Phenom-World desktop SEM seminar for Materials Science
Phenom World, Dr. Golik Scientific Solutions and The Technion are excited to invite you to:
PHENOM-WORLD Desktop SEM Seminar for Material Science
Date: 28th of September
Location: the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion Inst.
- 10:30-11:00 - Coffee and gathering
- 11:00:11:15 - Introduction
- 11:15-11:45 – Review of Case Studies of Selected Material Science Applications from industry* (Omer Shenkman, Dr. Golik Scientific Solutions)
- 11:45-12:45 - Desktop SEM solutions in material science* (Dr. Jasmin T. Zahn, PHENOM-WORLDS, The Netherlands)
- 12:45-13:15- Characterization of Bio-adhesive materials and Their Target Tissue* (by Regina Kelmansky, Technion)
- 13:15-14:14 – Visit and Demo** at the Phenom Desktop SEM at the Laboratory of Biomaterials
* See detailed abstracts for the lectures on the next pages
** You are welcome to bring your samples (to schedule a demo see contact details bellow)
Participation is free of charge but requires registration at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/HykXIoyzujayaC8R2 (please note that the number of available seats is limited)
Information about the exact location will be sent out to subscribers soon.
For more information, please contact Omer Shenkman at: 054-2565005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of Case Studies of Selected Material Science Applications from industry
Omer Shenkman – Dr Golik Scientific Solution
In my talk I'll review key applications from international industry in the field of Material science. First, the use of the Phenom for polymeric nanofibers, nanofibrous layers, nanofiber yarns and nanoparticles will be presented. Second, it will be shown how material development is advanced at the semiconductor industry using the Phenom. In the latter, the diffusion scale of SiC films into graphite layers is investigated with the BSD (backscatter detector), and crystal defects are detected. Finally, the utilization of the Phenom for particle characterization for the pharmaceutical industry is presented.
Desktop SEM Solutions in Material Science
Dr. Jasmin T. Zahn, Phenom-World, The Netherlands
Material Science is developing fast over the last years as more new materials with different properties are created. They differ in their surface parameters, in their elasticity (with or without pressure applied) or in their stability. As materials get more and more precisely adjusted properties it is crucial to ensure their quality. Scanning electron microscopy is a nowadays greatly appreciated tool to analyze materials of all kind. It can be used to determine surface parameters as porosity or roughness, but also be specify material defects. Adding elemental spectroscopy to an SEM empowers the instrument to even precisely analyze elements and elemental composition. Therefore, for instance, small material defects can be not only observed in their size and shape but also in their probably varied elemental composition. In our talk we will present strategies how to characterize materials and share best practices in sample preparation also for particles that might in the end fuse to homogenous materials. We will further show the power of easy software tools to gain fast significant amounts of data and therefore to be sure on your material characteristics.
Characterization of Bio-adhesive materials and Their Target Tissues
Regina Kelmansky and Boaz Mizrahi – The Technion
Characterization of bio-adhesives is extremely important for fitting the most suitable biomedical application, and for further mechanical and morphological optimization. We have designed a novel two-component neat bio-adhesive from synthetic polymers. Various factors affecting the adhesion were examined including adhesion strength, the chemistry and structure of the adhesive material and the morphology of the tissue. Phenom PRO-X was used as a key tool to analyze microstructural features of the formed adhesive compositions. Pore size distribution was evaluated by using the PoroMetric Pro Suite Software of Phenom. Pore size distribution was found to be dependent on the ratio between the percentage of reactive end groups and the total mass of the material. Surface roughness of different tissue types were evaluated via the 3D Roughness Reconstruction Phenom ProSuite software. Also, the specific chemical element on the tissue surface which could contribute to tissue-material binding - were estimated via Elemental Identification Phenom ProSuite software. Finally, tissue morphologies correlated well with adhesion strength enabling us to develop a unique predicting tool for adhesion. Thus, Phenom PRO-X serves as a powerful tool for assisting in designating a specific adhesive composition to specific tissue types to achieve the strongest adhesion.