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Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL) — Engineering Building III


Our central laboratory is located in Engineering Building III, room 1202. It has a high-temperature furnace, hot press, grinding and polishing stations, fine cutters, a ball mill, a shaker table, a sandblaster, a rolling machine, a hydraulic press, and two fume hoods.


Our analytical lab space is located in room 1315 of Engineering Building III. It includes two optical microscopes with digital image grabbing, a Quad Group Romulus Work Station, a Variable Frequency Microwave, and a Vickers Hardness test machine. We have also recently purchased an SEM system with an EBSD, EDS, and an in-situ tension and heating stage. In addition, the lab owns an Ion-Beam Assisted deposition (IBAD) system. There is also local access to a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) through the Chemistry department.

Available to the entire NCSU research community are the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) and the Constructed Facilities Laboratory (CFL). Among their extensive capabilities are some our group regularly uses, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and MTS servo-hydraulic testing machine.