Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Hitachi TM3030 Plus tabletop - with ThermoFisher EDS detector


X-ray Diffractometry (XRD)

Philips PANalytical X-Pert - with thin-film detector
Bruker D2 Phaser - with Phi rotation


Thermal Analysis

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

NETZSCH 3500 Sirius - with modulated temperature abilities

Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) and DSC

TA Instruments SDT 650 - with autosampler


Physical Properties Testing

Mechanical Testing (tension, compression, flexure)

Instron 5969 - dual column tabletop testing system

Rheology, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), or Viscometry (flow)

TA Instruments DHR20 Rheometer/ DMA - the current rate is set as a trial basis. Rates and usage will be reevaluated soon.

Anton Paar - with tribology (friction) measuring attachment (coming soon)

Physisorption (surface area, pore size)

Micromeritics 3Flex

Pycnometry (density/ volume)

Anton Paar Ultrapyc 5000

Particle Size Analysis (PSA)

Beckman Coulter LS230- with PIDS detector

Dilatometry/ Thermal Expansion

Anter Corporation Workhorse IB



Ultraviolet/ Visible/ Near IR (UV-Vis-NIR)

Perkin Elmer Lambda 950 - with integrating sphere, 2D detector, URA

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR)

Nicolet iS50 FT-IR - with diamond ATR crystal


Optical Microscopy