Nanocomposites Processing and Analytical Laboratory
This laboratory contains equipment for producing hybrid blends of polymer melts and liquid suspensions with different functional fillers of nano- to millimeter-scale size and to fabricate samples for material property characterization. Thermal, rheological, static/dynamic-mechanical, and physical properties of polymeric materials can be analyzed in the polymer lab. Surface characterization for wood and polymers can be also performed by measurements of contact angle and surface energy. The degree of cure and adhesive properties of thermosetting-polymers can be analyzed using thermal and mechanical properties.
Atomic Force Microscope
Asylum Research MFP 3D Classic.
Inverse Gas Chromatograph (iGC)
Surface Measurement Systems
Electromechanical Actuator Testing Frame
Instron 5966 (2 kip)
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer Q800
This machine utilizes state-of-the-art, non-contact, linear drive technology to provide precise control of stress.
Dynamic Scanning Scanning Calorimeter Q2000
TA Instrument’s top-of-the-line research-grade DSC with unmatched performance in baseline stability, sensitivity, and resolution.
A torque rheometer that utilizes the latest developments in CAN Field Bus Technology.
Universal Temperature/Process Controller
1/4 DIN panel mounted, auto-tuning controller that can be used for precise control of single loop with two independent outputs field-configurable as direct acting reverse acting, and 2 alarms.
Gemini II Rheometer
Key technical features include a broad torque range which extends to 200mNm and makes the Gemini suitable for a wide range of applications in research and product development.
Dynisco Melt Flow Indexer
Delivers a wide range of data that includes not only melt index values, but also shear stress, shear rate, viscosity and apparent melt density, as well as testing conditions.
Athena Mini Spray Dyer B-290
The BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290 is easy to operate and can be used with a small quantity of materials. It is convenient for investigating many operation conditions.
Malvern Mastersizer 2000
It has a wide range of automated sample dispersion units for the measurement of wet and dry samples. These are controlled through SOPs, providing ease of method development and transfer.
Melvern Morphologi G3s
Measures the size and shape of particles using the technique of static image analysis. Fully automated and with integrated dry sample preparation makes it the ideal replacement for costly and time-consuming manual microscopy measurements.
Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope TM 3000
Provides variable accelerating voltage, higher beam current, large stage and chamber, and smaller footprint.