Characterization

We offer mechanical and chemical characterization of surfaces as part of our service. We offer characterization of a number of different materials for the customer, whether it be the silicon, steel, ToolGloss® or MoldGrfx® coatings, nickel, polymer foils or plates.

Our team is trained in using a range of techniques such as:

  • Surface topography
    • Secondary electron microscopy (SEM)
    • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
    • Mechanical and optical profilometry
    • Confocal microscopy
  • Film thickness
    • Ellipsometry
  • Chemical characterization
    • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
    • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Wetting / Surface energy
    • Contact angle measurements