Instrumentation

MCAL's three categories of instrumentation (Materials Characterization, Materials Processing, and Accelerated
Weathering
) are listed below by analytical technique, model, and vendor.

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Materials Characterization

Chromatographic/Separation Methods
GC-MS Series 6890/5973 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer Hewlett-Packard
HPLC Series 1100 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph Agilent Technologies
LC-MS 4000 Q-Trap Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer Applied Biosystems
     
Elemental Analysis
EA CHNS-932 Elemental Analyzer with VTF-900 Oxygen Analyzer LECO
SEM-EDS JSM-6010LA InTouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy JEOL
XRF ZSX Primus X-Ray Flourescence Spectrometer Rigaku
     
Magnetic Characterization
PPMS Physical Property Measurement System Quantum Design
     
Nanomechanical Testing
NI TriboIndenter (Nanomechanical Testing Apparatus) Hysitron
PT Insight Electromechanical Testing System / Pull Tester MTS
     
Non-Destructive Inspection
SAM Gen5 C-Mode Scanning Acoustic Microscope Sonoscan
SEM-EDS JSM-6010LA InTouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy JEOL
XIS XD7600NT X-ray Imaging System Dage Precision
Industries
     
Particle Size Analysis
XRD D8 Discover with GADDS Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer Bruker Advanced X-ray Solutions
     
Resonance Methods
NMR 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer with solid state capabilities JEOL
     
Spectroscopy
FT-Raman Nicolet NXR 9650 FT-Raman Spectrometer Thermo Scientific
FTIR Vertex 70 Fourier Transform Infrared
Spectrometer
Bruker Optics
GC-MS Series 6890/5973 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer Hewlett-Packard
LC-MS 4000 Q-Trap Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer Applied Biosystems
MALDI-TOF Ultraflex Series II MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer Bruker Daltonics
NMR 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer with solid state capabilities JEOL
PALS Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectrometer EG&G Ortec
RIS Aramis Confocal Raman Imaging System Horiba Jobin Yvon
     
Surface Characterization
AFM 5500 Atomic Force Microscope Agilent Technologies
CP P-15 Longscan Stylus/Contact Profiler KLA Tencor
OP NT3300 Optical Profiler Veeco/Wyko
NI TriboIndenter (Nanomechanical Testing Apparatus) Hysitron
SEM-EDS JSM-6010LA InTouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy JEOL
STM 5500 Atomic Force Microscope Agilent Technologies
     
Thermal Analysis
TGA Q500 Thermogravimetric Analyzer TA Instruments
DMA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer TA Instruments
RHMTR ARES Rheometer TA Instruments
DSC Q1000/Q2000 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter TA Instruments
TMA Thermomechanical Analyzer 2940 TA Instruments
     
Thermomechanical Analysis
DMA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer TA Instruments
RHMTR ARES Rheometer TA Instruments
TMA Thermomechanical Analyzer 2940 TA Instruments
     
Thin Film Analysis & Characterization
AFM 5500 Atomic Force Microscope Agilent Technologies
CP P-15 Longscan Stylus/Contact Profiler KLA Tencor
GIXD D8 Discover with GADDS Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer Bruker Advanced X-ray Solutions
OP NT3300 Optical Profiler Veeco/Wyko
NI TriboIndenter (Nanomechanical Testing Apparatus) Hysitron
SEM-EDS JSM-6010LA InTouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy JEOL
STM 5500 Atomic Force Microscope Agilent Technologies
XRR D8 Discover with GADDS Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer Bruker Advanced X-ray Solutions
     
X-ray Techniques
PXRD Ultima IV Powder X-Ray Diffactometer Rigaku
SEM-EDS JSM-6010LA InTouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy JEOL
XIS XD7600NT X-ray Imaging System Dage Precision Industries
XRD D8 Discover with GADDS Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer Bruker Advanced X-ray Solutions
XRF ZSX Primus X-Ray Flourescence Spectrometer Rigaku
XRR D8 Discover with GADDS Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer Bruker Advanced X-ray Solutions
     

Materials Processing

Sample Preparation
BME 1 SimpliMet 1000 Automatic Mounting Press Buehler
BME 2 EcoMet 3000 Grinder/Polisher Buehler
BME 3 IsoMet 4000 Linear Precision Saw Buehler
     
Welding
OW 5H Orbital Welder Swagelok
     

Accelerated Weathering

Q-Fog
Q-FOG Q-Fog Cyclic Corrosion Tester 600/1100 Q-Lab
     
QUV
QUV/SE QUltraviolet/Solar Eye Q-Lab