Surface Science Laboratory

Surface Science Lab Staff

Manager

Paul Davis, Olivia Maryon, and Jesse Schimpf.
Left to Right: Current SSL research staff members Dr. Paul Davis, Olivia Maryon, and Jesse Schimpf.

Dr. Paul H. Davis (Materials Science & Engineering)

Student Researchers (Current)

  • Jesse Schimpf (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Olivia Maryon (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Sophia Mitchell (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Sam Ryan (Bishop Kelly High School)

Student Researchers (Recent Alumni)

Dr. Paul Davis, Sam Ryan, and Jesse Schimpf
Left to Right: Recently graduated SSL research staff member Kari Livingston with current team members Dr. Paul Davis, Sam Ryan, and Jesse Schimpf
Dr. Paul Davis, Corey Efaw, and Katie Livingston Yocham
Left to Right: Former SSL researchers Jasen Nielsen, Dr. Paul Davis, Corey Efaw, and Katie Livingston Yocham

Facilities & Equipment

The SSL consists of a 600 ft2 lab specifically engineered to provide a constant temperature, low noise environment for optimal AFM and SEM operation.  Individual systems are located on isolated concrete slabs, and all 4 Bruker AFMs are situated atop vibration isolation tables and housed in acoustic dampening enclosures.  A Herzan VA-2 3-axis accelerometer (PDF) is available for characterizing and monitoring the vibrational noise spectrum.  More details regarding the SSL’s capabilities can be found in the SSL Brochure (PDF), and a recent quote regarding the SSL’s suite of Bruker AFMs can be found on the Bruker Surface Analysis website alongside testimonials from other high profile Bruker AFM users around the world.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Systems

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Systems


AFM/SPM Capabilities

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