Resources & Facilities

Advanced Material Research Laboratory

X-ray Analytical Microscope
Horiba XGT 7200
50 micrometers or 1.2 millimeter capillary
Rh Tube
Silicon Drift Detector
Detection of Na to U
Large vacuum chamber

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X-Ray Diffraction system
D8 Advance, Bruker, Germany
Powder samples
Cu tube
LYNXEYETM detector

Scanning Electron Microscope
VEGA 3, TESCAN, Czech Republic
EDX detector
10 nanometers at 30 kV
High and Low vacuum
Up-to 100 000x magnification

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Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer
FT-IR 6300, Jasco, Japan
Capable of measuring from the Near IR (15000 cm-1) to the Far IR (50 cm-1).
Max resolution: 0.07cm-1
S/N ratio: 50,000:1

MicroRaman system
Renishaw inVia
Laser lines: 488, 514, 785 nm
Range: 50 - 5000 cm-1
Resolution: 1 cm-1
Min spot size: a few hundred nm
Line and area mapping capability
Confocal mapping capability

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Acoustics Research Laboratory

Introduction

Research at the Acoustics Research Laboratory covers a number of areas such as assessment of environmental and occupational noise, ultrasonic characterization of materials used in bio-medical and engineering applications. In the audible range, research is focused on assessing and monitoring community noise (roads and airports, schools, hospitals, factories, etc.) as well as acoustic mapping using advanced software packages (KADNA). In the ultrasonic range of the sound spectrum, research is focused on ultrasonic characterization on probing properties such bubble formation, concentration and growth in food systems, at frequencies ranging from 50 kHz to 20 MHz.


 

Experiments

The laboratory is host to advanced technical equipment and noise monitoring digital meters. For ultrasonic measurements, the lab is equipped with a high voltage puleser-reciever, which is capable of generating and receiving ultrasonic signals from the 20 kHz to 50 MHz. In addition, the lab is equipped with an ultrasonic flaw detector and an ultrasonic multi-layer thickness gauge meters that is capable of measuring thickness of layers down to fraction of mm. For noise monitoring, our laboratory is equipped with a precision sound analyzer that is capable of noise source identification, assessing and monitoring environmental noise, measuring building acoustics and industrial acoustic hygiene, noise mapping, sound power, and speech intelligibility. 

 

Equipment and Instruments

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- High Voltage Pulser/receiver Wide range of transducers covering frequencies from 24k Hz to 20 MHz.
- NDT Multi-Layer Thickness Gauge.
- Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
- Digital Noise Meter Nor140 Sound Analyzer.
- KadnA Noise mapping Software.
- Spectran NF-5020
- Spectran HF-6080

 


Tests and services

  1. NDT Flaw Detection (Ultrasound)
  2. NDT (Ultrasound) Characterization of biomedical and engineering materials.
  3. NDT Multi-layer Thickness measurements.
  4. Noise assessment
  5. Noise prediction and Mapping.
  6. EMC RF & EMF Spectrum-Analyzer.

Thermal Properties Analysis Laboratory

Description: Kapton sensor 5501

Introduction

Currently, this lab is capable of measuring at room temperature the thermal properties of solids that are directly related to heat conduction, namely, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. The transient plane source technique (TPS) known as Hot Disk instruments is used to measure the thermal transport properties of the solid materials. It comprises a completely novel test system designed specifically for measurement of low‐ to medium‐conducting materials, including solids, powders, plastics and composites. It is specifically amenable to measurements of building essentials such as woods, fiber‐boards, concrete, cement, and insulation materials.

Equipment and Instruments

The lab has optional access to the Hot Disk, a chamber and circulating bath for measurements from 90 °C down to ‐10 °C with software for automatic measurements and automatic temperature regulation.

Experiments

• Developing Several Transient Techniques to Measure Thermal Properties of Solids

Tests and services

• Thermal Conduction Measurements of Solid Materials

• Linear Thermal Expansion Measurements