Characterization

Conn Center For Renewable Energy Research, Materials Characterization Service Center

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  • Thermal Analysis:
    • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) TA 2050
    • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) TA2910
    • Simultaneous TGA/DSC (SDT Q600)
  • Electron Microscopy:
    • 200-kV FEI Tecnai F20 FEG TEM-STEM with: (a) Gatan GIF2002 EELS spectrometer, (b) EDAX and (c) Fishione HAADF detectors, (d) specialty holders
    • FEI Nova600 FEG-SEM
    • TESCAN Vega3 tungsten filament-SEM
  • Surface Anaylsis:
    • VG Scientific MultiLab 3000 custom-built UHV system for XPS, Auger, and UPS
  • Optical Analysis:
    • Renishaw Raman/PL system with NIR-Vis-UV optics
    • PerkinElmer Spectrum BX FTIR
    • Brookhaven Instrument Corporation 90Plus Particle Size Analyzer
    • PerkinElmer UV/VIS/NIR spectrophotometer
  • X-Ray Diffractometry:
    • Bruker Discovery D8 HR-XRD with scintillation and LynxEye(TM) detectors and DHS 1100 Dome Heating Stage
    • Bruker EVA software and ICCD PDF-2 database
  • BET Analysis:
    • TriStar 3000 gas adsorption analyzer
  • Contact:
  • Tatiana Krentsel, Ph.D., 502-852-1578, Email
    Jacek B. Jasinski, Ph.D., 502-852-6338, Email
  • Location:
  • Room No. 10 - Lutz Hall,  Map

Micro/Nanotechnology Center

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  • MEMS fabrication by photolithographic processing.
  • Deep etching, back-to-front side aligned patterns.
  • Glass-silicon wafer bonding.
  • Photo-mask using a submicron resolution Heidelberg Instruments laser pattern generator.

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment. Many of these instruments in the facility are the first of their kind in Kentucky, and a few instruments are the first of their kind in the United States (Asylum Haptic AFM, Obducat Nanoimprinter).

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Zeiss 1430 scanning electron microscope with Nabity lithography package
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Contact:
  • Tereza Paronyan, PhD, Lab Manager, 502-852-1703, Email
    Brigitte H. Fasciotto, Ph.D., Administrative Manager, 502-852-7308, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building,  Map

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment. Many of these instruments in the facility are the first of their kind in Kentucky, and a few instruments are the first of their kind in the United States (Asylum Haptic AFM, Obducat Nanoimprinter).

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Zeiss 1430 scanning electron microscope with Nabity lithography package
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Contact:
  • Tereza Paronyan, Ph.D., Lab Manager, 502-852-1703, Email
    Brigitte H. Fasciotto, Ph.D., Administrative Manager, 502-852-7308, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building on Belknap Campus, Map

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(ULNMR) Facility

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    Three Varian NMR spectrometers, available for collaborative studies.
  • 2-channel Varian 400MR (400 MHz for protons) equipped with 96-place robotic sample changer
  • 3-channel Varian Inova 500 MHz NMR equipped with long duration VT accessory
  • 4-channel Varian VNMRS-700 MHz NMR equipped with 1H, 13C enhanced HCN cryoprobe
  • Manager:
  • Neal Stolowich, PhD, 502-852-7894, email
  • Locations:
  • Chemistry Building, 2320 S. Brook St., Louisville, KY