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Micromap 512 interference microscope

The roughness properties and micro geometry of surfaces are of importance for many tribological phenomena. The Micromap is an interference microscope that enables the measurement of local height-data of a range of surfaces. The Micromap has been used to measure a large number of surface types, products and applications.

Keywords: Micromap, Interference Microscope, Surface Micro-Geometry, Roughness

Measurements / Setups:

  • Roughness measurements on computer hard drives.
  • Analysis of scratches in deep drawing products.
  • Measurement of very small wear volumes.
  • Measurement of changes in the micro geometry of a surface as a result of an applied normal load.


  • Height Resolution: approx. 1 nm.
  • Size of a surface measurement: min. 110x85 μm, max. 4.42x3.45 mm depending on magnification & resolution.
  • Number of measurement points: 304x228 or 640x478.

Equipment: Mircomap

Location: De Horstring N100

Research group: Surface Technology and Tribology