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We provide cost-effective access to precision laboratories, tools and equipment for electronic device development, and the study and analysis of materials. All are available for shared use by UB students and faculty, as well as researchers at other academic institutions, and those in government and industry.

This equipment database does not include the 3D/additive manufacturing equipment available in the Bonner Hall Digital Manufacturing Lab. For additional information, please click on the appropriate lab or contact Don Goralski at 716-645-5151.

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  • Accelerated Solvent Extractor – Dionex ASE 200
    The ASE 200 is a robust system for extracting soluble organic compounds from a variety of sample matrices at high temperatures and pressures. Can accommodate any sample that can be crushed and homogenized. Some examples of samples: soils, sediments, plant tissue, water filtration residue.
  • Atomic Force Microscope System - Bruker Dimension Icon with ScanAsyst ®
    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.
  • Atomic Layer Deposition Ultratech / Cambridge Nanotech Savannah S100
    The Ultratech / Cambridge Nanotech Savannah S100 Atomic Layer Deposition system enables atomic layer thin metal/oxide film deposition on Ultra High Aspect Ratio substrates. This precision thin film coating methodology can be used to deposit conformal, uniform films on substrates with aspect ratios of greater than 2000:1. High quality and very controllable deposition of thin films is possible by this technique.
  • Biosafety Cabinet – Labconco REDISHIP Purifier Logic+ Class II A2
    The Labconco REDISHIP Purifier Logic+ Class II A2 biosafety cabinet provides HEPA-filter protection to researchers, their samples and the surrounding lab environment from hazardous particulates that require Biosafety Level 1 or 2 containment. It features a minimum inflow velocity of 100 ft/min, as well as ergonomic design to provide a biologically safe and comfortable work environment.
  • Centrifugal Evaporating System - Labconco CentriVap® Concentrator System
    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.)
  • Chemiluminescence NO Analyzer - Eco Physics CLD 88Y
    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.
  • CO2 Incubators – VWR® Air Jacketed
    Two VWR® Air Jacketed CO2 Incubators offer high-temperature decontamination cycles to provide uniform conditions for a safe, stable and protected growth environment for cell and tissue cultures. Equipped with HEPA filtration safeguards to protect cultures from airborne contaminants. Air jacketed design enables high temperature decontamination cycles with an on-demand high heat disinfection cycle of 140°C dry heat. Thermal conductivity sensors control CO2 levels to ensure proper temperature, humidity and cell growth.
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Module – TA Instruments DSC Q20
    The TA Instruments DSC Q20 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) module provides for calorimetric applications. This instrument allows the measurement of differential heat flow from a sample as it is heated to high temperatures.
  • E-Beam Evaporator with Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) - Kurt J. Lesker Company AXXIS
    The Kurt J. Lesker AXXIS Electron-Beam Evaporator with Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) enables e-beam deposition of thin films of metals for contact layers on microelectronic devices.
  • E-Beam Lithography System (100kV) – Elionix ELS-G100
    The Elionix ELS-G100 electron beam lithography system produces a highly stable beam with a diameter as small 1.8nm, using acceleration voltages of up to 100kV and high beam currents.
  • Elemental Analyzer – Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (EA-IRMS) system – Thermo Scientific Flash 2000 EA, Delta V Plus IRMS
    This EA-IRMS system can simultaneously measure δC and δN of bulk organic material, as well as quantify %-Carbon and %-Nitrogen of the sample. Potential samples include sediments, plant tissues, bone, or other biological materials.
  • Ellipsometer - Film Sense FS-1 Multi-Wavelength
    The Film Sense FS-1 Multi-Wavelength Ellipsometer provides fast and reliable thin film measurements using long-life LEDs and a no-moving-parts ellipsometric detector. The film thickness of most transparent thin films from 0 – 1000 nm can be determined with by a simple 1 second measurement.  Optical constants, n & k, and other film properties can also be measured for many samples.
  • Etcher - Inductively Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion (ICP-RIE) - Trion Technology Oracle III
    The Trion Technology Oracle III  dry plasma etcher (ICP/RIE) is designed for semiconductor and microelectronic devices or substrates.
  • Etcher - Inductively Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion (ICP-RIE) - Trion Technology Phantom III
    The Trion Phantom III dry etcher is designed to supply state-of-the-art plasma etch capability for single wafers, dies or parts using fluorine and oxygen based chemistries. It features both RIE and ICP RF sources.
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) w/Electron Beam Lithography attachment - JEOL JSM-6500F
    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.
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with IXRF Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS) - Hitachi S4000
    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. 
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with Oxford Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS) – Hitachi SU70
    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.
  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer - Agilent Technologies Cary Eclipse
    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. 
  • Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) - Carl Zeiss AURIGA CrossBeam
    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 lift-out, Oxford EDS system, and Avizo imaging interface/software for 3D reconstruction.
  • Four Point Probe System - Jandel CYL-RM3000
    The Jandel CYL-RM3000 Four Point Probe System is used to measure the sheet resistance of shallow layers (as a result of epitaxy, ion-implant, diffusion or sputtering) and the bulk resistivity of bulk wafers. It is capable of sourcing 10 nA up to 100 mA, and 0 to 1000 mV. Our probe head has 4 tips with a spacing of 1 mm apart from each other. Each tip has a radius of 40 microns and it is preset to a pressure of 60 grams of force that will be exerted on your sample. The maximum pressure is 150 grams. The unit is capable of producing 10 nA up to 100 mA with a voltage of 0 to 1000 mV.
  • Freeze Dry System - Labconco FreeZone Triad
    The Labconco FreeZone® Triad™ Freeze Dry System (Model 700040) is designed for laboratory lyophilization procedures. 
  • Fume Hoods
    Fume hoods available for sample preparation with solvents and acids.
  • Furnace (tube) - LindbergBlue M™ - Thermo Electron Corp
    The Thermo Electron Corporation’s Lindberg/Blue M™ Tube Furnace is a high-temperature air or inert atmosphere 3-zone furnace.  Can be used for diffusing or annealing samples.
  • Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detectors (GC-FID) – Thermo Scientific Trace1310
    The Trace 1310 is a flexible and reliable gas chromatography system, in this case equipped with Split/Splitless (SSL) inlets and Flame Ionization Detectors suitable for quantitation of most organic compounds.
  • Gas Chromatography (GC) – Agilent Technologies 7890B GC with Gas Sampling Valve (GSV)
    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.
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) - Agilent Technologies 7890B GC - 240 Ion Trap MS
    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.
  • Gas Chromatography – Combustion/Pyrolysis – Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-C/Py-IRMS) system – Thermo Scientific Trace 1310 GC, Isolink II, ConFloIV, Delta V Plus IRMS
    This GC-IRMS system is configured to perform compound-specific isotope analysis of compounds that are separable via gas chromatography, and can measure either δH or δC.
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) - Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity
    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.
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometer (ICP-ES) – Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000
    The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) enables trace metal element analysis for liquid samples.
  • L2130-i Cavity Ring-down Spectrometer - Picarro
    The L2130-i is designed for high-precision isotopic analysis of liquid water, and simultaneously measures δH and δO in every analysis.
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LCMS) – Agilent Technologies 6470
    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.
  • Mass Spectrometer (MS) – Thermo Scientific, Orbitrap XL
    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.
  • Optical Microscopes
    Stereoscopes, bright field, dark field, polarizing incident and transmitted optics with digital cameras. 
  • Optical Microscopes: AO Epistar and Olympus BH2
    Two stereoscopes available, suitable for a very wide range of applications, from routine laboratory work to educational and research investigations.
  • Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) – Quantum Design EverCool II
    The Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) is an open architecture, variable temperature-field system that is optimized to perform a variety of automated electrical and magnetic measurements.
  • Porosity Analyzer: Micromeritics Tri-Star II Plus 3030 (surface area) with Micrometrics VacPrep 061 (Sample Degas System)
    The Micromeritics® TriStar II Plus 3030 is a fully automated surface area and porosity analyzer that enables highly accurate analysis of surface area and porosity of powders or other nano-structures, including uses such as new chemical synthesis or battery chemistries. 
  • Profilometer (Stylus) - Veeco Dektak®150
    Stylus profilers are used to measure surface metrology variations on flat substrates. This profilometer features an automated stage with step height, surface roughness, and film stress measurement capabilities.
  • Pycnometry System (gas displacement) - Micromeritics Accu-Pyc II 1340
    The Micromeritics Accu-Pyc II 1340 Gas Pycnometer provides high-precision volume measurements and density calculations on a wide variety of powders, and solids having volumes from 0.01 to 2000 cm3.
  • Raman Microscope - Renishaw InVia
    The Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope can efficiently provide Raman spectra for chemical composition and structure analysis.
  • Raman Spectrometer System (portable) – InPhotonics InPhotote
    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.
  • Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA) Vacuum Furnace - Ulvac Technology MILA 3000-P-N
    The Ulvac Technology MILA 3000 Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA) vacuum furnace is a programmable tabletop furnace for high temperature materials testing and analysis. It can heat samples to 1200°C in less than 24 seconds using an infrared gold image furnace with a programmable digital temperature controller, a quartz glass chamber and a gas controller.
  • Sputter Coater System (Precious Metal - Gold) - SPI-Module
    SPI-Module™ Sputter Coater System for precious metals (gold) enables super-fast deposition of thin films of the consistent, fine-grained quality needed for your SEM samples. The unit coats up to 200A of gold in 20 seconds.
  • Sputtering Deposition System - Kurt J. Lesker Company® PRO Line PVD 75
    The Kurt J. Lesker Company PRO Line PVD 75 is the next generation thin film deposition system based on the workhorse PVD 75 platform. 
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) & Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) – TA Instruments SDT Q600
    The TA Instruments DSC SDT Q600 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) & Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) provides simultaneous measurement of weight change (TGA) and true differential heat flow (DSC) on the same sample from ambient to 1300˚C.
  • Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer – ION TOF.SIMS Model 5-100
    ION TOF. TOF-SIMS  5, Ultra high vacuum time-of-flight mass spectrometer for chemical imaging, ion intensity mapping, depth profiling, and static mass spectra. This equipment is engineered for the characterization and analysis of smooth, flat, and solid samples. Ideal applications include analysis of glass, silicon wafers, thin polymer films such as commercial plastics, coatings, and paints. Other possible applications include particulate analysis, and geological samples, microtomed plant and animal tissue. Surface imaging with 100nm resolution is routine given idealized conditions. Excellent for failure analysis of microcircuits, micro- and nano-scale electronic devices.
  • Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry System (w/4D Particle Tracking) – LaVision FlowMaster
    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.
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (High Resolution) - JEOL JEM 2010
    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.
  • Ultraviolet Ozone Cleaning System - UVOCS T10x10/OES
    The UVOCS T10x10/OES Ultraviolet Ozone Cleaning System provides a simple, inexpensive and fast method of obtaining ultra-clean surfaces free of organic contaminants.  This process is ideal when thin film deposition with excellent adhesion to the surface is required.  Ultra-clean surfaces can easily be achieved by UV/Ozone processing in one to several minutes after the surface has been cleaned by conventional techniques.
  • Universal Measurement Spectrophotometer (UMS) – Agilent Technologies Cary 7000 UV-VIS-NIR
    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.
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD) System (w/inert atmosphere attachment and heated sample chamber) – Rigaku Ultima IV
    The Rigaku Ultima IV is a basic XRD system for analysis of powders, solids and thin film specimens. It provides the crystal structure of materials, and includes a database of materials.
  • X-ray Diffraction System (XRD) – Rigaku Ultima IV
    The Rigaku Ultima IV is a basic XRD system for analysis of powders, solids and thin film specimens. It provides the crystal structure of materials, and includes a database of materials.
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Microprobe - Physical Electronics, VersaProbe 5000
    The PHI VersaProbe XPS Microprobe is a multi-technique, ultra-high vacuum surface analysis instrument that is capable of producing focused, highly monochromatic X-ray beam that can be scanned over a sample surface. The spot size can be varied between less than 10 µm (for highest spatial resolution) to 100 µm (for highest sensitivity). The field of view can be as large as 1500 µm by 1500 µm. Software for surveys, high-resolution scans, sputter depth profiles, line scans, chemical images, automated analyses, and user-defined settings are all available on multiple workstations in the laboratory. The software library allows for post-analysis data processing. Elemental limits of detection of 3-4 atom % are routinely achieved.
  • Zetasizer - Malvern Panalytical Advance Ultra (Red Label)
    The Malvern Panalytical Zetasizer Advance Ultra (Red Label) is a light scattering system that measures particle and molecular size, particle charge and particle concentration. It is suitable for a wide range of materials, including difficult-to-measure viruses and virus-like particles (VLPs), requires no or little dilution, and is quick to use.