Research Case Studies

3D reconstruction of porous materials through FIB-SEM

3D reconstruction of porous material enables understanding and representation of porosity and interconnectivity towards simulation modeling.

An exploration of the porosity and its interconnectivity

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Dynamics of formation and secretion of heterococcoliths by Coccolithus pelagicus

This work has allowed us a better understanding of coccolithogenesis in heterococcoliths.

A transmission electron microscopy (TEM) case study

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The Effect of Different Post-Electroplating Surface Modification Treatments on Tin Whisker Growth

This work has enabled further understanding on the role the oxide layer plays in mitigating whisker growth.

Studying how different oxide coatings affects tin whisker growth

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Microscopic study of (assemblies of) nano-objects

Compared to conventional electron tomography in TEM, FIB-SEM serial sectioning tomography allows for much larger assembly supra-particles to be imaged with no special preparation beforehand.

2D and 3D imaging of supra-particles

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Testing the Capabilities of Automated Mineralogy in Mining

Automated Mineralogy shows advantages over standard Electron Microscopy techniques for mine sample characterisation.

Analysing Mineralogic in respect to resource recovery in the mining industry

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Using EBSD To Visualise The Grain Structure Of Electroplated Tin And Its Intermetallic Compounds, Relating To Tin Whisker Growth

This is a "live" case study that will be periodically updated until ready for publication

Using various EBSD techniques to analyse the grain structure of electroplated tin at varying thicknesses on different substrates