This is a multi-purpose chemical lab, in which either chemical syntheses or material processing take place. In this lab, there are many facilities for the TEM sample preparation (wire saw, dimple grinder, ultrasonic disc cutter, ion milling), for the mechanical-topographic characterization (triboindenter), for the chemical synthesis of materials (two chemical hoods, Paar reactor, microwave synthesis system).
TEM sample preparation
WELL Diamond wire saw mod 3242
Grinder Labpol 40
GATAN Dimple grinder mod 656
GATAN Ultrasonic disc cutter mod 601
FISCHIONE Ion milling mod 1010
HYSITRON–TI 950. A new type of nanoindeter for a versatile and effective nanomechanical characterization for the broadest range of applications. The in-situ Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) imaging capability, provides very high precision in test-placement accuracy and data repeatability. The system features a sub 30 nN force noise floor, ultra-fast feedback control, user-definable data acquisition rates up to 30 kHz. It allows to measure hardness, Young’s modulus, fracture toughness at the nanoscale. It is also possible to quantify scratch resistance, critical delamination forces, and friction coefficients. In addition it is equipped with a module with a higher load head (3D OmniProbe) to provide the broadest force range available for nanomechanical testing (≤30 nN to 5 N) and is specifically designed to accomodate nanometer- micrometer scale connectivity. Thanks to the nanoECR (Electrical Contact Resistance) module, it provides a powerful tool for simultaneous, in-situ electrical and mechanical measurements at the micro-nano scale. This widens the range of possible applications to MEMS contact resistance fatigue, conductive polymers and piezo-electric materials.