Welcome to ADL
The Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) is a centralized, interdisciplinary, multi-user research and development facility at Binghamton University that promotes commercialization of microelectronic technologies. ADL support wide variety of activities from basic research programs,industrial R&D projects,and industrial urgent problem solving tasks by providing technical information and data for materials diagnostics, analysis, characterization, and device fabrication processing. The laboratory supports electronic systems integration and packaging development, various materials research programs at Binghamton University, flexible electronics R&D programs. ADL also supports life science research program for medical applications, security systems for detection of pathogens, and additional industrial and consumer applications. ADL facilities are used by members of the Binghamton University research community, other academic institutions and profit and nonprofit organizations.
ADL is a component of the umbrella structure, The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP), a New York state Center of Excellence.
ADL is equipped with full array of state of the art instruments for various characterization and analytical tasks of R&D and industrial application. Some of them are listed below:
- Microscopy and analysis: Optical microscopes, scanning microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and dual beam focus ion beam (FIB).
- Surface analytical instruments: X-ray photo emission spectroscopy (XPS) with small spot analysis capability and ultra violet photo electron spectroscopy (UPS) with depth profiling capability.
- Crystal structure and small particle characterization: X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), laser particle size analyzer, powder surface area measurement tool.
- Thermal analysis and mechanical testing: DSC, TGA-MS, TMA, and DMA.
- Non-destructive testing: Scanning acoustic microscope (SAM), High resolution X-ray imaging system, and infrared microscope.
- Thin film deposition tool: Laser deposition for metals, insulations and semiconductors.
- Machine shop.
ADL instruments are managed and maintained by an excellent team of professional scientists and engineer who also teach instrument use, supervise operation and provide help for interpretation of the results obtained from ADL instruments. ADL staff members with extensive industrial experience also provide help for solving industrial problems for R&D projects or urgent manufacturing problems or reliability issues.