CAES Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

CAES Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

Location

Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Lab Director

Dr. Yaqiao Wu
yaqiaowu@boisestate.edu
(208) 533-8112

Expertise & Research

MaCS has the capabilities to characterize a wide range of materials, including metals, semiconductors, ceramics, coal and minerals in bulk or powder forms, as well as some organic cellular materials. It can provide 2-D/3-D morphology, chemical information, and mechanical testing data from micron to atomic scale.

Scheduling & Contracting Work

Please contact the lab director for possible work to be conducted in this lab.

MaCS Website

AssetMfr and ModelFieldApplicationLab Name
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)FEI Tecnai TF30-FEG STwin TEM with EDS, EELS (GIF), EFTEM & TopSpinMaterials characterizationImages materials structurally and chemically down to atomic scaleMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP)Cameca LEAP 4000X HRMaterials characterizationCreates atomic mapping / imagingMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam Microscope (FIB) – Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)FEI QUANTA 3D FEG with EDS & EBSDMaterials characterization2-D and 3-D materials characterization and analysisMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)JEOL JSM 6610LV with EDS, EBSD, & CLMaterials characterizationImages material surfaces from micrometer to nanometer scaleMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Nano Indenter Atomic Force MicroscopeHysitron TI950 TriboIndenterMaterials characterizationNano-mechanical test instrument for measuring the hardness and elastic modulus of materials, and imaging surface morphology down to atomic scaleMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)Rigaku SmartLabMaterials characterizationPhase identification and quantification, percent (%) crystallinity, crystallite size and strain, lattice parameter refinement, Rietveld refinement, and molecular structure.Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
NanomillFishione 1040Materials characterizationTEM sample preparationMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Ion Mill, Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS)Gatan PIPS IIMaterials characterizationSample preparationMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Electrolyte PolisherFishioneMaterials characterizationSample preparationMicroscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
Spark Plasma Sintering System (SPS)Fuji Dr. SinterMaterials characterizationIsostatic sintering of metallic or ceramic powders at very high (2000C) temperatures.Advanced Materials Lab (AML)
Hi Temperature Furnace (2000 C)Thermal Technology 1000-4560-FP20Materials characterizationSample preparation, alloying of materialsAdvanced Materials Lab (AML)
Automated Micro Indentation Hardness TesterLECO LM247ATMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab (AML)
Non-Rad GloveboxCustomMaterials characterizationSample preparation of rad materialAdvanced Materials Lab (AML)
Rad GloveboxCustomMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab (AML)
Linear Sectioning Machine, Non-RadLeco MSX-205MZMaterials characterizationSample prepAdvanced Materials Lab
Polisher / Grinder, RadBeuhler Minimet 1000Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Polisher, Non-RadLECO Model: GPX-200Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Powder Press, 25 Ton Carver AutoPellet Press (2) Inside GloveboxMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Grinder/Polisher , Non-RadLECO SS-1000 SpectrumMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Grinder/Polisher , Non-RadLECO SS-1000 SpectrumMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Hand GrinderLECO DS-20Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Instron Shear Punch or Tensile TestMechanical TestingMechanical PropertiesAdvanced Materials Lab
Saw, RadBuehler Isomet Low Speed SawMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Mechanical Test FrameInstronMechanical TestingMechanical PropertiesAdvanced Materials Lab
Vacuum Tube FurnaceCM Model 1730-12 HTMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Precision Etching and Coating System (PECS)Gatan model 682Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Nano Indenter Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)Hysitron TI-950 TriboIndenterMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Micro / Macro Hardness TestingLECO AMH-SeriesMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Retsch MillMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Sample Mounting PressLECO DS-20Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Scanning Electron MicroscopeJEOL 6610LV with EDS, EBSD, & CLMaterials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)FEI Technai TF30-FEG STwin with EDS and EELS (GIF)Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab
Vibratory PolisherBuehler VibroMet 2Materials characterizationSample preparationAdvanced Materials Lab