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Fabrication, Synthesis, & Blending

  • Synthesis of polymers in supercritical carbon dioxide and conventional solvents
  • Fire resistant resins and composites
  • Extrusion and injection molding
  • Plasma etching and deposition
  • Optical and electron-beam lithography
  • Thinfilm depositions


  • Thermal and mechanical testing
  • Molecular weight determination
  • Auto ignition temperature determination
  • Flammability testing
  • Electrical, optical, crystallographic testing
  • Surface topography, roughness and composition


Characterization of Macromolecules

  • Analysis of macromolecules up to a molecular weight of 1,000,000
  • Analysis of both non-volatile and polar compounds

Separation Science

  • Gradient capability detection
  • Variable wavelength detection
  • Flame ionization detection
  • Separation and quantitation of low molecular weight compounds



  • 400 MHz FT NMR
  • Finnegan LCQ Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS/MS)
  • Flame and furnace atomic absorption spectrometers
  • FT Infrared Spectrometer
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography
  • High pressure liquid chromatographs
  • Image Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • UV–visible spectrophotometer
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • 3-Angle ellipsometer
  • Interferance spectrometer
  • Spreading resistance system
  • IV/CV measuring instruments
  • Device probe stations (low frequency and microwave)
  • Kerr spectrometer
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Testing & Processing

  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyzer (DMTA)
  • Tensile Tester, MTS/Sintech Model 1/D, with Pentium data station
  • Notched Izod Impact
  • Mass Loss Calorimeter
  • Propane-fired Furnace
  • Simulated Solid Rocket Motor (SSRM)
  • Contact Angle Meter
  • Haake Torque Rheometer with mixing head extruder (single & counter twin screw)
  • Injection Molder
  • Carver heated platen press
  • Cumberland Grinder
  • Polishers

Nano and Microfabrication

  • Contact mask aligner
  • Oxidation/diffusion furnaces
  • Wet chemical processing stations
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Reactive ion etching system
  • Plasma-entranced chemical vapor deposition
  • SEM electron-beam lithography
  • Laser writer