8 June 2021

Materials Surface Characterization using Confocal Microscopy

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Within an industrial environment, equipment used for surface analysis must offer a flexible solution to inspect, characterise and measure a wide range of complex surface structures.  This webinar will explain several light microscopy measurement techniques that can be used for the quantitative evaluation of surface structures.

Widefield systems can be used to measure surfaces based on image contrast with µm axial resolution, with confocal microscopes typically having an axial resolution in the nm-range and interferometry that goes even further. Typical application examples will be shown in this webinar, as well as the pros and cons of the measurement techniques discussed.

This webinar will provide answers to a variety of different questions, including:

  • Can a confocal measurement be fast?
  • What are the advantages of a light-optical roughness analysis compared to classical tactile ones?
  • How is nanometre- or even sub-nanometre resolution achieved?

Who is the webinar aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at those who want to understand the methods available, using light microscopy, for the quantitative analysis of three-dimensional surfaces.