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Avizo for Materials Science

Advanced 3D materials characterization

Stronger, lighter, cleaner and safer materials are required every day for industrial applications. New techniques, such as additive manufacturing, require development of new metal powders and allows for the design of parts, something not possible with other techniques. And so composite materials are used in many applications to produce stronger and lighter parts, while energy materials are developed for cleaner power production and optimized storage.

Advances in microscopy and tomography techniques now allow for creation of digital models that are suitable for characterization of materials. For new material developments or for better characterization of existing ones (manufactured or natural), Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software allows for understanding their structure, properties and performance. Whatever modality is used to acquire digital data, Avizo Software provides optimized workflows for characterization of materials as well as advanced image processing tools and simulation modules.

Avizo Software also provides a reliable, fully automatable solution for both research and industrial entities, allowing them to innovate faster, reduce time to market, and produce more reliable and better performing materials.

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Data courtesy of Visible Cement Dataset
Data courtesy of Shimadzu Corporation (inspeXio SMX-225CT FPD HR)
Courtesy of Zellwerk GmbH

Ceramics, glasses and porous media

Characterization of porous material depends on the size, distribution, and shape of pores and possibly the channels connecting them. For other materials, such as ceramic or glass, understanding the distribution of the different particle types is of upmost importance for estimating performance of the material. Porosity, tortuosity and permeability are some of the important parameters that help characterize the material.

Avizo Software provides an advanced workflow for pore network characterization and particles analysis, including quantification of pores or particles in the material, their volume distribution, shape and distance, as well as computation of material physical properties such as porosity, tortuosity or permeability.

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Metals, alloys and powders

Transportation, energy production, machinery, building materials and consumer products require development of metals that are lighter, stronger and more durable. New manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing require the development of new types of metal powders.

Avizo Software helps understand the structure-property relationship in metals or alloys. Its advanced quantification capability allows for the measurement of the quality of metal powder used for additive manufacturing. Sphericity, size and the coating of each grain of powder can be measured in order to assert quality of the powder.

Data courtesy of Bruker
Courtesy of L. Laiarinandrasana & T. Morgeneyer (Centre des Matériaux Mines ParisTech), and L. Helfen (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Data courtesy of Rigaku Corporation
Courtesy of EMPA

Composites, polymers and fibrous materials

Fibrous materials are used in a wide range of applications. An understanding of the mechanical properties of the material and the ability to detect defects or imperfections in the manufacturing process are important during the design cycle of a new part or to control the manufacturing process. Analysis of deformations of the material under physical constraints allows also for damage prediction of such deficiencies as voids induced in fibers during deformation.

Avizo Software provides an advanced workflow for quantification of fibers, providing their length, diameter and orientation, allowing for detection of defects from the manufacturing process such as voids in the matrix or changes of density.

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Energy materials

The search for alternative energy sources implies new discoveries in materials science and new developments for catalysts, solar cells or batteries. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), for example, are one of the most promising electrochemical devices for the efficient co-generation of heat and electricity of fuel gases.

Avizo Software allows for the estimation of the tortuosity and permeability of the porous phase of the electrode; thus, effective transport parameters can be further used in the electrochemical performance simulation. Quantification of triple phase boundary (TPB), phase distribution and connectivity further allows for characterization of the cell’s performance.

Courtesy of Dr. Xuekun Lu, University College London

Courtesy of Prof. A. Largeteau and Dr. Mythili Prakasam, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry in Bordeaux and University of Bordeaux, France

Biomaterials

Recent progress in manufacturing and characterization of biomaterials has led to innovative development in tissue engineering and scaffold techniques.

Avizo Software can be used to characterize such highly porous media, while also quantifying pore distribution and size as well as high interconnectivity of the porous network. From there, mechanical strength and effective surface for cell attachment can be determined. Furthermore, Avizo Software can be used to validate experiments by generating Finite Element Analysis models and collaborating with FEA solvers, as well as performing deformation analysis from a material sample subjected to physical constraints.

Semiconductors

Semiconductor device manufacturers and designers routinely push the boundaries of physics. Defect detection and failure analysis, performance and process evaluation, and materials characterization are key to successful commercialization of new electronic device.

Avizo Software’s advanced 3D visualization and image processing tools allow for fast detection of defects such as issues linked to voids in the solder balls of a Ball Grid Array (BGA).

Courtesy of nanoX Technology Pte Ltd

Data courtesy of Nikon Metrology

Food and agriculture

3D imaging techniques, such as X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide insights into food structure and how it changes in various situations, including processing operations.

Avizo Software's comprehensive food and seeds analysis toolset makes it easy to perform microstructural characterization and better understand the relation of microstructure to properties needed in food engineering, chemistry, microbiology and safety.

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The solution of choice for Materials Science

Avizo Software is an advanced application for exploring and understanding materials structures and properties, in a wide range of materials science research areas and for many types of materials.

From straightforward visualization and measurement to advanced image processing, quantification, analysis and reporting, Avizo Software provides a comprehensive, multimodality digital lab for advanced 2D and 3D materials characterization.

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Three scientists; Dr. Jacques Dubochet, Dr. Joachim Frank, and Dr. Richard Henderson, were awarded the prize for their developments within Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

We are extremely proud of what these researchers and the structural biology community have achieved.