Equipment Usage Rates

On-site Instrumentation Room

The equipment is in the Center for Clean Energy Engineering on the Depot Campus. The instrumentation supports the analysis and characterization of materials and offers capabilities that are unique to the university and research community. List of instrumentation that is currently under consideration for the development of recharge rates consists of the following:


Xradia Microtomography XCT-400 Machine – This equipment provides 3D non-invasive imaging of internal microstructures and porosity at micron to submicron resolution. This instrument is unique in that it uses x-ray attenuation combined with phase imaging to provide high contrast images in soft and hard materials at different length scales. This enables the non-destructive imaging of inclusions/pores/fibers within structures, with relevance to materials applications, as well as in vitro imaging of individual cells in biofilms/animals/plants, with relevance to life science applications.

FEI Quanta 250 FEG Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) – This equipment is a very versatile, high resolution, low vacuum FEG SEM with extended low volume capabilities. In addition, this equipment has the unique capability that includes a 1000 °C heating stage which allows samples to be heated while the user records in-situ morphological changes.
Bruker XRD

Bruker D8 Advance High Temperature X-Ray Diffractometer – This equipment is a state of the art x-ray diffraction system with high precision, two-circle goniometers with independent stepper motors and optical encoders. The goniometers are designed to operate either horizontally or vertically. In addition, the machine is equipped with a high temperature chamber that can operate to 1200 °C. This equipment is equipped with a LinxEye Detector that reduces run time and significantly aids with through put.

INTERNAL RATES:
Bruker X-Ray Diffractometer $ 29.00/Hour
FEI Field Emission Scanned Electron Microscope $ 40.00/Hour
Xradia Microtomography XCT-400 $ 29.00/Hour

EXTERNAL RATES:
Bruker X-Ray Diffractometer $ 68.00/Hour
FEI Field Emission Scanned Electron Microscope $109.00/Hour
Xradia Microtomography XCT-400 $ 87.00/Hour

No external users are allowed to operate the equipment due to safety reasons and the sensitivity in maintaining the equipment.  Labor charges may apply.

Please contact Terry Barber-Tournaud at (860) 486-8375 to obtain quote for services.