Nanoscale Thermal Analysis of Micron and Sub-Micron Scale Devices


Nanoscale Thermal Analysis of Micron and Sub-Micron Scale Devices

Kevin Kjellar
Anasys Instruments Corp, Santa Barbara

John Rose
Rose Consulting, Half Moon Bay


Bulk Thermal Analysis techniques such as DSC or TMA do not work in sample-constrained applications where device features are less than 500um. Transition Temperature Microscopy (TTM) is a breakthrough thermal analysis technique that maps spatial variations in thermal properties utilizing a nanoscale thermal probe which heats a localized region on the sample surface in order to measure its thermal properties, including thermal transition temperatures like crystalline melting points and glass transitions. In this presentation we will discuss the technology behind TTM and its application in the analysis of micro-scale devices such as in optical telecommunications and medical devices . We also discuss other TTM applications ranging from multilayer LCD films to localized defects during polymer processing. Additionally, we will discuss the important application area of time resolved thermal analysis where the thermal probe can be used to study thermal properties of the sample at different points in time so as to understand time-dependent properties such as cross link density/cure rate during film formation.

Speaker Backgrounds

Kevin Kjoller
VP, Product Development, Anasys Instruments
Mr. Kjoller graduated from UCSB with a BS degree in Physics; while there he studied Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and its applications. After graduation in 1987, he joined Digital Instruments, later Veeco Instruments, and held a variety of positions including Director of Applications and Director of Engineering. In these positions, he was responsible for the development of a number of SPM techniques and products including new controllers and microscopes. In 2005, he co-founded a new instrument company, Anasys Instruments, focused on adding new capabilities to Scanning Probe Microscopes and has been responsible for the development of the NanoTA2, SThM and VESTA products

John Rose
President, Rose Consulting
Mr. Rose has worked in thermal analysis for 30 years. After graduating with a BA in Chemistry from San Jose State University he worked at SRI International where he started the thermal analysis laboratory in the polymer group. For the last 25 years he has provided materials consulting and thermal analysis at Rose Consulting, the company he founded. Having served nearly 600 clients over a diverse range of industries, he has characterized the full spectrum of polymeric materials. Most recently he has utilized nano-TA in characterization of adhesives and thermoplastics in MEM electronics.



Tuesday, February 15


Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park Mountain View, CA  94043
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6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture





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