Sample production facilities include for thin films and nanoparticles:

  1. Four-gun high-vacuum sputtering system
  2. E-beam deposition
  3. Class 1000 clean room
  4. Optical lithography capabilities
  5. A range of furnaces for target production and annealing
  6. Ellipsometer
  7. A variety of scales, centrifuges, and sample production microscopes
  8. Optical microscope equipped with CCD camera for nanomaterials characterization

Physical properties characterization of samples is an essential starting point to understanding the materials produced:

  1. Lakshore 2T vibrating sample magnetometer
  2. Two Netsch differential scanning calorimeters (77K to 1,500K)
  3. Home-built DC SQUID magnetometer
  4. X-ray diffraction
  5. A Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  6. Deep-level transient spectrometer
  7. ISI Model ABT-55 electron microscope
  8. Nanosurf scanning tunneling microscope
  9. Facilities for Hall-Van der Pauw, resistivity, I-V, and C-V measurements
  10. Department has recently applied for an NSF grant to obtain a physical properties measurement system

Research support is also provided by an electronics shop, a science machine shop, and the university library.

Computer Facilities

  • Student computer laboratory with 15 Internet-connected PCs
  • Weyandt Hall is Wi-Fi capable.
  • Four SUN workstations (accessible from the computer lab)
  • X-terminals

Machine Shop

  • Bridgeport series II milling machine with variable speed and a 48-by-9-inch table
  • South Bend milling machine 42-by-9-inch table
  • Clausing 12-inch swing variable speed lathe with taper attachment. Distance between centers is 36 inches.
  • Grizzly 12-inch swing lathe. Distance between centers is 30 inches.
  • Powermatic horsepower variable speed drill press model 1150
  • Sprunger horsepower drill press with a variable tilting head
  • Pexto sheet metal sheer Model 137 with a 36-inch capacity
  • Rockwell Delta metal band saw with a 14-inch throat capacity
  • Pexto 36-inch sheet metal bending brake, 16 gauge maximum capacity
  • Roper Whitney No. 455 combination shear notcher and bender. Up to -inch angle iron capacity.
  • Atlas Mandrel Press No. 1 with an 11-inch throat capacity
  • Roper Whitney No. 58 foot press sheet metal punch with a five-ton capacity
  • Pexto roll bending machine with a capacity of 16 to 18 gauge steel and a length of 36 inches. This machine can also roll solid steel wire in the following diameters: 1/4 inch, 9/32 inch, 5/16 inch, and 3/8 inch.
  • Di-Acro 90 degree notcher with a 16-gauge capacity and a maximum notch of 6 inches by 6 inches at 90 degrees.
  • Baldor pedestal grinder and buffer
  • Airco's oxygen and acetylene welding and cutting outfit
  • AC-DC 250 amp arc welder