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NCFL Equipment and Capabilities

  • TEM: Transmission Electron Microscopy
    JEOL JEM ARM200f NEOARM: COMING in 2024 –
    Atomic resolution scanning/transmission electron microscope equipped with Cold-FEG, automated aberration correction, and EDS
    • JEOL JEM 2100: Analytical scanning/transmission electron microscope equipped with EDS
    • Philips EM420:  Low Energy – high contrast transmission electron microscope 
  • SEM: Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • JEOL IT-500HR analytical FEG SEM offering a seamless link from optical to high magnification SEM images and automated large area imaging and spectroscopy analyses
    • FEI Quanta 600 FEG Environmental SEM equipped with EDS, heating stage, mechanical testing fixture
    • LEO (Zeiss) 1550 Field Emission SEM equipped with EDS and EBSD
  • FIB: Focused Ion Beam, Dual-Beam Workstation
  • Spectroscopy
    • WITec alpha 500: Confocal Raman Microscope
    • Agilent Cary 5000: UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer
    • PHI Quantera Hybrid: X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS)
  • Scanning Probe, Optical, and Surface Analysis
    • Bruker Multimode AFM: Atomic force microscope
    • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS: Dynamic light scattering particle size analyzer
    • Quantachrome AUTOSORB-1: BET surface area measurements
    • Hysitron TriboIndenter: nanomechanical test instrument
    • HIROX KH-7700: 3D Digital Video Microscope
  • Specimen Preparation Equipment
    • Gatan PIPS II: Precision ion polishing system
    • Gatan Solarus II: Plasma cleaning tool
    • Leica EM TIC 3X: Ion beam milling system
    • RMC Boeckeler PowerTome PC: Cryo-ultramicrotome