RCA Research Operations

Department Number: 
4310

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K&S Tab Bonder ultrasonically welds thin metal tabs or fingers to make electrical connections.

University Tag Number: 
171747
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A

4000 Q-Trap Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
Applied Biosystems’ 4000 Q TRAP LCMS/MS System is a premier hybrid triple quadrupole/linear ion trap mass spectrometer. The unit combines true triple quadrupole scan modes with sensitive ion trap scans in a single LC/MS/MS run. With the 4000 Q Trap researchers can achieve results that previously required multiple analyses on multiple MS platforms. The 4000 Q TRAP is ideal for chemical structure elucidation including protein identification.

University Tag Number: 
173212
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Aaron Reinholz
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
152

Programmable oven melts or reflows solder paste that has been printed on a circuit board. Solder is used for attaching electronic components to the circuit board.

University Tag Number: 
171767
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A

AnaTech model STD-64

Event detectors are used to provide continuous daisy-chain circuit monitoring during reliability testing. Two 64-channel detectors are available in the Lab.

University Tag Number: 
173174
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112

K&S 8028 Wire Bonder ltrasonically welds very thin gold wire (0.001 thick, 25 micron) to make electrical connections.

University Tag Number: 
171746
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A

The Elite Etch from RKD Engineering is an Automated Mixed Acid Decapsulator that enables high productivity through the integration of advanced features, made possible by the use of modern materials and design concepts. RKD’s Elite Etch Decapsulator rapidly and easily opens even the most delicate packages by delivering precise, micro aliquots of nitric, sulfuric, or mixes of these acids to the package with no sample damage.

University Tag Number: 
182194
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
124A
Inventory Classification

Contains a Piranha cleaning solution to remove organic materials from substrates and a temperature controlled cascading Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) bath for etching oxide layers from silicon wafers. It has a dump rinser, DI water (de-ionized water) sink and teflon guns for the N2 and DI water.

University Tag Number: 
171664
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
122C

Milara Screen Printer precisely prints solders, adhesives, and polymers through stencil or screen to join or protect electronic assemblies. An automated water-jet apparatus was designed and fabricated at NDSU for screening microbial adhesion. The system consists of a robotic arm that is mounted on a stainless steel deck which can access coating array plates from one of three plate stacking hotels. The robotic arm inverts each well of an array plate over an offset, rotating nozzle that delivers a jet of water perpendicular to the coating surface.

University Tag Number: 
170438
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A

Automated Pull-Off Adhesion

A Symyx® automated pull-off adhesion system is used to determine the adhesive strength of coatings to the substrate and adhesive strength of an epoxy to a coating surface (“pseudo-barnacle” adhesion).

University Tag Number: 
173043
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1A
Room Number: 
1226

Agilent Technologies’ 5500 Atomic Force Microscope is a high-resolution imaging and measurement tool capable of imaging a sample’s 3-dimensional topography with atomic resolution. Advanced imaging modes including Lateral Force Microscopy (LFM), Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), and Phase Imaging allow for the study of various material properties. Both atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy can be performed using this instrument. “A number of advantages over other technologies make AFM a favorite with researchers.

University Tag Number: 
173100
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
116