Materials


Bowling Green State University
Case Western University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Plum Brook Station
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Dayton
Youngstown State University


Bowling Green State University


Technologies offered:

  • Improved adhesion of solid state materials like CdS thin films to flexible plastics
  • Detection of the shape and structure of cell features by reflected light microscopy
  • Remote curing of polymer coatings by gaseous initiating agent

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Case Western University


Mechanics of Materials Experimental Facility

  • Single-stage gas-gun along with tension/compression split Hopkinson bar and torsional Kolsky bar apparatus for carrying out fundamental studies in dynamic deformation and failure of advanced material systems.
  • Hewlett Packard and Tektronix high speed, wide bandwidth digitizing oscilloscopes with strain-gage conditioners and amplifiers are available for data recording and processing.
  • State-of-the-art laser interferometry equipment for making spatial and temporal measurements of deformation
  • High speed Hg-Cd-Te detector arrays are available for time resolved multi-point non-contact temperature measurements.
  • Schenck Pegasus digital servo-controlled hydraulic testing system with a 20Kip Universal testing load frame equipped with hydraulic grips and instrumentation for quasi-static mechanical testing under load or displacement control.
  • Moiré microscope for large-scale inelastic deformation studies on micron size scales.
  • CCD camera with hardware/software for image-acquisition, processing and analyzing of full field experimental data from optical interferometers such as moiré microscope, photo-elasticity, and other laser based spatial interferometers

Rotating Machinery Dynamics and Tribology Laboratory

  • A double-spool-shaft rotor dynamics test rig provides independent control over spin speed and frequency of an adjustable magnitude circular rotor vibration orbit for bearing and seal rotor-dynamic characterizations
    • Real time control of rotor-mass unbalance at two locations on the rotor while it is spinning up to 10,000 rpm, simultaneous with rotor rubbing and shaft crack propagation
    • Self-excited instability rotor vibrations

NanoEngineering Laboratory

  • Houses various pieces of equipment for thermal and electrical characterization of polymer-based nanocomposites, nanofluids and individual nanostructures

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Kent State University



Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments

  • NMR Spectroscopy:
    • Varian Inova 500
    • Bruker DMX 400 with solid state capabilities
    • Bruker AMX 300
  • Mass Spectroscopy:
    • Bruker Esquire ESI/MS/HPLC
    • ThermoFinnigan GC/MS (EI/CI)
    • Voyager DE MALDI-TOF spectrometer
  • Thermal Analysis:
    • TGA, TMA, DSC
  • Titration Calorimetry
  • X-Ray
    • Siemens D5000 Powder Diffractometer
    • Bruker AXS platform single crystal X-ray diffractometer
      • Upgraded with an APEX II CCD detector
      • Graphite monochromatized Mo K a radiation (1 = 0.7107 A)
      • Equipped with an Oxford 700 Series Cryostream low temperature device (operates at 100 K)
      • Lattice determination, data collection, structure refinement, scaling, and data reduction are carried out using Apex2 v1.0-27
  • Machine Shop
    • Cutting, drilling, milling, and lathing services
  • Advanced Recombinant DNA Laboratory
    • Centrifuges (Beckman L8-55M, Sorval RC-5B, and a Beckman Airfuge)
    • Perkin Elmer GeneAmp 9600 PCR system
    • UV Stratalinker 2400
    • DNA sequencing system
  • Proteomics Core Facility
    • Cary 300 Series II Spectrophotometer
      • Pre-monochromator – Extends the working range of the Cary 300 past 5 absorbance units by lowering the stray light.
      • Sealed optics – prevents exposure to corrosive environments.
      • Variable slits – allow optimum control over data resolution. The spectral bandwidth can be set to 0.2 nm.
      • Phase locked wavelength drive – prevents peak shifts and peak suppression at high scan speeds.
      • Double choppers – ensure that the sample and reference beam strike the detector at the same point.
      • The large sample compartment – gives you more flexibility in sample size.
      • Centralized accessory control – all accessories are centrally controlled by the Accessory Controller.
    • Cary 300 Accessories
      • The SPS-5 together with the Routine Sampler Accessory perform high throughput liquid handling. Routine sample analysis is automated, reducing error and analysis time
      • Minimum sample volume 320μL
      • Flow cell volume 80μL
      • Wavelength range – 190-900nm
      • Temperature range – 5-~100ºC
      • Peltier Temperature Control Accessory unit with provisions for six samples and six reference cuvettes
      • Staggered cell positions
      • Peltier heating/cooling
      • Built-in temperature probe for monitoring cell block temperatures
      • Electromagnetic stirring
      • Cell lifter
    • Ciphergen Protein Biology System IIc SELDI TOF MS
    • Beckman Coulter ProteomeLab PF2D
      • High loading capacity without band distortion
      • Improved detection of low-abundance species
      • Membrane or hydrophobic proteins detection
      • Enhanced reproducibility
      • Contamination-free liquid flow path
      • Automation
    • Beckman Coulter Biomek 2000 Laboratory Automation Workstation
      • Controlled by a PC using the Windows XP-based BioWorks™ Operating System
    • Labconoco CentriVap Concentrator/Cold Trap
    • Eppendorf 5415D Centrifuge
    • Thermolyne DRI-BATH
    • ZOOM IPG Runner System and various gel electrophoresis equipment

Liquid Crystal Institute/Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program

  • Liquid Crystal Device Prototype Facility
    • Glass cleaning: ultrasonic, UV/ozone, plasma
    • Photolithography / patterning: pattern generation in positive resist (S1800 series) to 3 microns or less; etching processes for ITO, chrome, aluminum, SiO2, nickel, gold, and others; laser repair
    • Wet coatings: spincoating, roller coating (not standard)
    • Vacuum deposition: RF and DC sputter coating of SiO2, nickel, and other
    • films; e-beam evaporation; ion-assisted e-beam evaporation; thermal evaporation
    • Alignment layers: various polyimide materials; SiOx oblique evaporation
    • Cell assembly: XY dispenser for gasket seal; wet or dry spacer application; post spacers
    • Glass scribing: manual and programmable glass scribers, for single or laminated substrates, with camera alignment
    • Cell filling: vacuum filling, end sealing
    • Characterization: Spectroscopic ellipsometry for thin film characterization; SEM; profilometry
    • Environmental testing: temp and humidity chamber, programmable
  • Organic Synthesis Facility
    • Provides researchers with liquid crystalline materials that are not commercially available
    • Purify impure single liquid crystals
    • Formulate mixtures when an exact composition is provided
    • Expertise in deuterated materials, esters, cyanobiphenyls, ferroelectrics, diacetylenes, lipid salts, etc
  • Characterization Facility
    • Determine material properties of bulk liquid crystals, properties of the liquid crystal/substrate interface, and properties of the substrate
    • Measurements that can be obtained by this facility
      • Bulk Material Properties
        • Dielectric Properties
        • Frank Elastic Constants
        • Indices of Refraction
        • Diamagnetic Anisotropy
      • Liquid Crystal/Substrate Properties
        • Pretilt Angle
        • Polar Anchoring Coefficient
      • Substrate Properties
        • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
        • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Facility
    • Available techniques:
      • Traditional TEM, high resolution TEM (HRTEM), scanning TEM (STEM), cryo-TEM, electron diffraction techniques, energy-filtered TEM (EFTEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
    • Instruments:
      • 200 kV microscope (Tecnai G2 F20), manufactured by FEI, provides superb performance of a 0.24 nm point-to-point resolution and a 0.15 nm information limit for TEM mode and a 0.2 nm spot size for STEM mode
      • Microscope features:
        • Advanced digitally controlled operating system
        • Schottky field emission gun
        • Integrated scanning TEM (STEM) system
        • Integrated low-dose mode
      • Attachments and accessories:
        • Twin-blade anti-contaminator
        • 4k*4k UltraScan CCD camera
        • FEI Vitrobot
        • Cryo holder
        • Integrated Gatan Tridiem imaging filter
        • EDAX SUTW (super ultra-thin window) x-ray spectrometer

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Miami University


Engineering Materials (EM) Laboratory

  • MTS Test Frame with Pixelink
  • Hardness Tester, Rockwell
  • Instron Test Frame
  • Microscope, Nikon / CCD Camera
  • 2 Belt Surfacers and Polishers (Polishing Equipment)
  • Torsion Tester

Manufacturing Processes (MP) Laboratory

  • 2 DAQ Stations with DAS Wizard
  • Drill Press with Torchmate Software
  • CNC Plasma Cutter
  • Injection Molding Machine and Tooling
  • 2 Lathe, Engine
  • 2 Bridgeport Milling Machines
  • EDM
  • 3 High Temperature Ovens
  • Welding Cell
  • 2 Bandsaws

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Ohio University


Thermal Testing Equipment

  • Holomatrix laser flash
  • Anter Flashline 3000 (with Cryogenic Temperature Capability)
  • Perkin Elmer TMA
  • Perkin Elmer DSC
  • Harrop Dilatometer (to Measure CTE)
  • Mettler-Toledo DSC (Cryogenic to 750C)
  • Mathis Instruments Hot Disk
  • ASTM Standard Hot Plate

Mechanical Testing Equipment

  • Fatigue testing equipment
  • Quantitative Image Analyzer System
  • 50,000 lb. MTS computer-controlled testing machine for material characterization
  • Tinius-Olsen tensile testing machine
  • 5 KW Ameritherm induction heater
  • 25-ton hydraulic extrusion press and associated equipment
  • Bridgeport three-axis CNC milling machine
  • Mazak CNC turning center
  • EASCO EDM
  • 10-ton radial ring rolling machine

Polymer Processing Equipment

  • Twin screw polymer extrusion unit (Leistritz)
  • CSI LE-750 Laboratory Extruder
  • CSI Mini-Max Molding Machine
  • Injection molding machine

Materials Engineering Equipment

  • Metallography Laboratory
  • Particle Analysis Laboratory
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Scanning tunneling electron microscope
  • CVD reactors, and Physical Vapor Deposition system
  • Non-ferrous casting equipment

CAD/CAM Modeling Software and Associated Equipment

  • Intergraph CAD/CAM system and associated commercial software including FLUENT, ALGOR, DEFORM, MSC (MARC, NASTRAN, DYTRAN, Superforge, Superform, Patran), LSDYNA, DEFORM, SolidEdge, and AutoCad
  • Manufacturing equipment such as CNC lathe and mill interfaced to CAD/CAM software

The Hydrogen Sulfide Multiphase Testing Facility

  • The hydrogen sulfide system is a large scale flow loop currently testing partial pressures of hydrogen sulfide below 150mbar. The hydrogen sulfide system was commissioned to determine the influence of various concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas on corrosion rate in a controlled multiphase environment
  • Key Features:
    • Liquid Flow Rates: 0.5 m/s to 2.5 m/s
    • Gas Flow Rates: 2.0 m/s to 10 m/s
    • Temperature Range: 40°C to 90°C
    • Pressure Range: 1 bar to 70 bar
    • Liquid Mixtures: Various mixtures of deionized water, synthetic sea water, 2 cP to 10 cP oil, and crude oil
    • Gas Mixtures: Various mixtures of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulphide
    • Instrumentation: Superficial liquid and gas velocities, flow regime determination, corrosion rate, pH, and temperature

Inclinable, Multi-Phase Flow Rig

  • Key Features:
    • Liquid Flow Rates: 0.1 m/s to 5 m/s
    • Gas Flow Rates: Up to 20 m/s
    • Temperature Range: 25°C to 120°C
    • Pressure Range: Up to 1000 psi
    • Liquid Mixtures: Various mixtures of deionized water, synthetic sea water, .5 cP to 1000 cP oil, and crude oil
    • Gas Mixtures: Use of Nitrogen or Carbon Dioxide
    • Instrumentation: Superficial liquid and gas velocities, flow regime determination, corrosion rate, pressure drop, ultrasound, pH and temperature

Wet Gas Corrosion Flow Loop 1

  • Designed to study the effect of operating parameters on the corrosion of carbon steel under dewing condition during the transportation of wet gas
  • Key Features:
    • Gas Velocity: 1 m/s to 20 m/s
    • Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide: 1 to 8 bars
    • Temperature Range: 40°C to 90°C
    • Condensation Rate: 0.02 to 3 ml/m2/s

Wet Gas Corrosion Flow Loop 2

  • Designed to study the effect of operating parameters on the corrosion of carbon steel under dewing condition during the transportation of wet gas
  • Key Features:
    • Gas Velocity: 1 m/s to 12 m/s
    • Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide: 1 to 7 bars
    • Temperature Range: 40°C to 80°C
    • Condensation Rate: 0.02 to 3 ml/m2/s
    • Gas Mixtures: Various mixtures of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide

Transparent Multiphase Corrosion Flow Loops

  • Erosion Corrosion in Multiphase Flow
  • River Crossing and Hilly Terrain
  • Inclinable Systems

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Plum Brook Station

Cryogenic Components Laboratory (CCL)

  • Facility for research, development and qualification of cryogenic materials, components and systems
  • CCL specializes in cryogenic research utilizing liquid hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen

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The Ohio State University


Nanotech West Laboratory

  • Electron beam lithography [Vistec® EBPG-5000]
  • Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition [Aixtron/Swan® 3˝x 2˝]
  • Atomic layer deposition [Picosun® SunALE R-150B]
  • Field-emission scanning electron microscopy [Carl Zeiss® Ultra 55 Plus]
  • ICP-RIE, inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching [Plasma-Therm® SLR 770] and several other plasma etch tools
  • Wafer bonding and micro– and nanoimprint lithography [EVG 520HE]
  • I-V, C-V, L-I-V, microfluidic, and solar device testing
  • Atomic force microscopy [Veeco® 3100, NanoInk®, Asylum® BioAFM]
  • Full Biohybrid Lab
  • Full-flow 100mm process capability including photolithography, wet/dry etching, deposition, oxidation, metrology

ENCOMM NanoSystems Laboratory (ENSL)

  • Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM) – FEI Helios Nanolab 600 Dual Beam sophisticated platform for sample preparation, imaging and analysis. High-performance ion column, Platinum deposition, X-ray EDS microanalysis and custom e-beam lithography.
  • SQUID Magnetometer – Quantum Design MPMS system for magnetic sample characterization. A very sensitive tool for measuring DC sample magnetic moment.
  • Atomic Force/Magnetic Force Microscope (AFM/MFM) – Veeco Instruments Dimension 3000 Scanning Probe Microscope with Nanoscope IIIa controller.
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Trough (LBT) – NIMA Technology model 612D trough used for studying properties of monolayers of amphiphilic molecules and for depositing molecular monolayers on various substrates.
  • X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) – Bruker D8 Discover high-resolution triple-axis X-ray diffractometer with high performance optics for optimum resolution.
  • Low-Temperature Magnetotransport Measurement System (LTMT) – Can be used to measure electrical properties of materials and devices at low temperatures and in magnetic field
  • New instrument acquisitions to be available soon to users include a chemical vapor deposition system, thin film deposition system, and physical properties measurement system.

Center for Chemical and Biophysical Dynamics (CCBD)

  • Femtosecond Laser Sources – The femtosecond systems consist of ca. 35 fs 800 nm Ti:Sapphire seed lasers and high energy regenerative amplifiers. The regenerative amplifiers pump optical parametric amplifiers to generate femtosecond pulses at a variety of wavelengths (from ~240 nm to ~12 microns) using nonlinear frequency conversion.
  • Detection Systems – The detection systems include single-wavelength and array detectors. The experiment and data acquisition is computer-controlled by LabView-based software.
  • Picosecond Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements – For picosecond fluorescence lifetime measurements, a cw mode-locked Nd:YLF laser, capable of producing ~3 W of second harmonic (527 nm) and ~1 W of third harmonic radiation (352 nm), along with a cavity dumped, synchronously pumped dye laser is used as a source for a time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) measurements with a time resolution of ca. 40 ps.
  • Nanosecond Time-Resolved Dispersive Infrared Spectrometer – The CCBD is also equipped with a nanosecond time-resolved dispersive infrared spectrometer with a 50 ns-response MCT detector. The excitation is provided by a nanosecond Nd:YAG laser source tunable from ~410 to 690 nm and from ~210 to 340 nm.

Ceramic Processing Facilities

  • Particle size reduction mills
  • Attrition mill
  • Re-circulating sonicator
  • Hg-Porosimeter
  • Glove box for processing water-sensitive materials
  • Thermoanalytical tools
  • Furnaces (air-fired, vacuum and controlled-atmosphere) are available for calcining and sintering studies
  • Precision dilatometer to measure compact shrinkage
  • Vacuum hot press
    • Capable of temperatures in excess of 2000°C
    • Loads up to 15,000 pounds
  • Hot isostatic press
    • Capable of temperatures up to 1200°C
    • Pressures up to 30,000 psi
  • Cold isostatic press
    • For dry pressing
    • Capable of pressures up to 30,000 psi
  • Instrumented laboratory scale extruder
  • Laboratory scale tape caster
  • Electrochemical deposition of nanomaterials
  • Electrospinning capabilities
  • Controlled atmosphere reaction chambers for fabricating 1D oxide nano-structures
  • High-temperature, low-pressure CVD chambers
  • Colloidal processing
  • A range of high-temperature furnaces with controlled atmosphere capabilities
  • A sputtering facility with both dc and rf capabilities for thin-films of metals and ceramics
  • A PLD system for oxide thin-films
  • Brittle failure in layered systems
  • High-temperature TGA and DSC facilities

Chemical Sensor Materials Characterization Laboratory

  • Infrared Thermographic Screening
  • AC Impedance Measurements
  • Descartes
    • Ohio State’s Device Sensitivity, Chemistry and Response Time Experimental System (Descartes) was designed to measure a material’s sensitivity and selectivity as well as its dynamic response to changes in gas composition. High-gas velocity and a small sample chamber, coupled with a computer-controlled gas manifold, give the Descartes system a dynamic gas switching time constant of approximately 0.65 seconds, which is faster than the 1 Hz data acquisition rate.
  • DeSade
    • Ohio State’s Device Stability and Durability Experiment (DeSade) measures material’s long-term response stability and durability, a derivative of the Descartes system
    • Sensor materials can be subjected to both dynamic synthetic exhaust gas cycling and to thermal cycling by computer-controlled chip heating. A typical DeSade run will be between 500 and 1,500 hours.

Corrosion Research Facilities

  • Computer-controlled stations for electrochemical measurements
  • Two scanning probe microscopes
  • A Scanning Kelvin Probe
  • An electrochemical microcell
  • Slow strain rate frames for testing stress corrosion cracking susceptibility
  • A salt spray chamber and ultraviolet exposure chamber
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • A multichannel microelectrode analyzer
  • Facilities for fabricating bulk and thin film samples
  • Interferometric optical profilometer

Electrical and Electrochemical Measurement Facility

  • Thick film fabrication by screen printing, ink jet printing and spin coating
  • A wide range of electrical (dc and ac) measurement equipment, including a probe station
  • A set-up suitable for photo-catalytic studies
  • A complete sensor measurement and testing facility with capability for controlled gas flow and mixing systems
  • Computer-controlled data acquisition and analyses with specially written software
  • A ferroelectric test system

Electron Optics and X-Ray Characterization Facility

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
    • Titan 3
    • Tecnai F20
    • CM200T
    • CM12T
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Sirion
    • XL30F ESEM
    • Quanta 200
  • Dual Beam – Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Helios 600
    • Nova 600
  • X-Ray Diffraction
    • Bruker D8
    • Scintag PAD-V
    • Scintag XDS2000
    • Philips XRG3000

Inorganic Materials Science Experimental Facilities

  • More than 2,700 square feet of lab space for taking high-precision measurements
  • Swagelok stainless steel network for high purity gases that is required for synthesis, characterization and operational tests
  • Cat-6 wired Ethernet, >1 Gbs data exchange between various set-ups that allows for “hardware in the loop” studies for system integration purposes
  • Monitored inorganic membrane reactors and SOFC.
  • High-definition colloidal processing of inorganic materials
  • High-definition thermal processing of inorganic materials
  • Membrane, particle and porosity characterization

Mechanical Testing and Forming Facilities

  • All listed test frames are servo-hydraulic type:
    • MTS 810 test frame, 100KN load capacity, 150mm actuator stroke, new (as of October 2005) MTS FlexTest Controller with latest generation of MTS control software for tensile, compression, fatique, and crack growth testing. Controller is equipped with two strain channel signal conditioners for use with a biaxial extensometer. Four different gage length mechanical extensometers, plus a non-contacting laser extensometer are also available on this machine. The crack growth software/hardware supports DC potential drop and mechanical clip gage measurement techniques. MTS 100KN hydraulic grips are installed with five available wedge assemblies that allow mounting of flat specimens (sheet metal) up to 0.75mm thickness, 50mm width and round specimens from 5mm to 30mm in diameter.
    • Instron 1322 test frame, 250 KN capacity, 250mm stroke, new (as of 10/05) MTS FlexTest Controller installed with latest generation of MTS control software for tensile, compression, fatique, and crack growth testing. Single strain channel signal conditioner, will support same extensometers as listed above with the exception of the biaxial. Two furnaces installed for elevated temperature testing in air(1200C max).
    • MTS 810 test frame, 100KN load capacity, 150mm stroke, new (as of 10/05) MTS FlexTest controller with the above mentioned software packages installed. Frame is equipped with an all metal vacuum/argon atmosphere furnace made by Oxy-Gon. Hot zone measures 60mm in diameter by 75mm length, temperature up to 1950C. This machine is used for elevated temperature tensile, compression, and fatique tests.
    • MTS 804 test frame, 500KN capacity, 150mm actuator stroke, new (as of 10/05) MTS FlexTest controller installed. Software same as above, one strain channel available. This machine is used for mechanical testing requiring high force levels.
    • MTS 831 test frame, 25KN load capacity, 100mm actuator stroke, new (as of 10/05) MTS FlexTest controller installed. This machine is used for high cycle fatique testing. Special servo valves allow precise control of load or stroke up to a frequency of 200hz. An air furnace capable of 1400C is installed on this frame for elevated temperature tests.
    • Mechanical Behavior Lab equipment also includes: Two Interlaken forming simulators with Interlaken software controls, these presses have clamp capacities of 300 Kip, punch force of 200 Kip. One machine is currently used for magnetic pulse forming tests, the other for standard die forming tests. An Interlaken 60 Kip press is used for lubricant and 3/4 formability testing, and an Interlaken hydraulic draw/bend test machine for sheet metal studies.
  • Thermal cycling testing
  • 227,000 kg hydraulic forming simulator, with complete computer control
  • 50,000 Joule electro-hydraulic capacitive discharge high-rate tester
  • 68,000 kg prototype sheet formability test system
  • 55,000 kg double-action press and forming machine

Microstructural Characterization Facilities

  • Fully-equipped laboratory for cutting, grinding and polishing materials for microstructural characterization, including both manual and semi-automatic machines
  • Optical microscopes
  • Nikon epiphot and Nikon optiphot microscopes fitted with fully automatic exposure systems and interfaced with a TV monitor, VCR and color projector
  • Computer-based quantitative image analysis
  • Instruments for taking normal, superficial and microhardness measurements

Sensors and Measurements Facilities

  • Thick-film and thin-film fabrication devices
  • Electronic nose along with artificial intelligence and neural-net software
  • A wide range of electrical measuring equipment
  • A complete sensor measurement and testing facility with the capability for controlled gas flow and mixing systems
  • Computer-controlled data acquisition and analyses
  • Electrical and Electrochemical Measurement Facility in CISM
    • Thick film fabrication by screen printing and spin coating
    • Electrical (dc and ac) measurement equipment
    • Set-up suitable for photo-catalytic studies
    • Sensor measurement and testing set-ups with the capability for controlled gas flow and mixing systems
    • Computer-controlled data acquisition and analyses with specially written software
    • GC-MS for the analysis of gas-solid reaction
  • Particle Size, Pore Size and Sorption Analysis Facility in CISM
    • Brookhaven 90 Plus with a high sensitivity APD detector and zeta potential option (particle size)
    • Autopore IV 9500, Micromeretics (Pore Size)
    • ASAP 2020, Micromeretics (Sorption Analysis for Surface Area)
  • Thin-Film and Metallization Facility
    • Multi-cathode dc/rf magnetron sputtering unit for thin-film research
    • Benchtop sputtering unit for electrode preparation
    • Surface profilometer for roughness and morphology
    • Benchtop tape casting unit for planar sensors, electrodes and substrates
    • Neocera Pioneer 180 pulsed laser deposition system with six targets, a turbo pump capable of achieving < 10-8 torr, and the capability of substrate heating of up to 850°C

Chemical Sensors Design and Testing Laboratory

  • Sensor Testing Facility
    • Sierra Smart Track2 Mass Flow Controllers with Command Module
    • National Instruments Data Acquisition Systems with 32 Channel Multiplex Capabilities
    • Lindberg/Blue Mini-Mite Tube Furnaces with Computer Control Capabilities
    • Solartron Impedance Analyzer with High Dielectric Test Cell
    • Precision Ferroelectric Testing Facility with Thermal Chuck
    • Fast Response Oxygen Sensor
    • Humidity Detector
  • Sensor Fabrication Equipment
    • High Energy Ball Mill
    • 1700°C Box Furnace
    • 1500°C Tube Furnace
    • 1500°C Box Furnace
    • Mass Balance with Density Measurement
    • Press Dies
    • Table-top screen-printer
  • DC/RF Magnetron Sputter Deposition System for Thin-Film
    • Pressure Sensor
    • Computer Upgrade
    • Heated Stage
    • Water Chiller
    • Cold Water Manifold
    • Cathodes and Targets

Solidification and Metal Casting Laboratories

  • The Metal Casting Laboratory
    • Five-ton crane system
    • 60kW Inductotherm electric induction generator with a lift-swing 40lb aluminum furnace as well as a 25kW electric induction furnace with a vacuum/inert-gas melting chamber
    • Cooling curve analysis system
    • Electronite oxygen probe for ferrous alloys are also available
    • Muller for green sand
  • The Solidification Laboratory
    • Free flight melt spinning system for the continuous casting of wire
    • Transparent organic metal analog directional solidification system for in-situ observation of solidification
    • Mellon zone melting furnace
    • SR2 Prometal rapid casting system (rapid prototyping machine for making molds)
    • Casting simulation software
      • Magmasoft mold filling / solidification software
      • Ironcad solid modeling software

Superconducting Materials Characterization Facilities

  • Magnetization Measurement
    • Low Field VSM-I, a LDJ Model 9300 instrument with a 1 T iron-core electromagnet
    • Low Field VSM-II consisting of a PAR EG&G Model 4500 VSM associated with Janis Varitemp dewars (both liquid helium and liquid nitrogen) and an iron-core electromagnet energized to ? 1.7 T by a Tidewater ? 65A power supply
    • High Field VSM consisting of a PAR EG&G Model 4500 VSM associated with an Oxford cryostat that houses a 6.4 cm (cold bore) 9 T superconducting solenoid
  • Transport Measurement in Magnetic Fields
    • High-Current High-Field Jc Measurement is conducted with currents of up to 1,700 A provided by a stack of three HP6681A (0-8V, 0-580A) power supplies in the field of an Oxford hybrid NbTi/Nb3Sn solenoid excited by an Oxford Model PS120-10 magnet power supply. The maximum field available is 15 T at 4.2 K and 17 T at 2.2 K. A high-current probe is being used with a soldered ITER barrel mounting procedure and monitored contact resistances.
    • Temperature Dependent Jc is measured at currents of up to 220 A in an exchange-gas can that is inserted into the bore of the above Oxford solenoid.
    • Resistive Critical Field (Hirr and Hc2) measurements are made at currents of about 10 mA in a dedicated exchange-gas can that also can be positioned in the bore of the Oxford solenoid.
    • Ancillary Equipment
      • Amplifiers
      • Multimeters
      • Gaussmeters
      • Metallographic microscope
      • Computers and work stations.
  • Transport Measurements of the Self-Field Critical Current of Large Devices
    • Large open-mouth dewar from Cryofab Inc
      • Inside diameter of 25 inches (635 mm) and a working height (below an 18-inch, 460mm thick plug) of 35 inches (890 mm)
      • Monitored with a Hall probe.
  • AC Loss Measurement
    • Self-Field (Transport-Current) Loss due to AC currents of up to 150 A (peak) at frequencies of up to 500 Hz is measured at 77 K (liquid nitrogen). A lock-up amplifier measures the voltage of the sample in-phase with transport current.
    • External-Field AC Loss is measured in the applied fields of copper wound solenoids and race-track coils of various sizes. A system of pick-up coils connected to a digital oscilloscope records the samples’ M-H loops whose areas provide a measurement of the loss per cycle.
  • Additional Cryogenic Test Equipment
    • Physical Property Measurement System. A Quantum Design PPMS allows measurements from 4 K to room temperature in fields up to 15 T of: (a) magnetization using vibrating sample magnetometry, (b) heat capacity (c) AC and DC susceptibility (d) AC transport, and (e) thermal conductivity.
    • Large Coil Test Stand. This consists of an insulated vacuum vessel 48 inches (1200 mm) in diameter and 25 inches (630 mm) high from Cryomagnetics cooled by two Gifford-McMahon cryocoolers, each capable of extracting 5 W at 10 K (1.5 W, 4 K). The system accomplishes the rapid cooling of large objects into the He-temperature range.
    • Room Temperature Bore Cryocooled Magnet. This cryocooled magnet with a field of 9 T in a 60 mm diameter room temperature bore is capable of accepting a furnace for magnetic field processing or a varitemp (presently on hand) for property measurement as function of field and temperature.

Thermal Analysis Facilities

  • Differential scanning calorimeters
  • Thermogravimetric analyzer capable of temperatures reaching 1350°C
  • Dilatometer capable of reaching 1200°C

Thin Film Preparation and Characterization Facilities

  • A multi-cathode dc/rf magnetron sputtering unit (Discovery 18 by Denton Vacuum)
  • A benchtop sputtering unit for electrode preparation
  • A surface profilometer for roughness and morphology
  • A benchtop tape casting unit for planar sensors, electrodes and substrates

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University of Akron


Advanced Aerospace Seals Research

Collaboration with NASA through the Space Act Agreement provides access to NASA facilities. Currently at NASA GRC, the Advanced Seal Research Team operates the following laboratory equipment.

  • Universal materials testing machines equipped with environmental chambers, 30k lbf load capacity and -150°C to 600°C temperature control
  • Universal materials testing machine, 100k lbf load capacity with 60 in. x 60 in. T-slot platens
  • Stand alone environmental chambers for testing from -73°C to +200°C
  • Laser inspection systems for dimensional analysis
  • - Custom designed compression/adhesion test fixtures for small material samples (<50 lbf)
  • Custom designed leak test fixtures for evaluating leak rates of seals
  • Helium leak detectors

Rubber Compounding and Testing

  • 2 Roll Rubber Mills
  • Midget Banbury – 225 grams (1/2 #)
  • Mooney viscosity: Alpha Technologies MV 2000
  • Cure rheometry: Alpha Technologies MDR 2000
  • Advanced Polymer Analyzer Model 2000
  • Brabender Intelli-Torque Plasti-Corder
  • Wallace Rapid Plastimeter

Microscopy

  • Instrumentation
    • JEOL JSM5310 Scanning Electron Microscope
    • JEM 1200XII Transmission Electron Microcsope
    • FEI Tacnai Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
    • RMC Product’s-PowerTome PC-CRX Ultramictrome
    • Polarized Light Microscopes – Phase Contrast
    • Hirox Digital Microscope with 3D Tiling x6-x320
  • Atomic Force Microscopy Instrumentation
    • AFM-CP, AFM Explorer, AFM Autoprobe M5 under the direction of Dr. Mark Foster
    • Digital Instrument’s Nanoscope AFM under the direction of Dr. Stephen Cheng

Magnetic Resonance Center

  • 7 NMR systems ranging from 200 MHz to 750 MHz
  • X-band EPR

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center

  • Gemini-300
    • Varian Gemini-300 is available for fast routine variable temperature proton and carbon experiments, running VNMR 6.1B software on a Sun Ultra 10 computer with Solaris 2.6 operation system. Students who have been trained and authorized will be given an account to access the system.
  • Varian Mercury 300
    • Varian Mercury 300 is both liquid and solid instrument with ultra 10 workstation system. It has VT, indirect detect, Pulse Field Gradient, and two probes. The probes are:
    • 5 mm variable temperature, indirect detect and Pulse Field Gradient 1H/19F/13C/31P 4 nuclei probe
    • 5 mm variable temperature, broadnabd probe;
    • Solid-state broadband variable temperature CP/MAS probe;
  • CMX-200
    • Chemagnetics CMX-200 is a solid-only instrument. It has variable temperature, -150 to 250 *C, and spinning speed controller. The software is Spinsight II 3.0. The probes are 7 mm VT CPMAS mutilnuclei and 5 mm 1H CRAMP. It is usually configured with the CPMAS probe tuned to carbon. Tuning to other nuclei is possible, and is allowed for students who have been trained and authorized.
  • The following five instruments are available in the chemistry department:
    • Inova-750 solids and liquids NMR spectrometer
    • Inova-400 solution NMR spectrometer
    • Gemini-300 solution NMR spectrometer
    • Inova-200 solids NMR spectrometer
    • CMC-200 triple resonance solids NMR spectrometer

Microscale Psyochemical Engineering Center

  • Instruments include:
    • Coulter Counter
    • Gamma Ray Density Gauge
    • Streaming Current Detector
    • Advanced Microscope with image analysis software
    • Infrared Spectrophotometer
    • Permeability Test Apparatus
    • BET Apparatus
    • TOC analyzer

Polymerization Pilot Plant

  • 1 liter
  • 15 liter
  • 50 liter reactor
    • Polymerization at high temperatures under most chemical conditions
    • Temperature control from over 250 deg. C to -80 deg C.
    • Cationic, anionic, free radical, and condensation polymerizations
    • From vacuum to 150 PSI
    • Determination of physical, mechanical and chemical properties of polymers by all conventional and state of the art techniques
    • Evaluation of polymer processing such as injection molding, extrusion, and thermoforming.

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Sealants and Elastomeres Laboratory

  • Sealant mixers of various sizes
  • QUV(TM) Accelerated Weathering Tester
  • Weatherometer, ovens, programmable environmental temperature cabinet, and humidity chambers for artificial aging of materials
  • O-ring fluid exposure block heater
  • Balances, hardness testers, and friction and wear test machine
  • Video extensometer
  • Tensile test machines with 400 lb. and 1000 lb. load cells
  • MTS(TM) tensile test machines (1000 lbs.) with ovens for low/high temperature capability
  • Low temperature flexibility tester
  • Low temperature retraction tester (TR-10)
  • Stress relaxometers
  • Two Parker-Hannifin(TM) rod seal testers
  • Electrical property test equipment
  • Hand-held thickness gauges, calipers, specimen dies and specialized test fixtures for dimensional measurements, specimen preparation, and testing

Composite Processing and Testing

  • 5 ft. x 10 ft. autoclave
  • 4 ft. x 6 ft. autoclave
  • 2 ft. x 4 ft. autoclave
  • 2 ft. x 2 ft. press
  • Fabric prepregger
  • Fabric tackifier
  • VARTM equipment
  • Filament winder
  • Pultrusion equipment
  • 2 Lay-up rooms
  • LAP laser projection system for composite lay-up
  • Wet saws
  • Freezer storage

EMI Shielding

  • HP 8350B sweep oscillator with RF plug-in
  • HP 83582B microwave amplifier
  • HP 8757A scaler network analyzer
  • HP Agilient detectors
  • ETS Lindgren 3117 antennas
  • ETS Lindgren table top anechoic chamber
  • Custom programmed data acquisition and control software

Thermal and Environmental Conditioning

  • Forced Convection Ovens
    • Blue M model CW-9980F: max temp 1300°F (704°C), working volume (48” x 25” x 36”), programmable controller
    • Blue M model DC-366-F-MP350: max temp 600°F (316°C), working volume (36” x 36” x 48”), programmable controller
    • (2) Blue M model CW-6690-F-MP550: max temp 1300°F (704°C), working volume (18” x 17” x 20”), programmable controller
    • Blue M model POM-6680 F-5: max temp 1300°F (704°C), working volume (19” x 20 “ x 18”), programmable controller
    • Lab-Line Instruments Inc. model 3497M-3: max temp 392°F (200°C), working volume (13” x 17” x 18”), single set point controller
    • Cincinnati Sub-Zero model CSZ-5: max temp 500°F (260°C), working volume (20” x 20” x 23”), single set point controller
  • Table-top Free Convection Ovens
    • Despatch table top oven, (23.5” x 14” x 14”)
    • Blue M Stable-Therm OV-12A, (11” x 12” x 12”)
    • Blue M model OV-490A-2, (17.5” x 15” x 18”)
  • Vacuum Ovens
    • Electric Hotpack Co. 734: max temp 572°F (300°C), working volume (13” x 18” x 13”)
    • Haraeus RVI 360: max temp 428°F (220°C), working volume (10.5” x 18” x 12”)
  • Furnaces
    • Blue M model 9671F: max temp 2000°F (1093°C), working volume (23.5” x 36” x 15.5”)
    • Blue M model 9650F: max temp 2000°F (1093°C), working volume (9.5” x 19.5” x 9”)
    • Linberg box furnace model BF 51828C-1, max temp 2000°F (1100°C), working volume (12” x 12” x 18”), single set point controller
  • Thermal Cycling Chambers
    • Cincinnati Sub-Zero model Z-2-033-033-H/AC, Temp. Range -99°F to 375°F (-73 to 190°C), working volume (20” x 20.5” 12.5”), microprocessor controlled
    • Tenney model 8TC: Temp. range -99°F to 392°F (-73 to 200°C), working volume (20” x 18” x 22”), programmable controller
  • Thermal Shock Simulator
    • Bemco Inc. model FS2V-160/200C
    • Samples are lifted/lowered between two insulated temperature zones in 17 seconds via automated elevator to produce thermal shock
    • Temperature Range:
      • Zone A (upper): 122°F to 392°F (50 to 200°C)
      • Zone B (lower): -301°F to 50°F (-185 to 10°C)
    • Working volume: 19.5” x 16.5” x 23”
    • Weathering Exposure
      • (2) Q-Panel model QUV
      • UV bulbs available: UVA 340 (295-360 nm) and UVB 313 (<295 nm)
      • Temp. options: 50°C, 60°C, or 70°C
      • Humidity range: 0 – 100%
  • Humidity Cabinets
    • TPS model # CEO910-4 : Temp. range 32°F to 210°F (0°C to 99°C), humidity range 20 to 90% RH, working volume (27” x 25” x 28”)
    • Blue M model # AC-7702HB-1: Temp. range 95°F to 200°F (35-93°C), humidity range 40 to 99% RH, working volume (36” x 18” x 25”)
    • Blue M model # CFR-7552C-4 : Temp. range 37°F to 200°F (3°C to 93°C), humidity range 20 to 90% RH, working volume (20” x 20” x 13”), retrofitted with slots for 10 cyclic stress durability test cells

High Temperature Creep Testing Laboratory

  • 6 high-temperature creep frames with furnaces capable of operating at 1600 Celsius for extended periods
  • Linseis L75 Vertical Research Dilatometer System, which has the capability to precisely determine the thermal expansion behavior of a variety of materials

Corrosion Laboratory

  • Two Q-Panel Q-Fog chambers are available for cyclic corrosion tests and humidity exposure
  • Three Q-Panel Q-UV exposure test systems for UV-humidity exposure
  • Atlas Weatherometer

Carbon Testing

  • Thermal Properties Characterization Instrumentation
    • Thermal Diffusivity (Flash Diffusivity Technique)
    • Thermal Conductivity (Guarded Hot Plate Technique)
    • Thermal Conductivity of Fluids and Powders
    • Thermal Conductivity of Fluids under Shear
    • Transient Heat Transfer Temperature Profiler
    • Micro-Thermal Analyzer
    • Thermal Interface / Impedance Test
    • Pipe Flow Heat Transfer Fluid Characterization
    • Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA)
    • Dilatometer
  • Microstructural Property Characterization Instrumentation
    • MTS Bionix tensometer with fluid/gas environmental chamber
    • Optical microscope with up to 1000X magnification and digital camera
    • Rigaku X-ray diffraction (both WAXS and SAXS)
    • Portable micro tension stage (modular with microscope and XRD equipment)
    • Portable heat stage (modular with microscope and XRD equipment)
    • Micro Computed Tomography (CT) equipment
    • Micro Raman Spectroscopy
    • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Electrical Property Characterization Instrumentation
    • Rastering 4-point-probe surface resistivity profiler
    • 256-pin array surface resistivity apparatus
    • High current potentiostat & galvanostat
    • Electrochemical Analyzer/Workstation
  • MRF Batch Furnace (3000°C)
  • Harper pusher furnace (2500°C)
  • Limburg furnace (1000°C)

Metallography Laboratory

  • Metals and metal alloys, monolithic ceramics, ceramic matrix composites (CMC), polymer matrix composites (PMC), and permanent magnet materials are routinely studied in this facility to determine such things as aging and corrosion characteristics, optical properties, grain size and grain size distribution, hardness, and electrical conductivity (eddy current).

Ceramics Testing

  • Lithium-Air and Lithium-Water Cells
    • Used to develop highly conductive (10-2 s cm-1 at room temperature) water-stable, heterogeneous ceramic and polymer-ceramic membranes
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Paint Testing and Coatings Laboratory

  • Used to perform most standard paint tests, including color, gloss, hardness, flexibility, chip resistance, chemical resistances, adhesion, dry time, and wet coatings properties
    • Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3095A
    • Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3116A
    • Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus ASTM B 117
      • 6 Q-Fog cabinets
    • Standard Guide for Determining Mass Per Unit Area of Electrodeposited and Related Coatings by Gravimetric and Other Chemical Analysis Procedures ASTM B 767
    • Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Elastomeric-Type Sealants by Means of a Durometer ASTM C 661
    • Standard Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings ASTM D 522
      • Conical test apparatus
    • Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss ASTM D 523
    • Standard Test Method for Viscosity by Ford Viscosity Cup ASTM D 1200
      • Ford Viscosity Cup
    • Standard Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks and Related Products ASTM D 1475
    • Standard Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates ASTM D 2244
      • Color spectrophotometer
    • Standard Guide for Testing Filiform Corrosion Resistance of Organic Coatings on Metal ASTM D 2803
      • Humidity cabinet
    • Standard Test Method for Chipping Resistance of Coatings ASTM D 3170
    • Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test ASTM D 3359
    • Standard Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test ASTM D 3363
    • Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abrader ASTM D 4060
    • Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Tester (PATTI) ASTM D 4541
    • Standard Practice for Fluorescent UV-Condensation Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings ASTM D 4587
      • Six Q-UV test chambers
    • Standard Test Method for Impact Flexibility of Organic Coatings (GE Impact) ASTM D 6905
    • Standard Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonconductive Coatings Applied to a Nonferrous Metal Base ASTM D 7091
    • Standard Test Methods for Holiday Detection in Pipeline Coatings ASTM G 62
    • Standard Practice for Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing (Prohesion) ASTM G 85-A5
      • Six Q-Fog cabinets
    • Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials ASTM G 154
    • Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials ASTM G 155
      • Xenon bulbs
      • UV Filters
    • Filiform Corrosion Resistance Test on Aluminum Alloys EN 3665
    • Accelerated Corrosion Test GM 9540P
      • Five Q-Fog cabinets
    • Cyclic Test GMW 14872
    • Paints and Varnishes – Surface Drying Test – Ballotini Method ISO 1517
    • Paints and Varnishes – Scratch Test ISO 1518
    • Paints and Varnishes – Bend Test (Cylindrical Mandrel) ISO 1519
    • Paints and Varnishes – Cross Cut Test ISO 2409
    • Determination of Resistance to Liquids – General Methods ISO 2812-1
    • Determination of Resistance to Liquids – Water Immersion ISO 2812-2
    • Filliform Corrosion NAS 1534
      • Corrosion chamber
      • Environmental chamber
    • Corrosion Tests in Artificial Atmospheres – Salt Spray Tests ISO 9227
      • Six Q-Fog cabinets
    • Sample Preparation Line
      • designed to clean, degrease, and conversion-coat test specimens prior to painting
    • Powder Coating Laboratory
      • Nordson Flexicoat powder coating system for electrostatic and/or hot-dipping fluidized bed coating
      • Gema Volstatic MPS 1-L manual powder system and PG 1 powder gun are available for electrostatic coating
  • Used to modify test protocols to meet specific customer needs and conduct special tests as specified by customers

Particle Erosion Test Facility (Sand and Dust)

  • UDRI maintains and operates the US Air Force’s Particle Erosion Test Facility at Wright-Patterson AFB
  • “Dust rig” designed to simulate erosion effects on aircraft surfaces subjected in flight to dust-laden environments

Rain Erosion Test Facility

  • The “rain rig” has a 35-year history as the national and international standard for testing the rain erosion resistance of a variety of aerospace materials. An 8-foot-diameter rotating arm and 96 calibrated needles are used to simulate flight in a 1 inch per hour rainfall.

Flame Retardant Research and Fire Testing

  • Cone Calorimeter (FTT)
    • Standard test for fundamental understanding of materials fire behavior (ASTM E-1354, E-1474, E-1740, D6113, ISO 5660, MIL-STD 2031)
    • Measures heat release rate by oxygen consumption calorimetry
    • Can also measure mass loss rate, smoke production rates, and CO/CO2 production rates
    • Has special low-oxygen calorimetry attachment for burning samples in sub-ambient (lower than 20.95% oxygen) conditions Can perform modified cone calorimeter experiments for specialized fire test needs
  • Micro Combustion Calorimeter (D7309)
    • Also known as a pyrolysis combustion flow calorimeter
    • A small-scale quantitative flammability testing apparatus (5-50 mg sample) enabling rapid screening for flammability performance
    • Materials can be pyrolyzed under air or nitrogen at rates of 1°C/sec from 50°C to 900°C
    • Heat of combustion measurements can be collected with as little as 5mg of material
  • UL-94 Test Station
    • Standard test for polymers in electronics and electronic enclosures. Covers the following UL/ASTM methods:
      • ASTM D635 (UL-94 HB)
      • ASTM D3801 (UL-94 V)
      • ASTM D4804 (UL-94 VTM)
      • ASTM D5048 (UL-94 5V)
      • ASTM D4986 (UL-94 HB)
  • Horizontal Flammability Tester
    • Standard test for aerospace and automotive parts. Covers the following fire test standards:
      • FMVSS 302
      • FAR Part 25.853 Horizontal Test
      • ISO 3795
  • Vertical Flammability Tester
    • Standard test for many aerospace, automotive, building, and textile products. Covers the following fire test standards:
      • FAR Part 25.853 Vertical Test
      • NFPA 1971
      • ASTM D6413
      • California Technical Bulletin TB-117
      • Federal and CPSC fabric flame spread tests

Polymer/Nanocomposite Processing Plant

  • IKA 80 gallon mixing plant with recycle loop, progressive cavity pump, in-line 3-stage powder dispersing unit, heated jacket, and separate tube-in-shell condenser
  • Coperion SK-25 Devolatilizing Twin Screw Extruder, with two loss-in-mass pellet feeders, 7-zone resistively heated barrel with water cooling, 3 vacuum ports, vacuum manifold connected to tube-in-shell condenser and large vacuum pump, pelletizing die, downstream filament water batch and chopper
  • Crompton Davis Standard 18-inch film line: interfaces with Coperion twin screw extruder through melt pump and flex lip die for thermoplastic film extrusion, or can use separate resin trough for thermoset film forming
  • Fabric Prepregger, 12-inch wide with dip tank, B-staging oven, and take-up rolls
  • Autoclave, 2 ft. x 4 ft. footprint, 800°F, 200 psi
  • Press: 14 in. x 14 in. platens, 10,000 lbs. force, 1292°F (700°C)
  • Lab scale unit for production of rigid rod polymer fibers, includes water bath and heat treating furnace
  • Convection Ovens: Blue M, up to 2 ft. x 3 ft. x 5 ft., up to 1292°F (700°C)
  • Diamond blade cutting saw and sample polishing unit

Polymeric Materials Characterization Laboratory

  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
    • Model: TA Instruments 2940 and Q400
    • Temperature range: -150 °C to 1000 °C
    • Sensitivity: 15 nm
    • Force range: 0.001 to 1 N
    • Atmospheres available: nitrogen, argon, air
    • Sample types: Solid pieces or thin films
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
    • Model: TA Instruments Q800
    • Maximum force: 18 N
    • Minimum force: 0.0001 N
    • Force resolution: 0.00001 N
    • Strain resolution: 1 nm
    • Modulus range: 103 to 3×1012 Pa
    • Frequency range: 0.01 to 200 Hz
    • Temperature range: -150 °C to 600 °C
    • Heating rate: 0.1 to 20 °C
    • Deformation modes available: 3-point bend, dual & single cantilever, thin film, parallel plate
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
    • Model: TA Instruments Q1000
    • Has autosampler (not shown) for high throughput
    • Temperature range: -50 °C to 550 °C
    • Heating rates: 0.1 to 200 °C/min
    • Calorimetric precision: +/- 1%
    • Sensitivity: 0.2 μW
    • Can handle a wide range of materials.
    • Hermetically sealed pans and open pan experiments under nitrogen or air can be accomplished
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
    • TA Instruments Q5000 IR
    • Autosampler with high throughput
    • Temperature range: room temperature to 1200 °C
    • Linear heating rates of 0.1 to 500 °C/min
    • Sensitivity: 0.1 μg
    • Max sample weight: 100 mg
    • Capable of handling hermetically sealed pans for low temperature volatile content analysis
    • Atmospheres available: nitrogen, argon, air
  • TA Instruments AR2000 Rheometer
    • Temperature range: -150 °C to 600 °C
    • Frequency sweep: 0.01 to 100 Hz
    • Parallel plate or cone (2° or 4°) and plate rheometry possible
    • Modes available: flow, oscillation, creep, stress/relaxation. Multiple experimental parameters available in each mode.
  • Nicolet 4700 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
    • Wavelength range: 400 to 4000 cm-1
    • Capable of measuring solid, liquid, and gas samples.
    • Existing accessories:
      • Germanium ATR (for carbon black / carbon nanofiber filled samples)
      • Diamond ATR (unheated and heated – hot stage up to 200 °C)
      • Modular design, capable of holding many different sample geometries and cells. Can be interfaced with other instruments and upgraded depending upon research needs.
  • Nicolet Evolution 600 Ultraviolet/Visible Wavelength Spectrometer
    • Wavelength range: 190 to 900 nm
    • Can handle solids and liquids in transmission mode.
    • Can handle solids in diffuse reflection mode.

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory

  • 200 liter pilot plant reactor
  • 300 MHz NMR
  • GC/MS
  • Raman microscopy, SEM, TEM
  • HPLC/MS
  • XPS
  • DSC, TGA, DMA, TGA/MS, UV/Vis/NIR, FTIR

Surface Analysis Laboratory

  • Surface Science Labs SSX-100 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
    • Elemental analysis for the top ~5 nm of a sample, as well as detailed information about chemical bonding
    • Small spot analysis using a focused monochromatic aluminum x-ray source. X-ray spot sizes of 150, 300, 600 and 800 µm can be selected
    • High energy resolution: A peak width of 0.8 eV (FWHM) is measured for the gold 4f7/2 peak with a 150 µm diameter x-ray spot size
    • A differentially pumped ion gun for in-situ sample cleaning or sputter depth profiling
    • Advanced data collection and processing using ESCA V2.1 software from Service Physics (Bend OR)
  • Jeol JAMP-30 Scanning Auger Microprobe
    • Point and line scan Auger analysis
    • Auger mapping to 100 nm resolution
    • Secondary electron imaging to 10 nm
    • Backscatter electron imaging
    • Single and multipoint depth profiles
  • Varian Depth Profiling Scanning Auger Spectrometer
    • Point and line scan Auger analysis
    • Point depth profiling
    • Crater-edge profiling (for thick films)
    • Auger mapping with 10 micron resolution
    • Advanced data reduction software

Chemical/Nano-Characterization Laboratory

  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Model: Waters Acquity SQD System
    • Ultraperformance LC (UPLC)
    • Normal phase, reverse phase or GPC
    • Single quad mass detection and/or photo diode array detection
    • Binary gradient capability
    • Mass range : 200-2000 m/z
  • Particle Size/Molecular Weight/Charge Analysis-Diffusive Light Scattering (DLS)
    • Model: Malvern Zetasizer Nano – ZS
    • Particle size range: 0.6 to 6.0 um
    • Particle size range for zeta potential (charge): 5 nm to 10 um
    • Molecular weight range: 1000 to 2 x 107 Daltons
    • Existing accessories: Flow-through cell for HPLC detection; titrator for evaluating effects of additives on zeta potential
  • Spectroscopic Analysis-Fluorescence
    • Model: Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluoromax-4
    • Excitation range: 200-950 nm
    • Emission range: 200-950 nm
    • Scan speed: 80 nm/s
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 3000:1
    • Existing Accessories: Programmable sample / heater cooler; sample injection port for kinetic studies; solid sample holder for characterizing thin films, powders, pellets, paper, fibers or coated microscope slides
  • Spectroscopic Analysis- FTIR
    • Model: Nicolet 4700 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
    • Wavelength range: 400 to 4000 cm-1
    • Capable of measuring solid, liquid, and gas samples
    • Existing accessories: Germanium ATR (for carbon black / carbon nanofiber filled samples); diamond ATR (unheated and heated; hot stage up to 200 °C); modular design capable of holding many different sample geometries and cells.
    • Can be interfaced with other instruments and upgraded depending upon researcher needs.
  • Spectroscopic Analysis- Ultraviolet/Visible
    • Model: Nicolet Evolution 600 Ultraviolet/Visible
    • Wavelength range: 190 to 900 nm
    • Can handle solids and liquids in transmission mode
    • Can handle solids in diffuse reflection mode
  • Electrochemical Analysis- Potentiostat, Galvanostat and Zero Resistance Ammeter
    • Model: Gamry Reference 600
    • Capabilities include: 190 to 900 nm
      • Cyclic voltammetry
      • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
      • Differential pulse voltammetry
      • Square wave voltammetry

Thermal Decomposition Laboratory

  • Advanced Thermal Photolytic Reactor System (ATPRS)
    • Design allows optical access to the reactor so that photochemical reactions may be studied at high temperatures in addition to conventional thermal decomposition
  • System for Thermal Diagnostic Studies (STDS)
    • Used to determine the thermal stability of materials and to identify and quantify thermal reaction products
  • Saturn 2000 Ion Trap GC-MS-MS system
    • Used to perform sub-ppm-level organic analysis
  • Multidimensional gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (MDGC-MS) system
    • Capable of performing complete separation of the most complex mixtures

NEST Laboratory (Nanoscale Engineering Science and Technology)

  • Zeiss EVO-50XVP Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM)
    • This is an extended pressure range SEM with a graphical user interface and digital image storage and processing. It has both a secondary electron (SE) detector and a four-quadrant backscattered electron detector (4Q-BSD). Electron acceleration voltages of 0.2 – 30 kV are selectable. The ultimate resolution is 3.0 nm. This instrument has a large multi-ported specimen chamber with a 5-axis motorized sample stage. The vacuum system uses an oil-free turbomolecular pump. In the extended variable pressure (XVP) mode, pressure from 1 – 750 Pa can be selected. The specimen atmosphere can be either air or water. Integrated with the Zeiss ESEM is an EDAX Genesis 2000 energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) system. This x-ray microanalysis system can detect all elements with atomic number greater than or equal to 5 and has software for calculating sample composition as well as for elemental mapping and compositional line scans.
  • Hitachi H-7600 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
    • This TEM has an auto-focus capability with computer-controlled microscope operation (Windows R2000 OS3). Accelerating voltages of 40 – 120 kV are selectable. The ultimate resolution is 0.2 nm (lattice image). Samples are mounted on a 3.0 mm specimen grid. This instrument has an AMT digital CCD system with a bottom-mount camera for acquisition of high-quality digital sample images.
  • Hitachi S-4800 High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (HRSEM)
    •  This instrument uses a cold field emission electron source and can achieve an ultimate resolution of 1.0 nm at 15 kV and 2.0 nm at 1 kV. Accelerating voltages of 0.5 – 30 kV can be selected. This instrument has two secondary electron detectors. Operation and image-display are computer-controlled (Windows2000) with image-processing software also included. BMP, TIFF and JPEG image formats can be selected. The vacuum system includes 3 sets of ion pumps on the electron beam column and a turbomolecular pump on the sample chamber.
  • Oxford Diffraction Xcalibur 3 x-ray diffractometer (XRD)
    •  This is a fully-enclosed single crystal XRD system. It has a Mo/Cu x-ray source with a Sapphire3 CCD detector. The instrument is computer-controlled with CrysAlisTM software for data analysis. Samples can be cooled to temperatures between 90 and 300 K with the Cryojet nitrogen jet cold unit.
  • Renishaw inVia Reflex Micro-Raman
    • The Renishaw inVia Reflex Micro-Raman is equipped with two laser excitation sources: a near infrared diode laser source (300mW) with an excitation wavelength of 785nm and an Argon ion laser source (25mW) with an excitation wavelength of 514nm. The laser spot size can be varied from 1μm to 300μm. Spectra can be obtained using a variety of acquisition modes such as single point scan, line mapping and area mapping. The confocal capabilities of the instrument allow depth profiling with 2.5 µm resolution. The white light image montaging feature allows for large-area images of the sample surface to be captured, which can then be overlaid and compared with Raman spectral data maps of the same region. The instrument is designed for one-click switching between laser sources, with computer-controlled reconfiguration and optimization. Calibration is also automatic, using an internal reference sample
  • Veeco Dektak 6M Surface Profiler
    • The Dektak 6M Surface Profiler is an instrument which measures topographical properties such as roughness, step height, and waviness. The system is equipped with two interchangeable, diamond-tip styli, with diameters of 12.5 µm and 2.5 µm. Resolution is accurate down to the angstrom scale. The instrument is capable of making measurements ranging from 50µm to 30 mm horizontally and from 262 µm to 50 Ǻ vertically. Data collection also features an automated mode in which up to 10,000 different scan routines can be run sequentially
  • Leica EM UC6 Ultramicrotome with FC6 Attachment
    • The Leica UC6 with FC6 attachment is the new standard in ultramictoromy. This instrument can perform nanometer sectioning of biological and materials specimens at both ambient and cryogenic temperatures. The main function of this instrument is to prepare specimens for TEM analysis of internal details and microstructure. The knife stage is fully motorized, illumination of the sample is provided by three independent LEDs, and menus for set-up are available via a touchscreen display.
  • Fabrication Laboratory

Space Combined Effects Primary Test & Research (SCEPTRE) Facility

  • Designed specifically for testing and qualification of spacecraft thermal control coating materials
  • Located at the Wright-Patterson AFB in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, and is staffed by employees of UDRI

Coatings and Corrosion Prevention Laboratory

  • A Gamry electrochemical measurement system with multiplexer can monitor up to eight different samples at a time. The coatings behavior and degradation can be studied using polarization and electrochemical impedance analysis.
  • A Dualscope MP-20 instrument offers quick and nondestructive measurement of the thickness of coatings.
  • A dip coater is an instrument used to apply sol-gel or polymer coatings to metal surfaces at a controlled rate. A spin coater produces uniform and nanometer-thick films on flat polished surfaces.

Composites Testing Laboratory

  • Capabilities of the facility ranges from 200 grams to 60,000 bs. force testing machines, digital data acquisition systems, a wide array of grips and test fixtures with the ability to conduct tests in environments that range from –320˚F to 1000˚F, composite lay-ups, processing, and specimen fabrication

Fluid Analysis Laboratory

  • Equipment Capabilities include: gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, viscosity sensors, Karl-Fisher coulometry, cyclic voltammetry, RULER antioxidant instrument, PERFECT hydroperoxide instrument, and direct current plasma spectrometry (DCP).

Integrated Methods Materials Characterization Laboratory

  • Ultrasonic systems with scanning capabilities including phased array ultrasound
  • Fully automated, robotic, Turbine Engine Sustainment Initiative (TESI) ultrasonic inspection system
  • Eddy current instruments with scanning capability
  • Infrared system for flash thermography
  • Fluorescent penetrant inspection
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Acoustic emission
  • Optical microscopy
  • White light interferometry/optical profilometry
  • DC electric potential
  • Several mechanical (MTS) test systems including both horizontal and vertical frames
  • Varying load capabilities – two 22 kip systems, one 11 kip system and one 5 kip system
  • Stroke, strain and load control
  • Thermal and/or mechanical loading
  • Temperature range (-100o C to +1500o C)
  • Varying environmental conditions including lab air, high vacuum (10-9 torr) and inert gas
  • Specialized gripping for brittle and straight-side samples
  • Test methods include tensile/compression, fatigue, creep, fracture toughness, LCF, HCF, spectrum loading, and thermo-mechanical fatigue
  • Testing conducted under computer control
  • In-situ measurement methods include: strain, high-temperature extensometry, crack mouth opening displacement, DC electric potential, infrared, ultrasound, acoustic emission, eddy current, optical microscopy (traveling microscope), and fluorescent penetrant
  • Post-test characterization and failure analysis via optical microscope and white light interference microscope
  • TESI Automated Ultrasonic Inspection System:
    • Staubli RX170 – 6 axis articulating robot with American Robot controller
    • Turntable with 700 lb load capacity and submersible workpiece platform
    • Olympus Tomoscan Phased-Array Ultrasonic instrument
    • National Instruments FieldPoint I/O SubSystem
    • Water treatment Subsystem
  • Ultrasonic 3-Axis, Eddy Current, Microscopy 3-Axis, Load Frame

Optical Materials Characterization Laboratory

  • Engages in research on optical materials for high-energy laser systems, non-linear processes, photolithography, extreme environments as well as stressing situations in the laboratory or controlled environments

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Electrochemical Equipment:

  • Potentiostat – EG&G PAR Model 273 Digital with Computer Interface
  • Each one Bioanalytical Systems Models CV-2, CV-27 and CV-100 Potentiostat
  • BAS 100B/W electrochemical system. The BAS 100 instrumentation is equipped with:
    • PA-1 preamplifier
    • Computerized potentiostat BAS 100B
    • Two BAS C3 Cell Stands
      • One of which is set up inside a MBraun Labmaster 130 Inert Atmosphere Glove box
    • Graphitic carbon and platinum working electrodes
    • Silver and calomel reference electrodes

Inert Atmosphere Glove Boxes:

  • Two double MBraun Labmaster 130 Glove Boxes, equipped with:
    • Oxygen and humidity sensors,
    • Solvent removal system,
    • Touch screen controls,
    • Internal box cooling,
    • Internal charcoal trap,
    • Small manual controlled antechamber,
    • Large antechambers (manual or automatically controlled),
    • Each two inbuilt -35 °C freezers, – internal built in coldwell

FT-IR and Raman Spectrometers:

  • FT-IR Spectrometer – Thermo Electron Corporation Nicolet Nexus 670 FT-IR
  • FT-Raman Spectrometer – Thermo Electron Corporation FT-Raman Module
  • FT-IR Spectrometer – 2 Thermo Electron Corporation IR 200 Spectrometer
  • FT-IR Spectrometer – Jasco 410 (0.9 cm -1 resolution)

Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry:

  • High Resolution GC/MS – Finnigan MAT 8340
    • GC, LC or direct insertion for high resolution mass spectrometry
    • Structure confirmation of organic and inorganic species
    • Resolution of > 10,000 (at 10% valley)
    • Mass range (m/z) of up to 8400
  • GV Instruments Iso Prime Micromass isotope ratio mass spectrometer
  • GC/MS – Finnigan GCQ gas chromatograph / ion-trap mass spectrometer, direct insertion
  • GC/MS – Varian GC with TSD Detection and Saturn Ion Trap Mass Spec Detection and solid Phase Micro Extraction, SPME, interface
  • GC/MS – HP 5890 Series II GC; 5970 Mass Selective Detector and computerized acquisition
  • GC/MS – HP 5890 Series II GC; 5971 Mass Selective Detector and computerized acquisition
  • GC – HP 5890 Series II GC; Flame Ionization Detector and Integrator
  • GC – ThermoQuest Trace FID and ECD Detection
  • GC – Varian GC; TSD and FID Detection and Computerized Acquisition

LC and HPLC systems:

  • LC-MS – Bruker Daltonics Esquire instrument with autosampler and both Electro-Spray, ESI, and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization, APCI, heads, inlets.
  • HPLC – Waters 2695 Separations Module with Waters 596 Photodiode Array Detector
  • HPLC – 2 Waters 1525 Binary HPLC systems with Waters 2487 Dual Absorbance Detectors
  • HPLC – 1 Varian Star Model 9010 with Variable Wavelength UV/VIS
  • GPC-SEC-HPLC – GBC Instruments/Polymer Labs GPC-SEC-HPLC system
    • Autosampler
    • Isocratic / gradient pump
    • Column oven
    • RI and diode array UV-visible detectors
    • Data system
  • Other miscellaneous HPLC systems

Flame – Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer and X-Ray Fluorescence

  • X-Ray Fluorescence – Bruker S2 Ranger XRF

UV-Vis and other Spectrophotometer:

  • 2 Diode Array Spectrometers – HP8452A UV/VIS
  • 2 Diode Array Spectrometers – HP8451 UV/VIS
  • Scanning Spectrometer – Shimadzu Model UV260 UV/VIS
  • Scanning Spectrophotofluorometer – Shimadzu Model RF5000U
  • Many miscellaneous spectrometers and spectrophotometers

Thermal Analysis Instrumentation:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry – TA Instruments 2910 DSC
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis – TA Instruments 2050 TGA
  • Viscometry – Cannon CT-518 constant temperature bath for viscometry measurements

Other miscellaneous Equipment:

  • Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Model L-8
  • Centrifuge – Sorvall RC 5C Plus
  • Automatic Polarimeter – Perkin Elmer Model 344

Center for Biomedical and Environmental Research (CBER):

  • Protein analyses: peptide mapping, Western blotting, SDS-PAGE, IEF/2-D gel electrophoresis
  • Beckman Coulter CEQ 2000 XL DNA Analysis System

Soft Surface Analysis

  • Atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • Class A Solar Simulator
  • Optical parametric oscillator
  • Pump laser
  • Raman Microscope
  • Surface prep facilities:
    • Mask aligner for nano-patterning
    • Advanced spin-coater for multilayer film preparation

Structure and Chemical Instrumentation facility

  • Three X-Ray Single Crystal Diffractometers
  • Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
  • X-Ray Fluorimeter
  • NMR Spectroscopy
    • Two Varian Multinuclear NMRs
      • 300 and 400 MHz
    • Varian EM-360
      • 60 MHz
  • Other Equipment:
    • Mass Spectrometry
    • Electrochemistry
    • Materials Characterization
    • Inert Atmosphere Glove Boxes
    • GC, LC and HPLC Instrumentation
    • FT-IR and UV-vis spectrometers
    • Atomic emission and XRF
    • Transmission Electron Microscope

The Photonics and Semiconductor Laboratory

  • Laser and photonics equipment for analysis of photoluminescence
  • Nonlinear optics and spectral analysis including:
    • 55-watt
    • 325 nm He-Cd laser
    • Quadrupled Nd:YAG 10-Hz laser
    • Doubled 5kHz diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser
    • PMTs
    • Monochromators
    • Optical Power meters
  • High power Nikon microscope (Eclipse ME- 6)
    • Objective lenses (up to 1,000x) for sample inspection
  • Computer interfaced Keithley and Agilent meters
  • Microprobes for I-V and CV characterization
    • Interfaced with a dedicated Dell Pentium 4 workstation for data collection
  • Student-constructed laser tweezer system
  • Two vacuum deposition systems
    • One fitted with sputter guns for DC magnetron sputter deposition
    • Other fitted with graphite heater for vacuum annealing
  • Well-equipped machine shop

Chemical Vapor Deposition Laboratory

  • Study of deposition of chemical vapors onto a solid substrate under atmospheric pressure and under vacuum down to 6 torr
  • The system includes:
    • A Varian 3800 gas chromatograph with thermal conductivity detector;
    • A Carbolite VST furnace with Mullite process tube capable of temperatures up to 1500 oC;
    • Mass flow control of up to four feed gases;
    • Automatic data acquisition of all process variables.

Corrosion Laboratory

  • Gamry Multichem 8-Channel Electrochemistry system to study the corrosion rates of coated and uncoated metals
  • Eight samples can be measured simultaneously
  • Critical pitting temperature system is included to determine at what temperature a metal begins to corrode for various corrosive liquids

Differential Scanning Calorimetry Laboratory

  • Perkin-Elmer Diamond differential scanning calorimeter equipped with HyperDSC
  • Allows the study of melting points and phase transitions of polymers and pharmaceuticals from -50 oC to 750 oC at temperature ramp rates up to 500 oC/min

Plastic Injection Molding Laboratory

  • Van Dorn Demag Ergotech EXTRA 55-200 with NC4 Ergocontrol injection molding machine with a 50 metric tonne capacity, 3-ounce shot capacity, internal mold cooling capability
  • Two ASTM tensile bar molds are available

Vacuum Casting Laboratory

  • Capable of producing silicon molds to study the effect of mold design on plastic parts prepared by vacuum casting
  • An Ellisse Vacuum Chamber with an MCP Vacuum Casting System is employed to produce and cure samples
  • A MCP Silicomat Vacuum Mixing unit is utilized to prepare silicon to manufacture molds

Strength of Materials and Structures Laboratories

  • 600 kip and 120 kip universal testing machines
  • MTS hydraulic pump testing system, MTS vibration testing system with actuators
  • MTS fatigue testing equipment with independent controls, torsion and impact testing machines
  • Machines for testing strains in different materials under various loading situations
  • P3 Strain Indicator and Recorder from Vishay Micro-Measurements with four input channels

Microscopy and Materials Testing Laboratory

  • Instron Universal Testing Machine: capable of tension/compression/flexure testing up to 30,000 pounds. Additional software automatically collects test data and provides real-time stress-stress graphs
  • Zeiss Metallograph & Nikon Stereomicroscopes: Light microscopes with digital cameras linked to adjustable 21-inch LCD display
  • Struers planopal and pedemax polishers/grinders: automatic grinder/polisher capable of rapid metallographic sample preparation
  • Struers Primopress: dual staging press for quick hot-mounting of metallographic samples

Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory

  • Cambridge Stereoscan 200 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM): capable of 200,000 times magnification
    • Digital imaging upgrade allows for fast rendering of high-resolution micrographs and fractographs for a wide and diverse range of specimen types
    • Ability to generate highresolution images using the diction of the SE and BSE electrons
  • SEM Column and Specimen Chamber: The electron detector is able to receive both SE and BSE electrons for detailed microscopy
    • Tungsten filament, housed in the upper section of the column, is able to generate up to 30 keV for powerful, rich microscopy
  • EDAX [Energy Dispersive x-ray Microanalysis] unit
    • Liquid-nitrogen-free system coupled with Genesis™ software allows for powerful elemental analysis, including line, map and particle x-ray microanalysis.

Manufacturing Laboratory

  • Z-Corporation™ 3D Printer: allows for full processing of rapid prototypes on the 3D printer. In addition, molds for direct aluminum casting can be produced from digital data.
  • Thermolyne High-Temperature Furnace
    • Maximum temperature range is up to 2900º F
    • Capable of heat treatment of a wide and diverse range of materials
  • Van Dorn Plastics Injection Molder
    • Rapid manufacturing of molded plastic (a wide range of plastics can be used) parts

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