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Polymer Synthesis/Characterization Facilities

  • AR2000 Rheometer

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  • Contact Angle Analyzer

    An FTA 2000 contact angle analyzer is available for surface characterization.

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter

    A TA Instruments Q100 differential scanning calorimeter is available for thermal analysis of materials.

  • Ellipsometer

    A Gaertner L116C Ellipsometer is available for characterization of thin films.

  • Fluorescence Microscope

    A Nikon Eclipse TE 2000-U fluorescence is available for thin film characterization.

  • FTIR Spectrophotometer

    A Perkin Elmer Spectrum 2000 is available for characterization of thin films, liquids, and powders. A grazing incidence accessory and an horizontal ATR accessory are available for use with this instrument.

  • Genetic Analyzer

    The ABI PRISMĀ® 310 Genetic Analyzer is an automated single-capillary genetic analyzer designed for a wide range of sequencing and fragment analysis applications.

  • Imaging Ellipsometer

    An Accurion EP-3 imaging ellipsometer is available for characterization of thin films. A Langmuir-Blodgett trough accessor is also available for characterization of films formed at the water-air interface. A flow cell accessory can be used with this instument as well.

  • Quasi-elastic light scattering apparatus

    A Brookhaven Instruments quasi-elastic light scattering apparatus is available for materials characterization at UC Davis. This instrument is available for use by regular users.

  • Quasi-elastic light scattering apparatus

    A Brookhaven Instruments quasi-elastic light scattering apparatus is available for materials characterization at Stanford.

  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer

    A Woollam spectroscopic ellipsometer is available at UC Davis for characterization of films and surfaces. This instrument is available for use by regular users.

  • Stress Rheometer

    TA Instruments AR2000ex Rheometer. The design of this instrument includes a uniques an ultra-low inertia drag cup motor and porous carbon air bearings for outstanding controlled stress, direct strain and controlled rate performance. The AR2000ex features an original quick-interchanging and self-configuring environmental system. The high resolution optical encoder, high stiffness low inertia design make the AR2000ex extremely versatile and appropriate for a wide variety of applications including characterization of delicate structures in fluides of any viscosity, polymer melts, solids, and reactive materials.