Instruments at MCL

Latest Instrument Acquired at MCL

This TEM unifies fast, efficient and easy operation with proven reliability to serve many applications needs - from basic, rapid sample screening to unique, sophisticated experiments requiring superior analytical capabilities.

Mercury porosimetry is used to measure the porosity of a material by applying controlled pressure to a sample immersed in mercury. 

Helium pycnometry measures true (absolute) and skeletal (apparent) volume and density.  

The new PANalytical X’Pert3 MRD advances in detector technology, enhanced Eularian cradle positioning accuracy and speed, plus improved optics, software and X-ray safety features.

 Xeuss 2.0 HR SAXS/WAXS with Pilatus3 200K Detector and SWAXS Module

ToF-SIMS extends beyond the world of hard materials

Life Sciences Atomic Force Microscopy (bio - AFM)

Atomic force microscopy allows direct visualization of the three-dimensional structure of a sample surface with nanoscale resolution. Unlike many other high-resolution imaging techniques, AFM does not require staining or coating of the sample, leaving native surfaces unaltered. Together with the ability to operate in a fluid environment, this makes AFM an unparalleled technique for studying biomolecules and the dynamics of biological processes in situ and in almost real-time.

Micro-hardness testing permits measuring the hardness of a material on a microscopic scale. The Qness Q60 A+ microindenter is a fully automated system with quick and precise positioning relative to the sample. The machine is equipped with three different magnification lenses (10X, 40X, and 65X) and three indenters (Vickers, Knoop and Brinell), which facilitate hardness measurements across a broad range of materials. Samples with varying heights and tilts can be indented at the same time with the Qness CAS sample holders.

The LabRAM HR Evolution offers a fully automated, extended wavelength range capability. It also has an unsurpassed achromatic optical design with a high focal length. 

The LabRAM HR Evolution is the ultimate instrument for Raman spectroscopy and is ideally suited to both micro and macro measurements, offerring advanced confocal imaging capabilities in 2D and 3D.

Talos F200X allows for the fastest and most precise EDS analysis in all dimensions (1D-4D).