Vice President for Research and Creative Activity

Department Number: 
4000

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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
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Aqueous washer that is used to wash by-products and contamination from assembled electronic components and assemblies.

University Tag Number: 
171690
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A

Trio Tech Autoclave cures materials under high pressure and temperature.

University Tag Number: 
171578
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

An automated dry film thickness measurement station has been developed by NDSU to measure the thickness of coatings deposited onto our array panels. The system is outfitted with a Fischerscope MMSTM system with measurement probes for both aluminum and steel substrates. The thickness data is automatically up loaded to a central database and is accessible through a web portal. This system is valuable in the long-term study of self-polishing ablative coatings since the same measurement points can be consistently read from day to day and month to month.

University Tag Number: 
173152
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1A
Room Number: 
1226
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ADT Dicing Saw (cuts) wafers into individual chips or cuts substrates into individual packages

University Tag Number: 
171794
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

The GenePix 4000B Microarray Scanner acquires data at a selected resolution between 5-100 microns, allowing the adjustment of image resolution and file size for each Cy3/Cy5 experiment. It has expanded sample compatibility, with user-adjustable focus offset and laser power settings, allowing for proper imaging of slides with either a raised surface, as with membrane-coated glass, or a recessed surface, as in embedded arrays.

University Tag Number: 
180722
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Shane Stafslien
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
136

Automated Balance
A Bohdan Automated Balance is used to automatically weigh arrays of vials. It can be used to verify dispense accuracy of automated dispensing systems as well as weigh vials before and after solvent evaporation to determine polymerization conversion and other tasks.

University Tag Number: 
169578
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1 Addition
Room Number: 
1226

Typically, “ball bonding” applications are associated with thermocompression (T/C) and thermosonic (T/S) joining methods.  T/C utilizes pressure and temperature from about 150 degrees C (for most common applications) to create an intermetallic bond.  T/S, on the other hand, adds ultrasonic energy from the previous process.  With both methods, however, a “free air ball” is being created by a spark from an “electronic flame off” or EFO underneath the capillary before bonding takes place.

University Tag Number: 
173162
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

Designed for applications which require elevated temperature in reduced atmospheres. Used for drying, curing, outgassing, aging and process control.

University Tag Number: 
182192
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
122C