Equipment Listing

Crystal Preparation and Characterization Resistance

Microanalysis Facilities

  • JEOL 5910 SEM equipped with SE and BSE detectors and EDS capabilities.
  • Amray 1845 FEG scanning electron microscope with SE and BSE imaging, thin window EDS, and Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM) accessory
  • Philips CM30 Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope equipped with thin window EDS, heated stage to 1000ºC, cold stage down to 100 K, strain and vacuum stages. Parallel Electron Energy Loss Spectrometer
  • JEOL 8200 Automated Electron Microprobe with 5 wavelength dispersive spectrometers (WDS), integrated EDS system, and high-precision stage for large samples
  • FEI-Tecnai G2-F20 STEM.
  • Complete SEM and TEM sample preparation facilities

Surface Characterization Facilities

  • JEOL JAMP-7830F Auger Microprobe with Hemispherical Mirror Analyzer,Cooling/heating stage, fracture stage, ion depth profiling, Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM), and Reflected Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Microscopy Powder Preparation, Handling,

Forming and Characterization Facilities

  • High Pressure Gas Atomizer (HPGA)
  • Cyclotex Pneumatic/Closed Loop (air classifier)
  • Industrial Prototype HPGA
  • Automated Woven Mesh Sieving System
  • Rapid Solidification Melt Spinner Furnace
  • Sub-sieve Sonic Sifter
  • High Energy Mechanical Alloying Attritors
  • Multi-axis Eccentric Powder Blender
  • Vacuum Hot Press (40 Ksi, 1500 C)
  • Microtrac Automated Particle Size Distribution Analyzer
  • 75 ton, 2200 C, Centorr Hot Press
  • Pycnometer
  • Cold Isostatic Press (100 Ksi)
  • Powder Flowability Testing
  • Hot Isostatic Press (45 Ksi, 2000°C)
  • Beckman-Coulter submicron particle size analyzer
  • Twin Screw Extruder Tap Densities Testing
  • Single Screw Injection Molder Compacted
  • Angle of Repose Testing Sintering Furnace System (1000ºC)
  • Rheometer
  • Inert Atmosphere Glove Box Handling Facilities
  • 1/2 gal. Sigma Blade Mixer
  • Acucut Pneumatic Classifier
  • Brinkman Viscosity Tester
  • Spex 8000 mixer mill (mechanical alloying)
  • Gilson Spinning Riffler 1 l & 5 l cap.

X-ray Diffraction Characterization Facilities

Physical Properties Measurement Facilities

  • Calorimetry, 3k to 350k @ fields to 10 T for heat capacity Heat capacity (350K to 1K)
  • Ac/dc Electrochemical measurements @ 300K for corrosion properties, Impedance spectroscopy
  • Electrical conductivity (room temp. to 1000°C)
  • Perkin-Elmer Differential Thermal Analyzer (DTA)Thermal electric power (room temp. to 1000°C)
  • Perkin-Elmer Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Thermal diffusivity (room temp. to 1000°C)
  • Perkin-Elmer Pyris I Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Hall effect (room temp.)
  • Resistivity Measurements (2 to 1200 K)
  • Ultrasonic inspection and characterization (velocity, attenuation, flaw detection, harmonic generation), 25°C to 600°C
  • Vickers and Rockwell Hardness Testing
  • Brinell Hardness Instrument
  • Salt Fog Corrosion Resistance Testing
  • Wilson Tukon Micro Hardness Tester

Sample Preparation Facilities

  • Zeiss Axiovert 200 Optical Microscope
  • Spark Cutter
  • Fully Equipped Metallographic Laboratory
  • Evaporator
  • 2 Ion Millers
  • 2 Electropolishers
  • 2 Dimplers
  • Sputter Coater
  • High & Low speed diamond wheel dicing saws

Primary Fabrication Facilities

Pure Metal and Alloy Preparation Facilities

Analytical Facilities (This facility is now closed to external use.)

Plasma Spray FacilitiesPlasma Arc Spray System (atomsphere and pressure controlled)

  • High-Velocity Oxygen-Fuel Coating System

Tribology Facilities

  • Falex ISC-450 Pin-on-disc tribometer with 600oC temperature capability and humidity control.
  • Dry-sand-rubber-wheel abrasion tester for ASTM G-65
  • Hommel T-8000 Profilometer with automated 3-d surface profiling and extended software capabilities