Thin Film Partners is pleased to announce the launch of a wide range of services and advanced capabilities in chemical testing, surface materials and other analytics.

Listing of Analytical Services

A recent addition to the family of Associates of Thin Film Partners enables us to extend a diverse range of analytical techniques and tests.

We can support your R&D projects and clients.

  1. Our team can solve quality issues.
  2. Our expert team can trouble-shoot, mitigate risk and tackle advanced challenges.
  3. Our lab can test an expanded range of chemicals and substrates.
  4. Offering analysis of surface microstructures and materials (polymers, films, conformal coatings, metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, and various impurities or contaminants).
  5. Chemicals and contamination analysis.
  6. Forensic investigation and failure analysis.
  7. Particle and elemental analysis, including depth profiling and cleanliness.
  8. Complete services in Electron Microscopy Scanning (ESM), including x-ray diffraction and Nano-materials evaluation.
  9. Working in all industry segments: Medical, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, solar, semi-conductor, LED, Sensor, and MEMS
  10. Our services extend to the global community.

Specialized Characterization Range of Services

  • Morphology of coatings
  • Characterization of surface defects and drying spots at high resolution
  • Release profiles for drug eluting stents
  • Cross-section imaging of coatings on wires and stents
  • Characterization of raw materials such as polymers and drugs using spectroscopy
  • Biocompatibility studies using cell culture

Materials Characterization Equipment

Available to Thin Film Partners are three electron microscopes and a cluster of instruments for materials characterization, including the following:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
  • FTIR- Fourier Transform Infrared (Spectrophotometer
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer
  • Sample preparation instruments such as microtome, polishers, cutter and, sputter coaters
  • Optical and Fluorescence Microscopes
  • FEI Quanta 3D FEG Focused Ion Beam and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/ESEM)
  • Hitachi S-4800 UHR Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Hitachi HD-2300A Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)
  • Veeco Nanoscope IIIa Multimode Scanning Probe Microscope
  • Varian Excalibur Series Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) instruments, the FTS-4000 Spectrometer and the UMA-600 Microscope
  • PerkinElmer Diamond Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
  • TA Instruments Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Rigaku Ultima III X-ray Diffractometer with Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Jobin Yvon Horiba Confocal Raman Spectrometer
  • Bruker FT-Raman Spectrometer
  • Micromeritics ASAP 2020 particle and porosity analyzer
  • Thermo Scientific XSeries2 ICP-MS
  • Rheometer and Pycnometer
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Tantec Model CAM-MICRO Contact Angle Meter

Instruments to support analyses, such as sputter coaters, ultra-microtome, critical point dyer, fluorescence microscopes and optical microscopes are also available.