Our Facilities

Research work and problem-solving services performed in the Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) Materials Science Core are enabled by world-class, high-tech equipment to perform failure analyses and characterization of materials and devices. The ADL Health Sciences Core Facility houses instruments for life-science research. The equipment is overseen by dedicated ADL scientists and engineers, who provide equipment training, maintenance, operator services and consultation to our academic and industry users. The lab staff is available for advice in all aspects of sample characterization, ranging from sample preparation to measurement and data analysis.

To check out our large array of instrumentation, its applications and specifications, please click on the instrument suite categories. You can also use the search field to look for a particular instrument or technique.

Electron Microscopy

• Field Emission SEM
• Variable Pressure SEM
• Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
• Field Emission TEM

Optical Microscopy

• Upright Optical Microscope
• Inverted Stage Microscope
• Stereo Microscope

Surface and Chemical Analysis

• X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
• FTIR Spectroscopy
• Atomic Force Microscopy
• Optical Profiler
• Stylus Profiler
• Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

Non-Destructive Testing

• 2D and 3D X-ray Imaging
• Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (C-SAM)
• IR Microscopy

Thermal and Mechanical Analysis

• Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
• Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
• Thermo Mechanical Analyzer (TMA)
• Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
• TGA with Mass Spectrometry (TG-/MS)
• Thermal Diffusivity System (TDS)
• Fatigue Testers

Crystallography and Particle Size Analysis

• X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
• Laser Particle Size Analyzer

Sample Prep Tools
Machine Shop
Health Science Core Facility (HSCF)
Other S3IP Facilities