Materials characterization equipment

Search our equipment database to find the tools you need for your next project.

Chromatography

  • 1/20/21
    High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a liquid mixture. The Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC offers the most flexibility for solvent selection and automation in HPLC method development, research and all HPLC applications requiring continuous access to a wide range of solvent choices. It is ideally suitable for multi-method, high-throughput workflows.
  • 3/8/21
    This customized Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatography system is equipped with a gas sampling valve at the inlet which is designed for direct gas sample tests. Two detectors, Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD) at the back and Flame Ionization Detector (FID) at the front, are dedicated for detecting most permanent gases excluding the carrier gas and most organic compounds (e.g., hydrocarbons), respectively.
  • 3/8/21
    The Agilent 6470 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS system is at the forefront of robustness, reliability and accuracy, which makes it a perfect option for many applications, including peptide quantitation, food safety, environmental, clinical research and forensics. The Agilent 6470 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS delivers superior sensitivity for trace level analysis with performance specifications in signal-to-noise (S/N) and instrument detection limit (IDL). It achieves sensitivity and resolution specifications with autotune.

Metrology

Microscopy

  • 1/27/21
    The Atomic Force Microscope System - Bruker Dimension Icon with ScanAsyst® for scanning probe microscopy is capable of nanoscale surface topography and morphology measurements of a range of different surface types producing high resolution, three-dimensional images by scanning a sharp probe over the sample surface.
  • 1/29/21
    The Asylum Research MFP-3D™ Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), is capable of providing three dimensional measurements at the nanometer scale. The instrument features low noise performance and a complete scientific software environment for data processing and analysis. The MFP-3D™ is ideal for many applications including physics, chemistry, biosciences, material science, nanotechnology, polymers, chemistry, nanolithography and quantitative nano measurements.
  • 1/27/21
    The JEOL JSM-6500F is a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) w/Electron Beam Lithography attachment, and Nanometer Pattern Generation Systems (NPGS). It offers high resolution images of very small inorganic and organic surface structures. The NPGS attachment enables lithography applications for semiconductor processing. This system is routinely used to create structures with features down to 50 nm. Higher resolution is possible with sufficient process optimization.
  • 3/27/19
    The Hitachi S4000 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with IXRF Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS) is a cold field emission SEM that is fast and easy to use. Good for microstructure and major and minor elemental analysis. 
  • 3/27/19
    The Hitachi SU70 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with Oxford Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS) is a top level research grade SEM with excellent performance both at low kV for surface imaging and at high kV for EDS analysis. Good for microstructure and major and minor elemental analysis.
  • 1/27/21
    The Carl Zeiss AURIGA CrossBeam Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscope is a state-of-the-art advanced scanning electron microscope integrated with high-resolution focused ion beam milling that enables photographic, chemical, and structural analysis of many inorganic and organic samples as well as nanoscale patterning via FIB etching or FIB-driven deposition of metals and insulators from gas-phase precursors. The system also includes TEM liftout, Oxford EDS system, and Avizo imaging interface/software for 3D reconstruction.
  • 1/27/21
    The JEOL JEM 2010 is a high-resolution electron microscope with an accelerating voltage of 200KV, and a point resolution of 0.19 nm. Equipped with a 5-axis micro-active goniometer, the JEOL HRTEM enables micro-structural analysis for a variety of crystalline materials. It provides bright or dark field morphology images, and the corresponding crystal structures by electron diffraction.
  • 8/12/14
    Stereoscopes, bright field, dark field, polarizing incident and transmitted optics with digital cameras. 
  • 1/20/21
    The Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope can efficiently provide Raman spectra for chemical composition and structure analysis.

Sample Preparation and Processing

  • 1/21/21
    The Labconco CentriVap® Aqueous Centrifugal Evaporating System is ideal for biology, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical research, and analytical chemistry applications. It is used to concentrate small-volume samples in aqueous solution. The system uses centrifugal force with heat and vacuum to rapidly evaporate and condense solvents from biological and analytical samples. Under vacuum (very low pressure), the vapor-liquid equilibrium of the solvent is shifted towards the gas phase, while the sample (DNA, peptide, etc.) remains primarily in the solid phase. The system enables easy removal of solvent with very little stress placed on the solute, resulting in a dry, solid sample (plus salts that were present in the solvent buffer, etc.)
  • 1/27/21
    The Labconco FreeZone® Triad™ Freeze Dry System (Model 700040) is designed for laboratory lyophilization procedures. 
  • 1/21/21
    Fume hoods available for sample preparation with solvents and acids.

Spectrometry

  • 1/20/21
    Chemiluminescence technique is the leading measurement method for detecting nitrogen oxides worldwide. The Eco Physics CLD 88Y et is a vacuum chemiluminescence Nitric Oxide analyzer with a digital display of the concentrations and diagnostic messages. This 800 series analyzer is modularly designed to allow the incorporation of the vacuum pump and thermal ozone scrubber inside the case of the analyzer. It has fast response time, unheated, ambient level chemiluminescence effect with a single reaction chamber. External restriction option (e) and shut off valve (t) provide for flexibility in sample flow rates.
  • 1/20/21
    The Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer uses a Xenon flash lamp to measure the emission of light from samples in four modes. With superior sensitivity, high signal-to-noise ratio and fast kinetics, it captures a data point every 12.5 ms and scans at 24,000 nm/min without peak shifts. 
  • 1/28/21
    The Agilent 7890B is a state-of-art gas chromatograph (GC) that provides superior performance for all GC applications with the use of advanced electronic pneumatic control (EPC) modules and high performance GC oven temperature control. The Agilent 240 Ion Trap mass spectrometer (MS), combined with the Agilent 7890B GC, delivers exceptional performance and unsurpassed flexibility with both MS and GC options. The MS is configured in internal mode and provides both electron ionization (EI) and chemical ionization (CI). The 7693 automatic liquid sampler (ALS) works as the interface on 7890B, providing power and communications for one automatic injector and one automatic sampler tray that are easily installed without the need for alignment.
  • 1/20/21
    The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) enables trace metal element analysis for liquid samples.
  • 3/8/21
    The Agilent 6470 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS system is at the forefront of robustness, reliability and accuracy, which makes it a perfect option for many applications, including peptide quantitation, food safety, environmental, clinical research and forensics. The Agilent 6470 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS delivers superior sensitivity for trace level analysis with performance specifications in signal-to-noise (S/N) and instrument detection limit (IDL). It achieves sensitivity and resolution specifications with autotune.
  • 3/4/20
    The Orbitrap XL Mass Spectrometer is an ion trap mass analyzer that consists of two outer electrodes and a central electrode, enabling the tool to act as both an analyzer and detector. Ions entering the Orbitrap are captured through "electrodynamic squeezing," after which they oscillate around the central electrode and in between the two outer electrodes. This system can operate in either standard ESI or Nano ESI modes. Furthermore, we have the ability build (in-house) nano-columns for specialized applications. For proteomics applications, the data can be analyzed in-house using Proteome Discoverer.
  • 1/20/21
    The Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope can efficiently provide Raman spectra for chemical composition and structure analysis.
  • 1/27/21
    The InPhotonics InPhototeTM Portable Raman Spectrometer is useful for rapid identification of chemicals or organic compounds, whether in the field or in the laboratory.  It is a high-quality Raman spectroscopy system in a rugged, portable package, equipped with a database of forensic materials. Most samples can be measured through packaging materials (i.e. glass and plastic). It is capable of identifying chemicals regardless of form (e.g. solids, liquids, slurries). Wet samples or water-based solutions do not pose additional identification difficulties.
  • 3/8/21
    The Cary 7000 Universal Measurement Spectrophotometer (UMS) is an all-encompassing device used for reflection, transmission, and absorption measurements from the near IR range all the way to UV. With the Cary 7000 computer interface, this device is easy to use, while maintaining functionality. The Cary 7000 UMS system is composed of a conventional Cary 5000 spectrophotometer unit and a UMA accessory unit.
  • 1/27/21
    The Innov-X Alpha 2 portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Spectrometer allows analysis in the field or of large specimens. It is used for metal alloy determination or trace element analysis of a selected group of elements. XRF Spectrometry is used to identify elements in a substance and quantify the amount of those elements present. In different modes of operation, the portable XRF can return results on major, minor and trace levels of elements. 

Thermal Processing & Analysis

Velocimetry

  • 12/21/20
    The LaVision FlowMaster Time-Resolved Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system offers high-resolution, high-speed tomographic particle image velocimetry and 3D particle tracking for studying complex flows. It is ideal for investigating unsteady swirling flows, turbulence-particle dynamics, and flow-structure interactions, e.g., spread of fires, autonomous drone aerodynamics, aneurysm treatment, novel engine designs, pollutant dispersion, waterway-ecosystem management, and wind-turbine aerodynamics.

X-ray Diffraction & Fluorescence