Materials Characterization

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Analytical research facility with 2‐D and 3‐D microscopy capabilities coupled with electrochemical techniques
  • Characterization techniques to map the surface and sub‐surface structure of materials
  • Qualitative analysis of solid materials; metals, polymers, biological samples, and composites subject to an electrochemical (DC) signal
  • Nanoscale surface changes caused by an electrochemical signal are observed and recorded for further analysis

2. Deliverables

  • Nanoscale surface analysis used for micro-components design, polymeric conducting membranes, and biological membranes used in the medical field
  • Rapidly direct mapping of nano-mechanical properties such as elastic modulus, adhesion, and dissipation in doped materials in temperature ranges of -350C to 1000C in either air or liquid environments
  • Supports research on corrosion, polymers, semiconductors, and biological samples

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • Atomic Force Microscope Bruker Multimode 8 coupled with Nano Scope V‐ Superior resolution and performance, image optimization for fluid environments