Update 3/12/24: Labs MUST be reserved through Mendix.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State has numerous instruments for the characterization of materials that are available as a shared facility or we can perform measurements for you. Instruments for electrical/magnetic testing, thermal analysis, IR and UV/Vis spectroscopies, scanning electron and optical microscopies, mechanical properties, particle size, contact angle goniometry and X-ray diffraction structural analysis are included. User fees are applicable. For equipment usage and questions, please get in touch with Dr. Alexey Gulyuk.

Equipment: Mechanical Properties

Instron Model 4201 tensile tester1000 lb load cell, variable speed controller
RSL tension & compression tester1, 10, 1000, 10000 & 20000 lb load cell
Mitutoya HM112 digital microhardness tester10-1000 g loads
Shimadzu AGS-X tension & compression tester500N & 50kN load cell

Equipment: Thermal Properties

Exstar Seiko 6200 TG/DTA23-1100 C
Perkin-Elmer Diamond DSC23-700 C
Orton Model 2010 STD dilatometer23-1000 C

Equipment: Electrical/Magnetic Properties

Ecopia HMS-3000 Hall system77 & 300K, 0.55T field
Quantum Design SQUID Vibraing Sample Magnetometer1.8-400K, Fields to 7T
Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System1.9-350K, Fields to 9T, Resistivity, AC Transport, Torque Magnetometer

Equipment: Microscopy

JEOL 6010LA SEM0.5-20kV accelerating voltage, SE & BSE modes, EDXS element analysis: B to U
Zeiss Axiovert 40MAT metallograph

Equipment: Optical Spectroscopy

Varian 640 FTIRTransmisson & attenuated total reflectance modes, 500-4000 cm^-1
Varian Cary 100 Scan UV-Vis
Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZSParticle sizes 0.3nm-10microns
Malvern Zetasizer Nano-S90Molecular weights 342-2 x 10^7 Daltons
Rame-Hart Model 200 goniometer