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In-Depth surface analysis: How to utilize FT-IR for the analysis of coatings, surface treatments and technical cleanliness

No matter where you look, functional surfaces are part of your life. Whether it's your morning shave, the paint on your car or the anti-fingerprint coating on your cell phone - specially engineered surfaces play a central role in almost everything!

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In this webinar, our surface analysis expert Eric Klein will take you to his lab and work through typical examples of industrial surface analysis. We will show you the step by step analysis and troubleshooting of:

  • Treated quality razor blades for consumers
  • Painted sheet metal from the automotive sector
  • Contaminated sheet metal before refinement
  • DLC coated tools and equipment
  • Cleanliness check of soldering and bonding pads

There are 2 sessions to choose from according to your time zone:

  • First session (9:00 to 10:00 CEST) is aimed at Asian & European attendees
  • Second session (16:00 to 17:00 CEST) is aimed at American & European attendees
  • Both sessions are identical but will each have a live Q&A !

You will learn about:

  • How to elucidate the causes of surface damages
  • Which experimental technique should be used for certain samples types
  • Proper experimental procedure using FT-IR microscopy and imaging
  • The value of FT-IR in process troubleshooting and industrial QC

We will cover the basics of:

  • Surface analysis and troubleshooting
  • Infrared (FT-IR) Microscopy and Imaging
  • FT-IR sampling techniques

Who should attend:

  • Automotive QA/QC specialists
  • Coating experts and surface refiners
  • Industrial manufacturers and material researchers
  • Analytical service laboratories

About the Speaker:

Eric Klein started out with an engineering background but quickly found his way into optics and analytical science. He works as an application specialist for microscopy and surface analysis and has since been the mind behind the development of the LUMOS II FT-IR microscope, our most advanced routine FT-IR microscope, yet.

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