The following equipment belong to various faculty in the Civil Engineering and Enginering Mechanics department and hosted by the Carleton Laboratory. For further details on the machines and contact information for the faculty member, click on the tab of the testing machine.

Trilion ARAMIS SRX 3D Digital Image Correlation

Trilion ARAMIS SRX 3D DIC

The Trilion ARAMIS SRX 3D DIC is a cutting-edge non-contact method of measuring 3D coordinates for the evaluation of 3D surfcaes, motion, and deformation. The software that accompanies the high-speed 12 megapixel camera helps to calcuate the stress and strain of the material, and is capable of custom calculation profiles for user-specific applications.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Trilion Quality Systems, USA
  • Model: ARAMIS SRX
  • Camera: 12 Megapixels, with 35 mm and 75 mm lenses
  • Frame Rate: 75 FPS at max resolution, 490 FPS at 1920 x 1024 resolution

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648

Horiba Glow Discharge Spectrometer

Horiba Glow Discharge Spectrometer

The Glow Discharge Spectrometer can test for both the surface and bulk composition, with high sensitivity to all elements (including the gaseous elements), for almost all solid materials, including: metals, metal alloy coatings, semiconductors, polymer coatings, glass, ceramics, etc. It is capable of cooling the sample with a recirculating water system, which allows for temperatures close to zero degrees Celsius, making it possible for the analysis of thin films, such as polymers, which may melt at higher temperatures. In addition, the Image software allows spectrum fingerprinting of a sample or a thick layer in less than 2 minutes.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Horiba Scientific, USA
  • Model: GD Profiler HR
  • Sputtering Rate: 10-150 nm per second representing 30-500 atomic layers per second
  • Focal Length: 1.0 m (provides optical resolution of 14 pm with simultaneious analysis of up to 60 channels)
  • Capable of making 1-10 measurements per element per atomic layer
  • Coverage from 110 to 620 nm

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648

Mastersizer 2000 Particle Analyzer

Mastersizer 2000 Particle Analyzer

The Mastersizer 2000 particle size analyzer has been developed to meet the industry's growing need for global comparability of results, traceability, regulatory compliance, and efficiency in the laboratory. In introducing the Mastersizer 2000 particle size analyzer, Malvern has advanced particle size analysis to the point where it is now a simple, straightforward, and routine task.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Accuracy and Reproducibility Accuracy:
    ± 1% on the Dv50 using the Malvern Quality Audit Standard.
  • Instrument-to-instrument reproducibility:
    Better than 1% RSD on the Dv50 using the Malvern Quality Audit Standard.
  • Assured reproducibility:
    Software-driven SOPs eliminate user variability and enable global method transfer. All measurement parameters are automatically embedded in the result files and can be critically reviewed by e-mail recipients. Measurements can be replicated by following the same SOP.
  • Broad measuring range:
    Measures materials from 0.02µm to 2000µm.
  • Wide range of sample types:
    For the measurement of emulsions, suspensions and dry powders.
  • Ease of use:
    Fully automated for ease of use. Designed to eliminate user-to-user variability. Reduces training requirements for new users and maximizes deployment of skilled personnel.
  • Flexibility:
    Wide range of sample dispersion units. Rapid changeover between sample dispersion units with automatic configuration. "Plug and Play" cassette system allows simultaneous connection of two sample dispersion units.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    Full QSpec validation documentation available including compliance with 21 CFR Part 11.
  • User-friendly Software:
    Software-driven Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) eliminate user variability. An SOP-creation wizard helps users to create good measurement methods. On-line help and advice on every aspect of performing a measurement available at the click of a button.
    On-screen instructions lead user through the measurement process. SOPs supplied for routine sample analyzes.
    Custom Report Designer allows screen layout and printouts to be configured to suit each user.
    Custom calculator allows the parameters important to your application to be defined.

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.

Netzsch NanoFlash Thermal Diffusivity Analyzer

Netzsch NanoFlash Thermal Diffusivity Analyzer

Determination of thermophysical properties is quick, easy, and cost-effective with the new LFA 447 NanoFlash® Light Flash System. A high-performance Xenon flash lamp takes the place of the laser, which is usually employed for this proven technique. With the integrated sample changer for 4 samples, it is possible to run measurements on several samples automatically. The easily-accessible sample carrier allows short setting periods for test preparation and a high through-put of samples. Unique is the optional scanning device (MTX) for flat samples up to 50 mm x 50 mm for determining differences in the thermal diffusivity over the entire sample surface with a spatial resolution of 100 µm in the x and y directions.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Temperature range: RT ... 300°C
  • Xenon-Flash-Lamp 10 J/pulse, (adjustable power)
  • Contactless measurement of temperature rise with IR detector
  • Measuring range: 0.01 mm2/s ... 1000 mm2/s (thermal diffusivity)
  • Measuring range: < 0.1 W/mK ... 2000 W/mK (thermal conductivity)
  • Sample dimensions: 10 mm ... 25.4 mm diameter (also 8x8 mm and 10x10 mm, square) 0.1 mm ... 3 mm thickness
  • Sample support for 4 samples
  • Sample holder: metal
  • Sample holder for liquids: aluminum / platinum
  • Atmospheres: air, static
  • MTX Scanning device for 50 mm x 50 mm samples (RT), local resolution 0.1 mm

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.

TA Instruments DHR 20 Rheometer

TA DHR 20 Rheometer

The TA Discovery HR 20 is a hybrid rheometer that offers a high level of precision and measurement capabilities, enabling experiments to be run with lower viscosity samples and weaker fluid and soft-solid structures without consuming as much material in the process.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bearing Type, Thrust: Magnetic
  • Bearing Type. Radial: Porous Carbon
  • Motor Design: Drag Cup
  • Minimum Torque: 1 nN.m (in Oscillation), 3 nN.m (in Steady Shear)
  • Maximum Torque: 200 mN.m
  • Minimum Frequency: 1.0E-07 Hz
  • Maximum Frequency: 100 Hz
  • Minimum Angular Velocity: 0 rad/s
  • Maximum Angular Velocity: 300 rad/s
  • Displacement Transducer: Optical Encoder
  • Optical Encoder Dual Reader: Standard
  • Displacment Resolution: 2 nrad
  • Step Time, Strain: 15 ms
  • Step Time, Rate: 5 ms
  • Normal/Axial Force Transducer: FRT
  • Maximum Normal Force: 50 N
  • Normal Force Sensitivity: 0.005 N
  • Normal Force Resolution: 0.5 mN

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.

TA Instruments Discovery DSC 25 Calorimeter

TA DSC 25 Calorimeter

The TA DSC 25 is a differential scanning calorimeter that offers patented technology in order to provide precise control and measurement from temperatures of -120°C to 725°C

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Baseline Flatness (-50°C to 300°C): ≤ 100 µW
  • Baseline Repeatability (-50°C to 300°C): < 40 µW
  • Temperature range: -120°C to 725°C
  • Temperature Accuracy: +/- 0.1°C
  • Temperature Precision: +/- 0.01°C
  • Enthalpy Precision: +/- 1%

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.

Fisher Scientific FTIR Spectrometer

Fisher Scientific FTIR Spectrometer

The Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer resets the standard and pushes the limits of innovation to the next level. With its redesigned optical engine and modern industrial design, the Nicolet iS20 Spectrometer creates the perfect combination of the instrument platform FTIR users loved with the improvements they need.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Beam Splitter: KBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized
  • Laser: HeNe
  • Components: Mid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen
  • Source Type: Mid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen
  • Spectral Range: 7800 to 350 cm-1 optimized, mid-infrared KBr beamsplitter
  • Spectral Resolution: Better than 0.4 wavenumber

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.

Resodyn LabRAM II Acoustic Mixer

Resodyn LabRAM II Acoustic Mixer

The LabRAM II’s set of design and features reflects users’ critical requirements, delivering processing speed, mixing power, and optimal parameters to scale production RAM machines. With an integrated touch-screen controlled operating system that enables recipe development and data management, and optional processing accessories including vacuum systems and temperature-controlled vessels, the LabRAM II gives users better results, improved efficiency, and new product opportunities.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Compatable Materials: Solids, Liquids, Slurries, High Viscosity Pastes
  • Max Vessel Acceleration: 100g at 60 Hz
  • Max Operating Noise: < 70 db at 3'
  • Sealed Acoustic Chamber: Yes
  • Included Vessel Holder Assembly: 5" Diameter - Adjusts for 2.5" to 5" high vessels
  • Included Vessels: 4 oz polypropylene, 8 oz polypropylene, 4 oz polyethylene, 8 oz polyethylene

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

For further information contact Prof. Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.