Dr. Jason Benedict, Assistant Professor in Chemistry
The CMI scientists and engineers have expertise and facilities for comprehensive characterization of all types of materials.
Methods employed include, among others:
- Optical characterization (absorbance, fluorescence, Raman, etc.) on timescales from femtoseconds to hours;
- Advanced imaging at length scales from atomic to macroscopic (virtually all types of optical and electron microscopies)
- Magnetic and electronic characterization down to liquid helium temperatures
- Diverse static and time-resolved small-and wide-angle diffraction methods
- Mechanical testing from nano-indentation to full-scale testing of structural elements.
These researchers are also developing new high-throughput approaches that allow simultaneous measurements on many samples, accelerating the pace of new materials development. They are regular users of national and international synchrotron and advanced light source facilities.