Materials Characterization

This class describes equipment that provides generic techniques to characterize samples, materials or specimens. The defining characteristic is that these items of equipment could equally be applied to a portion of the sample or specimen as to the whole.

Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Geometric

BridgeScan™ is a complete, affordable GPR system that provides an effective tool for quickly determining the condition of aging bridge decks, parking structures, balconies and other concrete structures. The system is also used to obtain accurate concrete cover depth on new structures. With BridgeScan, repair costs can be estimated correctly, saving time and money.

Typical Uses of BridgeScan Include:

•Bridge deck condition assessment

•Concrete cover depth on new structures

•Concrete inspection – locate metallic and

 non-metallic targets in walls/floors

University Tag Number: 
190740
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  • Jerry Gao
Location
Engineering Admin
Room Number: 
126
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is used to study the structure of molecules, the interaction of various molecules, the kinetics or dynamics of molecules and the composition of mixtures of biological or synthetic solutions or composites.

The size of the molecules analyzed can range from a small organic molecule or metabolite, to a mid-sized peptide or a natural product, all the way up to proteins of several tens of kDa in molecular weight.

University Tag Number: 
187555
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  • John Baju
Location
Dunbar Hall
Room Number: 
254
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Compound

The BX43 microscope offers an outstanding range of features, high optical performance and is the ideal platform for digital imaging. This flexible microscope offers various contrast methods and superior optics combined with true-color LED illumination for excellent color rendering. Efficiency is maximized by the ergonomic design, while ease of use is optimized by the light intensity manager, which eliminates manual intensity adjustments for each objective.

University Tag Number: 
178520
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  • Berlin Nelson
Location
Walster Hall
Room Number: 
343
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Stereo

The BX61 microscope has a built-in motorized Z-drive (0.01 m resolution), and can be equipped with a motorized nosepiece, condenser, reflected light or fluorescence illuminator, and up to three 6-position filter wheels in various locations. The sixteen handswitch buttons and eight frame buttons are fully programmable through a computer interface, and key configurations can be defined in the software.

University Tag Number: 
171671
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  • Shane Stafslien
Location
Research 1 Addition
Room Number: 
1236
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry

The Cary 300 spectrophotometer is used worldwide for routine analysis and research. The Cary 300 is controlled by the new Cary WinUV software. This Windows based software features a modular design which makes it easy to use. The instrument is shipped with liquid sample holders and of course it can be fitted with a wide range of accessories to provide extra capabilities.

University Tag Number: 
195833
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  • Jayaraman Sivaguru
Location
Dunbar Hall
Room Number: 
150
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Mass Spectrometry

Varian Cary 50 Bio UV-Visible Spectrophotometer ( Ultra Violet UV-Vis UV/Vis )

Data collection rate of an impressive 80 points per second, so you'll have all the information you need about your kinetics assay.

Key Features:

•The maximum scan rate is 24,000 nm per minute

•You can scan the whole wavelength range of 190-1100 nm in less than 3 seconds

•Measure samples up to 3 Abs so you won't have to dilute them as often

University Tag Number: 
162850
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  • Wendy Reed
Location
Stevens Hall
Room Number: 
210
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry

An automatic spectrophotometer which can be used in measurement of optical properties of materials. •Non-destructive method •Wavelength range: 175-3300 nm •Solid and liquid samples •Also reflection measurement accessory

University Tag Number: 
161825
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  • Seth Rasmussen
Location
Ladd Hall
Room Number: 
107A
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Particle Size Analysis

Capillary Hydrodynamic Fractionator 2000

University Tag Number: 
173140
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  • Gordon Bierwagen
Location
Research I
Room Number: 
222
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Gas Analysis

LECO’s CHNS-932 Elemental Analyzer is capable of determining the amount of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur present in a homogeneous aliquot weighing approximately 0.6–1.6mg (2.0mg maximum). An aliquot is weighed and placed into either a tin or silver capsule in which it is appropriately crimped. During the analysis, the aliquot is dropped into a furnace held at 1,000°C. At the same time the sample drops into the furnace, a dose of oxygen is released into the furnace. This causes the sample to readily combust forming gases of COX, H2O, N2, and SOX.

University Tag Number: 
173106
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  • Aaron Reinholz
Location
Research II
Room Number: 
152
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Electrochemical

Analyze damaged starch in less than 10 minutes

Applications:

Millers; Control your flour quality.  Check the settings of your mill (rolls, parallelism, wear).

Baking industries; Control the consistency of your flours (hydration rate, proofing, behavior during the process) and the quality of finished products (aspect and taste qualities).  Improve dough yield by adjusting the hydration rate of flours.

University Tag Number: 
169146
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  • Natsuki Fujiwara
Location
Northern Crops Institute
Room Number: 
242