Director: Randy Weinstein, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Focus: The study and development of various nanomaterials and thin films.
- Growth and use of carbon nanofibers for thermal management and as catalyst supports.
- Growth of metallic nanoparticles and the deposit of nano-thick films on surfaces.
- Creation of self-assembled monolayers (layers that are one molecule thick) for the lubrication of small devices and use as corrosion inhibitors.
- Development of molecular wires (electrical connections made by single molecules).
- Hitachi H-7600 transmission electron microscope (TEM) with EDAX energy dispersive spectroscopy system (EDS) and an AMT digital camera for image acquisition
- Hitachi S-4800 cold field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a YAG Back-Scattered Detector, an Oxford EDS System, and a HKL EBSD System
- JXA 840 tungsten filament scanning electron microscope
- Hitachi S570 SEM equipped with an EDAX image analysis and EDS system as well as with a Robinson backscatter detector
- Mössbauer spectroscopy laboratory consisting of three spectrometers with sample temperature variation capability from 1.8 K to 300 K and applied magnetic field up to 8 T in longitudinal geometry. Bruker-AXS Kappa/Apex II Diffractometer with a low temperature device (100K)
- ICP Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer
- Agilent PicoPlus atomic force microscope (AFM)
- Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption (AA) spectrophotometer
- Varian Mercury High Resolution (300 Mz) NMR Spectrophotometer with Solid State Capabilities Two Perkin Elmer UV-Visible spectrophotometers with kinetics packages
- Two Perkin Elmer FTIR spectrophotometers (Model 1615)
- Innovative Technology Inert Atmosphere Glovebox
- Hewlett Packard GC-Mass Spectrometer (Model 5890A)