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Magnetic Actuation Enables Nanoscale Thermal Analysis

January 12, 2012

magnetic actuation In recent years, an atomic force microscope-based technique called nanoscale thermal analysis has been employed to reveal the temperature-dependent properties of materials at the sub-100 nanometer scale. Typically, nanothermal analysis works best for soft polymers. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Anasys Instruments Inc. have now shown that they can perform nanoscale thermal analysis on stiff materials like epoxies and filled composites. Full Story

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