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  • AR2000 Rheometer

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  • Compensated Phase Locked Oscillator (CPLO)

    Seok-Won Lee and W.D. Hinsberg at the IBM Almaden Research Laboratory, working with K. Kanazawa at Stanford University have used a Compensated Phase Locked Oscillator (CPLO) to measure the frequency and resistance changes following the immersion of a lithographic polymer into a solvent. The experimental points are shown as the red circles in the figure below. In accordance with a model proposed by Hinsberg and Lee where a thin gel layer is formed at the film/liquid interface, the predictions of the physical theory are shown by the solid blue line. This example shows the value of having proper QCM instrumentation for capturing accurate empirical data and the value of having a method by which data can be compared to a theoretical model

  • Microthermal Analyzer

    TA Instruments microthermal analyzer

  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensor

    The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor has recently been put into place in the Stanford CPIMA Shared Facilities and is experiencing a surge of use. This sensor is extraordinarily sensitive to mass changes associated with the deposition of material onto the surface of a quartz crystal. These changes are sensed as changes in the natural resonant frequency of the QCM.
    Four Sensors on site.
    Models include a Q-Sense D300 analyzer, a Q-Sense E4 QCM-D multichannel analyzer, and a Maxtek RQCM analyzer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Surface Plasmon Spectrometer

    Two surface plasmon spectrometers are available for surface characterization at UC Davis. These instruments are available for use by regular users.