Scanning Microwave Microscopy: Unique Method Enables Measurements at the Nanoscale An innovative and award-winning imaging technique, scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) mode, is discussed in this article. Developed by Agilent Technologies, SMM mode combines the comprehensive electrical measurement capabilities of a microwave vector network analyzer (VNA) with the nanoscale spatial resolution of an atomic force microscope (AFM). This groundbreaking AFM mode of operation offers unprecedented utility for a diverse set of applications
Graphic Design of High-Tech Inventions The author estimates that about half
of the problems in the examination of inventions are due to either the poor performance of the drawings or their unavailability. This issue was repeatedly raised in publications, however given the more rigid examination requirements after Russia’s joining the WTO, it is advisable to put special focus thereupon.
What is the Lifespan of High-Tech Laboratory Equipment? How long does it take for various types of nanomaterial and nanotechnology research instruments to get obsolete? How frequently should the tools be upgraded to meet the today’s laboratory requirements? What are the benefits of using the latest generation of devices? These questions are answered by the heads and experts of the companies NT-MDT, SemiTEq, Nienschanz-ScienTific and ElTech SPb.
Laboratory support for production of nano-composites Moscow company Microbor Composite for about 15 years develops and manufactures composite materials based on cubic boron nitride and tools from them. The company’s specialists have developed a unique technology which allows to create extremely hard, heat-resistant and impact-resistant composites. Input control of raw materials, product quality control, and R&D are performed in the laboratory of the enterprise, equipped with modern measuring devices.
Millimetre Range Nitride Devices An assessment of the current status and key trends in the millimetre microwave device development technology on wide-band heterostructures (Al, Ga, In)N/GaN shows that the technology level achieved in the Institute of Ultra-High-Frequency Semiconductor Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IUHFSE RAS) is quite in line with the global trends and developments. This creates prerequisites for the establishment and development of the industrial production of monolithic integrated circuits (MIC) in Russia for the Ka-, V- and W- band frequency receive/transmit systems exceeding by their parameters the microwave devices on arsenide heterostructures
Developing of technology cluster for flexible printed electronics A special place among innovating electronic technologies have the solutions in the field of flexible printed electronics and photonics.
A modern hi-tech hardware and software platform for express prototyping and production of innovative microengineering products is a cluster for flexible printed electronics.