Advanced Materials Laboratory
The Advanced Materials Lab is a Recharge Facility that serves the materials characterization needs of the users at RIT and in the local industry. Materials characterization techniques include optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy, micro-hardness testing, powder and high-resolution x-ray diffraction. Major users are student and faculty researchers from Microsystems Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Physics, Imaging Science, and the Nano-Power Research Laboratory. The lab is also used in the advanced level “Micro-Nano Characterization” course.
Major equipment: PSIA XE-150 Scanning Probe Microscope System; Veeco DI-3000 Scanning Probe Microscope System; Rigaku DMAX-IIB Powder X-Ray Diffractometer; Bruker D8 High-resolution X-Ray Diffractometer; Mitutoyo MVK-H1 Microhardness Tester; Wilson Series 500 Rockwell Hardness Tester; Struers RotoPol/RotoForce/Multidoser Mechanical Polishing System; Struers LectroPol-5 Electropolishing System; Olympus BX60M Optical Microscope with Image Pro Digital Imaging; Olympus BH2 Optical Microscope with Image Pro Digital Imaging; Olympus SZX12 Stereo Microscope with Spot Imaging System; Ohaus Voyager Mass Balance.
Recognitions: National Science Foundation Grant #EEC-0530575, National Science Foundation Grant #ECS-0521341, National Science Foundation Grant #DUE-9451220, National Science Foundation Grant #USE-8950897.