surface analysis

surface analysis

[′sər·fəs ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(computer science)
A procedure in which a computer program writes a series of test characters onto a magnetic data storage medium and then reads them back to determine the location of any flaws in the medium.
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Looking somewhat like an extraterrestrial version of a 1960s slide projector, Mars 2020's bit carousel is home to nine drill bits that facilitate sample acquisition and surface analysis: two for abrading, one for regolith (rock and soil) and six for coring.
Additional tools that might help are surface analysis charts, national forecasts, radar/ satellite images (but alone they are insufficient), and local observations.
Applications include: optical sectioning producing 3D images; autofocus systems for time-lapse imaging; high content screening; surface analysis; semiconductor wafer inspection; and scanning interferometry.
has a more complete portfolio of products to serve customers requiring paint, coatings and surface analysis.
Products include the soon-to-be-released IDRA --an integrated ocular surface analysis system by SBM Sistemi (pictured below).
Inside the world-class X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) lab at Newcastle University Professor Peter Cumpson and other experts have been providing cutting-edge materials surface analysis to the UK academic community and industry for the past six years.
It provides food safety testing with a strong competence in microbiology, as well as surface analysis, for its clients primarily in the food retail and catering sectors and generates annual revenues in excess of EUR10m.
In sections on starbons, hydrothermal carbonization, characterizing porous carbonaceous solids, and commercialization, they consider such topics as the search for functional porous carbon from sustainable precursors, applying carbonaceous materials in separation science, hydrothermal carbon materials for heterogeneous catalysis, the bulk and surface analysis of carbonaceous materials, and microscopy and related techniques for analyzing porous carbonaceous material.
In one of the most detailed surface analysis of the dwarf planet to date, authors of the study argue that the spots are a mixture of salt and water-ice.
Forecasters evaluated the quality of various meteorological fields from the (2D) vLAPS surface analysis, as well as from ARW forecasts initialized with 3D vLAPS analyses.
Lucideon also offers materials development and characterization, regulatory approval testing packages, cleanliness validation, process troubleshooting and failure analysis, using chemical, physical, mechanical and surface analysis applications.