Macro through Atomic-Scale Imaging, Phase and Compositional Analysis
State-of-the-Art Materials Characterization
The Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF) staff provide analytical services and solutions to academia and industry by characterizing materials of all types. Analysis of structure, composition, and defects utilizing X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface analysis and chemistry (XPS), metallography, optical imaging and Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are typically combined with elemental analysis.
The NMCF is a state-of-the-art user facility located within UVA's Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department. Instrumentation for materials characterization is available for use by qualified faculty and students at UVA, as well as by researchers from other institutions.
Surface topography, roughness, and porosity analysis; 2-D/3-D videography and imaging; sample preparation/testing equipment
Determination of bulk and surface elemental composition, chemistry and phase
Cutting, thinning, polishing, electroplating, cleaning, and hardness testing
- Aligned and electrically conductive 3D collagen scaffolds for skeletal muscle tissue engineering Basurto IM, Mora MT, Gardner GM, Christ GJ, and Caliari SR., Biomater Sci. 9 (11), 4040-4053 (2021)
- Characterizing Environment-dependent Fracture Mechanisms of Ceramic Matrix Composites via Digital Image Correlation C.H. Bumgardner, F.M. Heim, D.C. Roache, M.C. Price, C.P. Deck, and X. Li, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Accepted. (2021)
- Towards synthetic L10-FeNi: Detecting the absence of cubic symmetry in Laser-Ablated Fe-Ni nanoparticles Q. Lin, R. Nadarajah, E. Hoglund, A. Semisalova, J. M. Howe, B. Gökce, G. Zangari, Applied Surface Science, 567, 150664 (2021)
- Characterizing the spectral, microstructural, and chemical effects of solar wind irradiation on the Murchison carbonaceous chondrite through coordinated analyses D.L. Laczniak, M.S. Thompson, R. Christoffersen, C.A. Dukes, S.J. Clemett, R.V. Morris, and L.P. Keller, Icarus, 114479, ISSN 0019-1035 (2021)
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$ 8 M
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