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MaterialS: picometre structure - nanotechnology - millimetre application

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Nanoscience for nano and macro technology.

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PicaMS is a Brisbane-based company which provides a range of scientific problem solving services based on techniques derived from physical sciences and materials nano-characterisation.

Our Mission:  To enable development of better materials and better products for the manufacturing, engineering and resource industries through nanocharacterisation and physical modelling
Examples of major recent projects are:
  • Analysis of spontaneous fracture of flat glass and remediation of glass facades with nickel sulphide contaminants
  • Applications of superconductivity
  • Micro and nano characterisation of materials using scanning and transmission electron microscopy

PicaMS  is a scientific consultant company which provides a service for characterisation of physical materials using electron beam techniques and provides a service in physics-based problem solving. 
  • Electron beam techniques, such as scanning and transmission electron microscopy, provide a highly versatile toolset for characterisation of materials structure in a sizes ranging from 100 picometres (0.1 billionth of a metre = atomic resolution) up to 1 millimetre. 
  • For diagnosis of causes of product failure and for quality assurance electron-beam characterisation methods often prove to be most effective.
  • For process and product development a combination of electron beam characterisation, theoretical workup and physics-based problem solving is used.
About the logo:  The logo is based on the c80 carbon molecule,  which is the big sister of the better known c60 molecule.  C80 has the same icosahedral molecular symmetry as c60, but has low bonding symmetry and therefore is much less abundant than its little sister.

Updated: 29 June 2011