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
  • Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence

The Source

The xenon source that supplies prime UV performance is focused onto the entrance slit of the excitation monochromator with an elliptical mirror. Besides ensuring efficient collection, the reflective surface keeps all wavelengths focused on the slit.

As an option an additional, software-selectable, xenon flash lamp can be fitted to enable phosphorescence studies.

The Emission Detector

University Tag Number: 
180296
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  • Sanku Mallik
Location
Sudro Hall
Room Number: 
35
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Load

Double upper bearer for third point test and center. Total height: 370 mm when adjusted for 150 mm beams and 320 mm for 100 mm beams. The 370 mm vertical daylight can easily obtained removing the lower platen of the compression tester. ◾ Max vertical daylight: 160mm (total height:370mm)

◾ Min vertical daylight: 110mm (total height:320mm)

◾ Max travel: 45mm

◾ Rollers: dia.26mm x 160mm

◾ Distance between upper rollers: 100mm or 150mm

◾ Distance between lower rollers: 300mm or 450mm

University Tag Number: 
190742
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  • Jerry Gao
Location
Civil/Industrial Eng
Room Number: 
108A
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Thermal

The Sonometer determines changes in resonant frequency of concrete specimens subjected to alternate cycles of freezing and thawing with the Freeze-Thaw Cabinet.  It closely follows design parameters set by the Portland Cement Association.  The apparatus consists of a driver and pickup circuit.  Electrical power is converted by the driver into mechanical vibrations which are imparted to the specimen under test.  The amplitude and frequency of vibrations are controllable having respective ranges of 0 to 30 watts power and 400 to 12,000 cycles per second frequency with an accuracy of better th

University Tag Number: 
190753
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  • Jerry Gao
Location
Civil/Industrial Bldg
Room Number: 
108A
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectrometry
  • Mass Spectrometry

•Superior optical throughput

•Superior signal-to-noise ratio

•High resolution of course

•Multiple spectral ranges: mid-IR, near-IR, far-IR, UV-Visible

•Rapid scanning for fast kinetics

University Tag Number: 
164237
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  • Seth Rasmussen
Location
Dunbar Hall
Room Number: 
252
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Imaging
  • Ultrasound

The Vevo 3100 Imaging System helps you visualize your data at high resolution like never before.

Vessel walls appear sharp, pre-palpable lesions are clearly delineated, and rib shadows are reduced.

With a powerful combination of high frame rates and advanced image processing, the Vevo 3100 reduces speckle noise and artifacts while preserving and enhancing critical information.

University Tag Number: 
202157
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  • Sanku Mallik
Location
Sudro Hall
Room Number: 
207A1B
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chromatography

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method that combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample. Applications of GC-MS include drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, and identification of unknown samples. GC-MS can also be used in airport security to detect substances in luggage or on human beings. Additionally, it can identify trace elements in materials that were previously thought to have disintegrated beyond identification.

University Tag Number: 
187414
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  • Stephen Foster
Location
HULTZ HALL
Room Number: 
251
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chromatography

HP Agilent GC systems are known for their reliability, ruggedness, and long life. The Agilent 6890 is a state-of-the art gas chromatograph that provides superior performance for all applications. Key to its performance is the use of advanced electronic pneumatic control (EPC) modules and high performance temperature control. Each EPC unit is optimized for its intended use with a specific inlet and detector option. Temperature control of the 6890 oven allows for fast and precise temperature ramping.

University Tag Number: 
153289
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  • Paul Schwarz
Location
Loftsgard Hall
Room Number: 
306
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Spectroscopy
  • Raman

The GasRaman NOCH-1, a high-performance gas-phase raman analyzer, enables multi-gas analysis for industrial process applications at an affordable price. This instrument enables measurement of gases like H2, N2, O2, CO2, NO2 at atmospheric pressure to ~0.025%, as well as other gases.

The NOCH-1 GasRaman system is ideal for any academic, research, industrial, or other institutions requiring laboratory and/or online gas phase Raman analysis at an affordable price, in addition to all other applications requiring a high performance, low-cost Raman analyzer system.

University Tag Number: 
195940
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  • Adam Gladen
Location
Dolve Hall
Room Number: 
124
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Surface Probe Microscopy
  • Scanning Tunneling

GE Inspection Technologies v/tome/x s 240kV microfocus X-ray computed tomography system with 180kV nanoCT X-ray and high-contrast digital flat panel detector for detailed non-destructive testing/3D reconstruction.  NSF MRI# 1229417.  

University Tag Number: 
191645
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  • Jayma Moore
Location
USDA NCSL Lab
Room Number: 
EM Lab 112
Inventory Classification
  • Materials Characterization
  • Physical Properties
  • Particle Size Analysis

Application: GPC is often used to determine the relative molecular weight of polymer samples as well as the distribution of molecular weights. What GPC truly measures is the molecular volume and shape function as defined by the intrinsic viscosity. If comparable standards are used, this relative data can be used to determine molecular weights within ± 5% accuracy.

University Tag Number: 
145383
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  • Gordon Bierwagen
Location
Research I
Room Number: 
168