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MBraun Lab Master Glove Box System N-037 MSC Inert gas system with Nitrogen Gas
Horizontal Furnace System N-037 MSC Horizontal tube furnace system with pressure and temperature control, along with Argon and ultra-high vacuum hydrogen gas
Centrifuges N-037 MSC Centrifuge for 2D materials exfoliation
Fume Hood & Ultrasonic system N-037 MSC Furnace system with temperature control system up to 250°0C
Ultra-High Temperature Furnace N-037 MSC Furnace system with temperature control system up to 2500°C
Horizontal Tube Furnace N-037 MSC  
Thermal Evaporation System N-129A MSC Tube furnace system with pressure and temperature control up to 1500°C. Set up with Argon, ultra-high vacuum hydrogen and nitrogen gas system
Thin Film Deposition Physics Department Turn-key, computer controlled high vacuum deposition apparatus (K.J. Lesker model PVD 75) with thermal and e-beam evaporation sources, film thickness monitor, shutters and large capacity turbo-pump
Chemical Vapor Deposition Physics Department Seven CVD systems equipped with gas pressure and mass flow controllers. There are four ultrasonic sprayer systems, two three-zone furnaces and an ambient pressure CVD with a three zone furnace that reaches up to 1100°C
High Temperature Treatment Physics Department A high temperature furnace able to reach up to 1700°C, equipped with an alumina tube reactor. One heat furnace with quartz tube that reaches 1100°C. Both have lines of inert atmosphere
Pulsed Laser-Vaporization (PL) driven CVD Physics Department Home-built system, including Nd:YAG laster max 10Hz pulse rep rate at four output wavelengths: 1064nm, 1160 mJ/pulse; 532nm, 500 mJ/pulse; 355nm, 290 mJ/pulse; and 266nm, 150 mJ/pulse
Centrifuges Physics Department Two centrifuges (14000 rpm for Beckman Coulter Microfuge 18 centrifuge and 10200 rpm for Beckman Coulter Allegra X-15R centrifuge) for separation of nanomaterials by size/weight. They can be used for separation and optimized recoveries
Oxygen plasma cleaner Physics Department Harrick PDC-32G plasma cleaner can be used to remove impurities from sample surfaces using plasma created by oxygen. It includes a Pyrex chamber and a removable front cover and applies a maximum of 18W to its RF coil
Ultrasonic horns and baths Physics Department High intensity horns; high amplitude processing of small volumes; programmable memory; pulsing and timing functions; remote on/off capabilities. Can be used to remove contaminates. Contains heater which can be set to certain water bath temperatures

Magnetic stirrer and hot plate Physics Department VWR advanced hot plate stirrer: microprocessor controlled; cool touch, chemical- resistant housing; excellent temperature uniformity. Speed range 60-1600 rpm. Temperature range: 30 to 500°C
Cross flow filtration Physics Department Designed for performing and monitoring the filtration of R&D scale volumes. The system contains KrosFlo Digital Pressure Monitor that reads process pressures
Glove Box Physics Department It can be used for air-sensitive chemicals/ sample preparation. Oxygen and water sensors are equipped
Spin Coater Physics Department Chemat KW-4A spin coater: maximum speed 8000 rpm. Speed stability ± 1%. Coating uniformity ± 3%. Laurell WS-400 spin processor: capable of spinning up to Ø 150mm wafers and 102mm x 102mm substrates. Maximum speed 10000 rpm
Sputter Coater Physics Department Can be used for fine-grain coatings. A dc magnetron head generates negligible heat. A variety of metals can be sputtered
Hot Press Physics Department Can be used to make pellets from powders with the assistance of a certain amount of binders
FTIR Physics Department Bruker V80 vacuum instrument: range 50 cm-1 - 10,000 cm-1 with FT Raman attachment; low temperature cryostat 4-400 K
UV-Vis-NIR Physics Department Grating instrument for transmission, variable angle reflectance, diffuse reflectance
Triple Grating Micro/Macro Raman Spectrometer Physics Department For photolumine/sites/default/files/2dlm/ElectricalResistivity.jpgscence and Raman scattering; very high stray light rejection, additive or substractive modes; and L-N2 cooled CCD camera. Laser excitation from near IR to UV
Microscope-based Spectrometer Physics Department Renishaw INVia with thermoelectric CCD, for photoluminescence, Raman or Rayleigh scattering near-IR to UV. This unit includes a low temperature cryostat that allows experiments in controlled atmospheres and simultaneous electrical measurements. The microscope based spectrometer is equipped with a cryostat and a Pfeiffer model HiPace 80 turbo molecular pump
Thermogravimetric analysis Physics Department  
Electrical Resistivity and Thermoelectric Power 4-600 K Physics Department Home-built system with vacuum-gas handling chamber for chemical sensor research
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) Physics Department FEI XL30 SEM with W filament is equipped with the following detectors: secondary electron SE, EDS, Backscattering detector BS, scanning transmission electron microscopy detector STEM, up to 30 kV