Gemini

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Short Description
  • The new Gemini system from KLA is the world's first commercial, isometric multi-dimensional instrument for studying the dynamics of tribology and mechanical testing at the nano-scale. The device can measure the interaction of two objects that are sliding across each other - not merely making contact.

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Product Overview
  • The resolution, force range and dynamic performance made possible by Gemini's isometric axes means both normal and lateral axes deliver the renowned exactness expected from KLA. Products tested by this device include any film product, decorative or wear resistant, multiphase materials, coatings and paint.

    Accurate Multi-Dimensional Measurement

    The first tool supplying isometric force displacement measurement for the study of hardness, tribology, wear, and adhesion.

    Control Lateral Forces & Precise Properties Measurement

    Measure forces and displacements in both quasi-static and dynamic modes, with sub-nanometer and nano-Newton resolutions.

    A sample stage of sub-nanometer resolution complements the actuators to produce highly precise targeting.

    Superior Specifications

    • Single Asperity Characterization
    • Stick Slip-Sliding
    • Ultra-Thin Film
    • Lubrication
    • Damping
    • Anisotropy
    • Poisson's Ratio
    • Modulus
    • Scratch Resistance
    • Topography
    • Nanofretting
    • MEMS Testing
    • Adhesion

    Tribology+

    • Multi-dimensional dynamic performance: 120 Hz resonant frequency
    • Tension or compression: no transition
    • Fast time constant: 20 us with sub-nanometer noise
    • Electromagnetic activation: low drift and dynamic accuracy
    • High load frame stiffness: 10^6 N/m

    Accuracy

    Gemini provides unmatched freedom to explore contact mechanics in multiple dimensions, and because it's from KLA, the confidence of a correct answer, every time.

    Precision

    Unmatched resolution, force range, and dynamic performance made possible by Gemini's isometric axes means both normal and lateral axes deliver the renowned precision expected from KLA.

    Control

    Hardness, wear and adhesion questions are efficiently solved with the multi-axis capability of a Gemini system, the indispensable tool for accurately investigating tribology questions at a resolution never before possible.

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