ordinating  publicly f...
<ul><li>300+ dedicated technologists with industry-relevant experience </li></ul><ul><li>100+ measurement & characterisati...
●  On demand data, advice and solutions ●   Open access for all clients ●   Small, single measurements to more complex req...
Until recently, accessing the most relevant techniques and the  scientist with the experience in your industry has been  c...
CEMMNT put clients in direct contact with the relevant  experts and technology required, enabling a fast-turn around   Cli...
5 globally-recognised market leading organisations positioned to supply micro and nanometrology services to UK industry
<ul><li>Measurement Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning Electron Microscopy  </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Electron Mic...
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
TEM  – Measuring nanoparticle size and shape 100nm 25nm
AFM Surface Metrology   Example Application:  Critical dimension measurement ●   Example shows depth measurement of shallo...
Optical Profilometry  -Microfluidic Channels © Veeco Instruments
Next Generation CMM Probes <ul><li>Small & micro optics </li></ul><ul><li>Small engineering structures </li></ul><ul><li>N...
X-Ray Topography  – Wafer Crystal Inspection Single crystal X-ray topograph of a 30 mm diameter silicon carbide wafer <ul>...
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry : profiling elemental composition as a function of depth Surface Contaminants In-coming en...
SIMS Imaging SIMS ion image of O contamination distribution within a patterned metallisation feature
Fourier Transform Infrared  (FTIR)  Uses:  Any problem requiring  chemical fingerprinting FTIR spectrum of solder flux
micro-Raman Spectroscopy Uses:  Any problem requiring  chemical fingerprinting Micro-Raman spectrum of ibuprofen
Microscopy  – Applications Materials Science:   biomaterials, medical devices, polymers, composites, minerals, food, pharm...
Medical Devices  – Prosthetics
<ul><li>Many different prosthetics are in production at this time to replace broken or worn out joints. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Optical Profilometry:  Finish on ceramic cup
Talyrond roundness mapping of femoral head
Talyrond cone angle measurement of femoral stem
Medical Devices  – Materials Porous structure allows human tissue to integrate to surface
<ul><li>Ongoing new material development improves the effectiveness of implant prosthetics. </li></ul><ul><li>New designs ...
Histology  – Capabilities EXAKT System   For sectioning of bone containing metallic implants Specialised Staining   For id...
Histology  – Applications Assessment of Tissue Repair   Evaluation of specific features involved in tissue repair such as ...
<ul><li>Knowledge transfer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i)  events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii)  articles, case studies </li...
“ To provide measurement and characterisation services that  enable and accelerate the integration of essential micro and ...
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An Introduction to CEMMNT

  1. 1. Measuring to the Nano Scale +44 (0)1509 635279 [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Micro & nano technology promises: </li></ul>“ £1 trillion nanotechnology market by 2013” Micro & Nano Technology <ul><ul><li>Smaller & cheaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighter & faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use fewer raw materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consume less energy </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ibuprofen Raman Microscopy Hip Joint Roundness Trench Profile Electron Microscopy MEMS Device Interferometry Nano Fibres AFM Pharmaceuticals Medical Devices Consumer Electronics Textiles Miniaturisation is key driver of innovation in all technology-dependent industries Products across all industry sectors Automotive & Aerospace
  4. 4. <ul><li>More informed design process </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced time-to-market </li></ul><ul><li>Improved product quality & longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Market superiority </li></ul>Measurement & Characterisation is a key enabler for: Enabling Technology
  5. 5. <ul><li>Recommendations of the 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor report… </li></ul><ul><li>(i) Identified 6 key application areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>● Electronics & communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>● Drug delivery systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>● Tissue engineering, medical implant & devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>● Nanomaterials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>● Instrumentation (tooling, measurement & characterisation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>● Sensors & Actuators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(ii) Public and leveraged industry co-funding </li></ul><ul><li>(iii) Construct a network of 24 MNT Centres in UK </li></ul>Why CEMMNT?
  6. 6. 1. Providing access to a unique analytical measurement & characterisation service 2. Leading & co-ordinating publicly funded programs 3. Marketing - promotional activities, lead generation & client networking What do we do?
  7. 7. <ul><li>300+ dedicated technologists with industry-relevant experience </li></ul><ul><li>100+ measurement & characterisation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Standard’ technologies & new science </li></ul>Expert Technologies
  8. 8. ● On demand data, advice and solutions ● Open access for all clients ● Small, single measurements to more complex requirements requiring multiple techniques across the CEMMNT partners ● Subsidised contract measurement initiatives and Joint Industry Projects for ‘grand challenges’ On demand for UK industry Courtesy of NPL © crown copyright 2009
  9. 9. Until recently, accessing the most relevant techniques and the scientist with the experience in your industry has been challenging ! Identifying the relevant scientist Discovering the relevant technique = CEMMNT: How does it work? +
  10. 10. CEMMNT put clients in direct contact with the relevant experts and technology required, enabling a fast-turn around Client CEMMNT locate and put together the perfect team of scientists CEMMNT: How does it work?
  11. 11. 5 globally-recognised market leading organisations positioned to supply micro and nanometrology services to UK industry
  12. 12. <ul><li>Measurement Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning Electron Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Electron Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Force Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Stylus Profilometry </li></ul><ul><li>Roundness Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Measuring Machines </li></ul><ul><li>Optical Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Confocal Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Optical Profilometry </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic MEMS Profilometry </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrometry </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray Reflectometry </li></ul><ul><li>Ellipsometry </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrophotometry </li></ul><ul><li>Particle Sizing </li></ul><ul><li>Characterisation Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry </li></ul><ul><li>Auger Electron Spectroscopy </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray Diffraction </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray Topography </li></ul><ul><li>FTIR Spectroscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-Raman Spectroscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Cathode Luminescence </li></ul><ul><li>Electron Backscatter Diffraction </li></ul><ul><li>Nano-Indentation </li></ul><ul><li>Stress Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Calorimetry </li></ul><ul><li>Thermal Imaging </li></ul>Clients benefit from the widest range of metrology techniques & expertise in the UK
  13. 13. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  14. 14. TEM – Measuring nanoparticle size and shape 100nm 25nm
  15. 15. AFM Surface Metrology Example Application: Critical dimension measurement ● Example shows depth measurement of shallow narrow etched trench ● Approach with masking or scratching is applicable to thin film thickness measurement 30.2nm
  16. 16. Optical Profilometry -Microfluidic Channels © Veeco Instruments
  17. 17. Next Generation CMM Probes <ul><li>Small & micro optics </li></ul><ul><li>Small engineering structures </li></ul><ul><li>Nozzles, Microfluidics </li></ul><ul><li>MEMS structures </li></ul><ul><li>Millimetric components </li></ul>
  18. 18. X-Ray Topography – Wafer Crystal Inspection Single crystal X-ray topograph of a 30 mm diameter silicon carbide wafer <ul><li>Applicable for imaging distorted or defective single crystals. </li></ul><ul><li>Imaging of through surface layers is possible, for imaging of defects in patterned devices for example </li></ul><ul><li>Few-µm spatial resolution </li></ul>
  19. 19. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry : profiling elemental composition as a function of depth Surface Contaminants In-coming energetic ion Ejected atoms and ions
  20. 20. SIMS Imaging SIMS ion image of O contamination distribution within a patterned metallisation feature
  21. 21. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Uses: Any problem requiring chemical fingerprinting FTIR spectrum of solder flux
  22. 22. micro-Raman Spectroscopy Uses: Any problem requiring chemical fingerprinting Micro-Raman spectrum of ibuprofen
  23. 23. Microscopy – Applications Materials Science: biomaterials, medical devices, polymers, composites, minerals, food, pharmaceuticals, morphology of freeze-dried cakes Biology: cell biology, microbiology/bio-fouling Troubleshooting: failure analysis, contaminant detection and identification
  24. 24. Medical Devices – Prosthetics
  25. 25. <ul><li>Many different prosthetics are in production at this time to replace broken or worn out joints. </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical operations on the human body are traumatic and need to be kept to a minimum. </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of implants is paramount to ensure minimum re-surgery and cost to both the patient and healthcare service. </li></ul>Medical Devices – Prosthetics <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Surface roughness </li></ul><ul><li>Shape or form </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation: </li></ul><ul><li>3D Analysis of Femoral Cup ‘Starburst’ pattern (CLI).* </li></ul><ul><li>3D Analysis of Knee Joint ‘Acid Etching’ (CLI).** </li></ul><ul><li>3D Analysis of Tapered Mount Surface Finish (CCI). </li></ul><ul><li>3D Analysis of Stem Tapered Mount Surface Finish (CCI). </li></ul><ul><li>3D Analysis of Knee Joint Outer Surface Finish (CCI). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Tapered Mount Surface Finish (PGI1240). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Stem Tapered Mount Surface Finish (PGI1240). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Large Cup Section Surface Finish & Radius (PGI1240). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Small Cup Section Surface Finish & Radius (PGI1240). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Full Hip Cup Surface Finish & Radius (PGI1240). </li></ul><ul><li>2D Analysis of Knee Joint Profile Dimensions (PGI1240). </li></ul>
  26. 26. Optical Profilometry: Finish on ceramic cup
  27. 27. Talyrond roundness mapping of femoral head
  28. 28. Talyrond cone angle measurement of femoral stem
  29. 29. Medical Devices – Materials Porous structure allows human tissue to integrate to surface
  30. 30. <ul><li>Ongoing new material development improves the effectiveness of implant prosthetics. </li></ul><ul><li>New designs need to be qualified for their chemical/biological content, but also for their dimensional or surface properties. </li></ul>Medical Devices - Materials <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Surface area / material ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Surface complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation: </li></ul><ul><li>3D Topographic gauge with laser triangulation head. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Histology – Capabilities EXAKT System For sectioning of bone containing metallic implants Specialised Staining For identification of specific tissue features using chemicals and antibodies Histomorphometry For quantification of tissue features using image analysis Microscopy Normal, fluorescence and polarised light Slide interpretation Visual description of the microscopic anatomy
  32. 32. Histology – Applications Assessment of Tissue Repair Evaluation of specific features involved in tissue repair such as cells, blood vessels, vascular in-growth, collagen deposition. Evaluation of Biocompatibility The cellular response to implanted polymers, scaffolds and bone cements. Bone in-growth and implant degradation can also be evaluated.
  33. 33. <ul><li>Knowledge transfer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i) events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) articles, case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(iii) new developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(iv) networking for clients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public-funding opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i) Take the lead in UK & European programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) Co-ordinate and manage the proposal stages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(iii) Manage approved projects </li></ul></ul>What else do we do?
  34. 34. “ To provide measurement and characterisation services that enable and accelerate the integration of essential micro and nano technologies into products and processes throughout UK industry” UK leader in MNT Metrology Services CEMMNT Mission Statement

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