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Instron Mechanical Testing

  • Instron 5969 Dual Column Tabletop Testing System
  •  Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing
  • Specifications
    • Maximum capacity: 50 kN (5,000 kg, 11,250 lbs); Minimum capacity: 5 N (.51 kg, 1.1 lbs)
    • Test speed range: 0.001 to 600 mm/min (0.00004 to 24 in/min)
    • 50 kN Wedge Action Grips
    • Strain Gauge Extensometer, 1 in gauge length
    • Bluehill Universal Testing Software
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BET Surface Area and Pore Size Analysis

  • Micromeritics Gemini V BET Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer
  • Micromeritics FlowPrep 060 Sample Degas System
Particle Size Analyzer

Particle Size Analyzer

  • Beckman Coulter LS230 particle size analyzer
  • Range of detection from 40 nm to 2 mm diameter (.04 to 2000 μm)
    • PIDS (Polarization Intensity Differential Scattering) detector has excellent small-diameter capabilities
  • Ultrasonicator to break up agglomerations and help suspend large particles
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  • METTLER AE100 Analytical Balance