SEM with EBSD and Custom Heating and Loading Stage
Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an Electron Back Scatter Detector for grain mapping and analysis. The custom stage can heat up to 1,000ºC while loading under tension and fatigue.
Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD) Unit
Ion Beam Assisted Deposition for thin film physical vapor deposition.
High-Pressure High-Temperature Autoclave/Reactor
Autoclave/Reactor system capable of materials processing at elevated pressures and temperatures.
Metal sheet rolling machine
For surface cleaning and preparation
Electropolisher for reducing the surface roughness of a metallic workpiece.
Ultrasonic cleaner for removing contaminants adhered to the surface through high-frequency sound waves.
Variable Frequency Microwave (VFM) Oven
Variable Frequency Microwave for material processing.
Manual Hydraulic Press
- Up to 1700ºC operating temperature
- Programmable controller, multi-segment heating profile w/ adjustable ramp rate
- Heating in an inert atmosphere hot Press
- Maximum operating temperature of 2000 ºC in Vacuum or Argon
- Maximum vacuum – 5 x 10-7 torr.
- Maximum Pressure – 50 tons.
- 150 lbf rated force
- 70 in/sec rated velocity
- Square, triangle, and sine wave inputs with 4 MHz function generator
Two Fume Hoods
- Average face velocity 113 lfpm
- 36”x27” working space each
- Includes compressed air, water, and vacuum ports
Grinding And Polishing Stations
- Electronic loading system – variable force (3–60lbs)
- Grinding and polishing down to 0.05μm
Wafering blades/cut-off wheels (4-8 inch dia. / as thin as 0.012-inch thickness blade)
Variable speed ball mill for mixing powders
Optical Microscope With Digital Image Grabbing
- 5 – 1000 X magnification
- Digital Image Grabbing software
Quad Group Romulus Work Station
- Tests strength of thin films and coatings
- Breaking Point Test Platform
- Stud Pull Coating Adherence Module
- Breaking Point Software