We are surrounded by fibers. Fiber materials are in our clothing, carpets, upholstery, HEPA filters, envelopes, coffee filters, heat and sound insulation, recyclable bags, sheets, and towels.
The durability and quality of these fibers can be determined using metrology tools with high depth of field like optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be used to investigate the quality and uniformity of coatings on fibers, as well as tribological properties and the surface roughness of coated fibers.
With the introduction of nanofibers and advanced textiles, greater resolution is often required. In less than a minute from load to image, the Phenom desktop SEM is the fastest and easiest way to get data and keep your research or product development work moving forward. Coupled with FiberMetric automated fiber analysis software, you can quickly acquire quantitative information about fiber diameters and pore size.
Fiber analysis using FiberMetric software for the Phenom desktop SEM.
Examples of fiber diameter and distribution with SEM and 3D image analysis with optical profilometry for large fibers
How SEM imaging and EDS analysis can troubleshoot fiber and filtration product failures
How SEM imaging and EDS analysis can characterize filtration fiber media
As dimensions shrink, SEM is needed to visually characterize nanofibers
Measure surface structures and roughness for large to nano-sized fibers
Visual characterization and analysis in 3 minutes
Real world examples of how customers use the products Nanoscience Instruments provides to solve their problems or advance their fiber research.