Application of a Digital Scanning Laser Microscope to 3-D Analysis of Contact Surface Damages

Makoto HASEGAWA  Jiro MAKIMOTO  Koichiro SAWA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.6   pp.932-938
Publication Date: 2003/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Recent Development of Electro-Mechanical Devices (IS-EMD 2002))
Category: Discharges & Related Phenomena
Keyword: 
electrical contacts,  erosion,  material transfer,  scanning laser microscope,  

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Summary: 
The authors have been interested in a Scanning Laser Microscope (SLM) and applied it to studies of contact phenomena. In particular, a digital SLM is being currently used, and confirmed to be a successful tool for investigating the contact phenomena. In this paper, the theory and mechanism of a digital SLM are briefly explained, and some actual data obtained with the digital SLM are presented for demonstrating its usefulness for studies of contact phenomena.