Atomic Force Microscope Leader Park Systems Presents NanoStructured Coatings Webinar on May 19

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Park Systems, worldleader in atomic force microscopy (AFM), is offering a nanotechnology webinar titled Layer-by-Layer Nanostructured Coatings an industry forecasted to grow to $5.8 billion USD by 2020 where new nanostructured smart coatings enhance performance in materials by improving traits such as conductivity, tensile strength, and corrosion resistance. Park AFM is used when applying multi-layered smart coatings to accurately characterize the morphology and changing properties of each layer deposited at the most stringent nanoscale requirements, only available using Park AFM with the world’s only patented non-contact mode design.

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Park AFM is a robust instrument with a variety of patented features for multi-mode investigations including superior z-axis or vertical profiling resolution,” states Dr. Advincula, who will give the webinar.

Park Systems, worldleader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is offering a nanotechnology webinar titled Layer-by-Layer Nanostructured Coatings, an industry forecasted to grow to $5.8 billion USD by 2020 where new nanostructured smart coatings enhance performance in materials by improving traits such as conductivity, tensile strength, and corrosion resistance. Park AFM is used when applying multi-layered smart coatings to accurately characterize the morphology and changing properties of each layer deposited at the most stringent nanoscale requirements, only available using Park AFM with the world’s only patented non-contact mode design.

Park AFM is a robust instrument with a variety of patented features for multi-mode investigations including superior z-axis or vertical profiling resolution,” states Dr. Advincula, who will give the webinar. “In more advanced techniques involving magnetic force AFM, electrostatic AFM, and conducting AFM, it is possible to observe unique embedded or patterned features on these multilayers.”

The webinar will be held on May 19, 2016 at 9am PST and will be given by Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium and Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. To attend this webinar and learn more about Nanostructured Coatings register for free online at:http://www.parkafm.com/index.php/medias/nano-academy/webinars/115-webinars/578-layer-by-layer-nanostructured-coatings-may-19-2016

Nanostructured materials and with self-healing, self-assembling and self-cleaning coatings offer the potential for significant improvements in engineering properties and are being used across multiple industries including construction, military, automotive, energy, electronic goods, textile, and medical.

Nanostructured layer-by-layer (LBL) coatings involve specific order and addition of nanomaterials or existing bulk polymer materials in which each layer is capable of adsorption or self-assembly on top of existing materials. This can be done by polyeletrolyte electrostatic assembly or even by co-extrusion of melt polymer layers by multilayer film assembly using the CLiPS process. AFM is important in that it allows the morphology of each layer deposited to be investigated as well as the changing properties with increasing number of layers.

“Layered nanocoatings are considered ultrathin films that are capable of unique barrier, transport, sensor, and optical properties characteristic of layer order and alternation of different or immiscible materials,” states Dr. Advincula. “This webinar will present the latest advances in smart coatings, how they are applied and how Park AFM is used to image the multiple layers and measure enhanced properties.”

There is a growing interest in finding out how ordering multilayer-structured thin films evenly corresponds to molecular thickness when using techniques such as by simple dip coating and exchange of polyelectrolytes or even through the use of extruded films based on polymer melts. The formation of smart coatings with nanoscale structures can result in interesting optical band gap phenomena, barrier materials, or catalytic systems that result in property-enhancing traits to existing products when the coating is applied to them.

“Park NanoAcademy is proud to offer this webinar on Nanostructured Layered coatings, a critical material science advancement that uses our Park AFM nanoscale imaging technology,” comments Keibock Lee, President of Park Systems. “This exciting webinar will investigate the use of layer and fabrication methods that enable the coating and deposition of molecular monolayers to form bulk thin films and other state-of-the-art creations featuring nanostructured coatings.”

This webinar is part of an ongoing series offered by Park Systems’ Nano Academy, a platform for providing education and shared knowledge on the latest nanotechnology advancements.

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over a thousand of institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with its global manufacturing, and R&D headquarters in Korea. Park’s products are sold and supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and distribution partners throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Please visit http://www.parkafm.com or call 408-986-1110 for more information.

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

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