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
  • Surface analysis
  • Characterization

Experiments can be sequentially multiplexed on up to 8 channels. The ECM8™ is ideal for corrosion inhibitor testing, EIS evaluation of paints/coatings, monitoring of field probes for corrosion tests, and chemical sensor development.

Applications

Corrosion Inhibitor Testing

Paint/Coating Evaluation

Galvanic Corrosion

Corrosion Monitoring

Chemical Sensor Development

University Tag Number: 
173081
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  • Gordon Bierwagen
Location
Research 1
Room Number: 
236
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chromatography

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC).   The EcoSEC HLC-8320 GPC is an integrated, high-performance GPC system, equipped with the high-level functions necessary for accurate analysis of molecular weight distribution.

Applications:

Polymer analysis, polymer characterization, molecular weight distribution analysis of macromolecules.

University Tag Number: 
183352
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  • Dean Webster
Location
Research 1
Room Number: 
168
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry

 The LP920 is a laser flash photolysis spectrometer, designed for studies of laser induced transient absorption and emission.

A  Quantel  Brilliant Nd: YAG laser working at 1064 nm is used as laser excitation source. Harmonics to obtain 532, 355 and 266 nm excitation wavelengths are available. Also an Opotek Inc. Rainboω Optical Parametric Oscillator is available to obtain excitation wavelengths starting from 410 up to 680 nm.

The sample holder can be thermo stabilized by a waterbath.

A 450W (pulsed) Xenon lamp is used as probe.

University Tag Number: 
168094
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  • Wenfang Sun
Location
Ladd Hall
Room Number: 
204
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Imaging
  • Thermal

Thermal Imaging Station: OptoTherm model EL

Infrared thermal imaging aids in identifying hot spots in printed circuit boards and components, and in the validation of heat transfer simulations.

University Tag Number: 
178547
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  • Konstantin Pokhodnya
Location
Research II
Room Number: 
112
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Geometric

The ElectroForce® 3200 Series III test instruments feature a 225 N (450 N optional) maximum force. With the versatility of static to 300 Hz frequency response, the table-top configuration is adaptable to a variety of biomedical research and engineered materials test applications, including torsion testing, creep under dynamic loading and special environments (hot/cold chambers).

University Tag Number: 
183632
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  • Rob Sailer
Location
Dolve Hall
Room Number: 
136
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Electron/Ion Microscopy
  • Scanning

Variable-pressure analytical scanning electron microscope (NSF MRI Award # 0619098).  Large versatile chamber size. Thermo System Seven EDS system with silicon drift detector for elemental analysis.  Remotely operable for K-12 students.

University Tag Number: 
174606
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  • Jayma Moore
Location
USDA NCSL Lab
Room Number: 
EM LAB 120
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Geometric

J. A. Woollam M-88 Ellipsometer
Determines multilayer thicknesses, optical constants, crystallinity, surface and interfacial roughness. Has a 300 mm programmable sample stage with motorized rotation and 88 wavelengths from 280 to 760 nm. Completes full spectrum measurement in 1/20 s.

University Tag Number: 
173260
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  • Greg Strommen
Location
Research II
Room Number: 
122B
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Diffraction
  • X-ray

With the Empyrean, PANalytical has set the standard for a multipurpose diffractometer. In developing the ultimate X-ray platform for the analysis of powders, thin films, nanomaterials and solid objects.

University Tag Number: 
187581
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  • Angel Ugrinov
Location
Dunbar Hall
Room Number: 
159
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry

With its monochromator-based optics, Epoch™ Microplate Reader offers a filter-free, wide wavelength range for UV-Vis absorbance measurements in a variety of microplate formats, and in 2 µL samples when the available Take3 plate is used. Epoch is controlled with the Gen5 Software interface, with simple programming and powerful data analysis. 

University Tag Number: 
195412
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  • Amanda Brooks
Location
Sudro Hall
Room Number: 
116
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Imaging
  • Ultrasound

You will benefit from an excellent image quality both if you are sedentary or on the road. Exago is the ultrasound scanner that adapts to all applications. Exago is easily connected to the big range of wide-band probes. This means that one ultrasound system efficiently meets the demands of a wide range of clinical application areas.

Weight : 6.4 lbs

 Monitor: 8,4’’

Alphanumeric keyboard and touchpad

 Quick boot-up time

 High precision image

 Long battery autonomy

 Intuitive user interface

University Tag Number: 
196028
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  • Halis Simsek
Location
Hultz Hall
Room Number: 
100F