Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST) Chamber (vendor: ESPEC, model EHS-211M)
HAST exposes assemblies to 85% relative humidity at 100 °C, at up to 4 atm pressure. This drives moisture into organic packaging structures and triggers ionic corrosion.
Scanning CCD camera designed to create high quality images of 2-D DIGE gels. It’s high resolution and precise motion control, produces accurate multichannel images of Cy2-, Cy3, and Cy5-labeled gels. The system is also designed to image other fluorescent gel applications, and can be used with ECL Plex Western Blotting System. It is controlled from the Ettan DIGE Imager software, and can be set up for a variety of gel formats.
The Tecan EVO liquid handling system is utilized to automate the various protocols and procedures of the high-throughput biological assays. It contains a liquid handling arm (LiHa) that can work with both tubes and plates enabling rapid tube to multi-well plate sample transfers and dilutions. The LiHa is equipped with eight tips configured with a wide combination of fixed and disposable options. Bulk reagent additions can be performed with these devices or with integrated reagent dispensers.
This "drop tester" imposes shock impulses of controlled amplitude and duration. Peak values can be as high as 100,000 g, with durations as short as 0.05 ms. A typical test condition for drop testing of electronic assemblies is a half-sine impulse of 1500 g for 0.5 ms. The machine provides continuity monitoring at nanosecond resolution in accordance with testing standards and industry practices. A smaller, Research Ops-built drop tower is also available.
Dimple grinding offers a fast and reliable mechanical method of pre-thinning to near electron transparency (in some cases to electron transparency) greatly reducing ion milling times and uneven thinning. Dimple grinding also offers a means of producing quality TEM specimens having a large central area only a few microns thick surrounded by a robust outer rim. This eliminates special handling techniques for fragile specimens.
Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS™) The PIPS™ is a user-friendly precision ion polisher designed to produce high quality, TEM specimens with minimal effort. The PIPS™ is a dedicated low angle ion polishing unit with high milling rates. The standard milling angle is 4°.