Microscopy & Microtechniques

Applications for Electrical Stages Range to be Presented at the 2017 European Materials Research Society Meeting in Warsaw

Aug 22 2017 Read 1635 Times

Linkam will be show-casing materials characterisation products at the annual Fall meeting of the European Materials Research Society. This year, it will be held at the Warsaw University of Technology. The exhibition will run from 18th - 20th September.

Linkam have been creating sample characterisation solutions for the microelectronics and semiconductor field for many years. They design stages with accurate temperature control ranging from -196°C to 1500°C. The environment within the chamber can also be controlled, with the options of gas purging, controlled vacuum or humidity. To accommodate for electrical measurements, stages can also be fitted with a variety of electrical output connectors and gold tipped tungsten needle probes.

The accurate temperature control and ability to combine with other analytical techniques such as Raman microscopy makes Linkam stages ideal for the study of perovskites and 2D materials. A group in the Technical University of Denmark used a custom-built probe stage to test the suitability of 2D materials as protective coatings for metals. The Linkam stage was used to simulate both a short and long-term heated oxidative environment in which the samples were placed. The quartz window of the stage allowed the users to follow the oxidation process through Raman microscopy.

The Linkam probe stage, the HFS600E-PB4, was used by a team from the Nanyang Technological University and Trinity College Dublin to study angular momentum states of perovskite materials. The set-up was ideal for performing low temperature Raman spectroscopy whilst probing the decay of angular momentum states. Another group in the Sichuan Normal University, China, synthesised a new lead-free perovskite while using the high temperature electrical stage, the TS1500E, to test the permittivity of the ceramic.

These stages have also been used in many cutting-edge fields of science including liquid crystals, thin film research and photovoltaics. To learn more about Linkam and their approach to the development of temperature stages to address multiple applications challenges, please visit booth 9 at E-MRS in Warsaw or visit www.linkam.co.uk.

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