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Inorganic Materials Characterization Facility (IMCF)  

IMCF Photo

 

The following equipment is available on a recharge basis. Contact the facility manager for access and training.

Instrument

Hourly rate for UC users*

Hourly rate for non-UC users**

 

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) apparatus (Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano) for determination of nanoparticle size. With Multi Purpose Titrator for zeta potential measurements.

SOP

$20

$29

 

Steady-state photoluminescence apparatus with thermoelectrically cooled CCD detector (Ocean Optics QE65 and QEPro) covering the range 250-1050 nm, with a resolution of 0.4 nm. Excitation sources include various blue (450, 480nm) and UV (365, 370, 385nm) diodes (for PL) and broadband deuterium-halogen continuous source (for ABS or DR).  The detection optics can be focused to 1 mm spot size.

SOP

$20

$29

 

Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer with attenuated total reflectance (ATR) attachment (Nicolet 6700 with Smart-iTR diamond ATR crystal). Liquid nitrogen-cooled MCT-A detector; spectral range 600-11,7000 wavenumbers.

SOP

$25

$36.25

 

Raman microscope (Renishaw inVia), upright microscope with x-y mapping stage. 532 nm and 785 nm excitation sources.

SOP

$42

$60.90

 

Fluorescence plate reader (Molecular Devices Gemini XPS) dual-monochromator microplate spectrofluorometer)

SOP

$20

$29

 

Absorbance plate reader (Molecular Devices Spectramax 340Pc384) Microplate Spectrophotometer

SOP

$10

$14.50

 

Fluorescence microscope (Nikon Eclipse LV-150) coupled with an ANDOR Time-gated CCD camera
temporal resolution = 8ns

SOP

$30

$43.50

 

4-point conductivity probe based on Keithley 2001 Multimeter and electronics for wafer resistivity characterization.

SOP

$10

$14.50

 

Electrochemical etching apparatus for preparing porous Si films. Keithley 2601 Sourcemeter, with Labview (TM) computer interface allows fabrication of photonic crystals, Bragg stacks, microcavities, and Fabry-Perot layers.

SOP

$25

$36.25

 

Optical reflectance spectrometers (Ocean Optics USB-4000 and USB-2000), fiber optic attachments, microscope optics, and light sources for acquisition of optical reflectivity and Fabry-Perot interference data. Spectral wavelength range 400-1000 nm.

SOP

$15

$21.75

 

Ceramic tube furnace capable of controlled-atmosphere heating of samples to 1000 °C.

SOP

$20

$29

 

High-output Ozone Generator (Ozone Solutions, product ID OZV-8)

SOP

$20

$29

 

Vacuum oven for heating of samples to 300 °C

SOP

$20

$29

 

Muffle furnace for atmospheric oxidation of samples to 1000 °C

SOP

$20

$29

 

Porosimetry gas adsorption/surface area measurement apparatus (Micromeritics ASAP 2020) for acquisition of BET, BJH, DFT data to determine surface area, average pore size, pore volume.

SOP

$20

$29

 

Computer-controlled (LABVIEW) gas-dosing apparatus, consisting of a Teflon gas-dosing chamber fitted with a transparent optical window and gas mixer/mass-flow controller (Cole-Parmer) systems. The software and mass flow controllers can handle various low volatility, high volatility, toxic, corrosive, and flammable analytes.

SOP

$20

$29

 

Contact Angle Goniometer (ramé-hart Model 200) for measuring contact angle and surface energy.

SOP

$10

$14.50

 

SQUID Magnetometer

$50

$100

 

HPLC Thermo Scientific ™ Dionex ™ UltiMate ™ 3000 UHPLC. Pressures up to 620 bar (9,000 psi) at flow rates of up to 10 mL/min, detector data collection rates up to 100 Hz, and injection cycle times as low as 15 s, supports conventional LC and UHPLC applications.

SOP

$25

$36.26

 

Fluorescence Spectrometer Perkin-Elmer LS-55 or Ocean Optics QEPro™ systems.

SOP

$10

$14.50

 

Thermogravimetric Analyzer/Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TGA-DSC) Perkin-Elmer STA 6000 Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer. Can use nitrogen, oxygen, or air ambients.

SOP

$15

$21.76

 

Powder X-ray Diffractometer Bruker D8 Advance diffractometer using Cu Kα (1.5418 Å) radiation (40 kV, 40 mA).

SOP

$20

$29

 

Consultation-Training

$50

$72.50

 

Consultation-non-Training

$25

$36.25

*Instrument rates are for usage only. If we run the analyses for you, there is an additional per hour charge of $25.
**Rates for Non-UC Users include overhead we are required to charge off-campus users.