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ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT AT THE CENTER


A variety of instruments are available for research projects

and materials characterization

For questions or to schedule instrument time, please email cruscenter@utah.edu


HITACHI S-4800 HIGH RESOLUTION
FIELD EMISSION SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

  • Ultra-high resolution of 1.0 nm at 15kV & 2.0 nm at 1kV
  • 30x to 800,000x magnification
  • Backscattered electron image resolution of 3.0 nm (at 15kV YAG detector)
  • Advanced dry vacuum system design including turbo molecular pump
  • Cold field emission electron source
  • Fully automated pneumatic valve control

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $30.42/ hr
  • $72.31 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $46.39 / hr
  • $72.31 / hr with tech support

Resources:

S-4800 Training Video

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Micromeritics ASAP 2020
Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer

The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) high vacuum surface analyzer can be used to determine:

  • Single & multipoint BET surface area for microporous and mesoporous materials (0.0005m2/g & up)
  • Adsorption-desorption isotherms (N2 gas under liquid N2 temperature)
  • Specific surface area, pore size area and distribution from 17-5000 Angstrom
  • BJH mesopore area and volume
  • Density Functional Theory options
  • Micropore detectable within 0.0001cc/g

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $43.93 (Full Isotherm) / sample
  • $60.93 (Full Isotherm) / sample with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $66.99 (Full Isotherm) / sample
  • $92.91(Full Isotherm) / sample with tech support

Resources:

Rigaku MiniFlex RIGAKU MINIFLEX 600

XRAY DIFFRACTometer (XRD)

Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis of polycrystalline materials

  • Powder diffraction
  • Rietveld analysis
  • High-temperature XRD
  • Low-temperature diffraction
  • Powder crystallography

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $19.79 / hr
  • $36.79 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $30.18 / hr
  • $56.11 / hr with tech support

Resources:

XRD Training Video

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SHIMADZU UV-3600

UV-VIS-NIR SPECTROPHOTOMETER

The Spectrophotometer includes…

  • Adsorption (of liquid & solid samples), Reflectance & Transmittance measurements
  • Resolution of 0.1nm and 0.001-5nm sample pitch
  • Spectrum, Kinetic and Photometric options
  • Range of 185-3300nm
  • Shimadzu brochure

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $11.65 / hr
  • $28.65 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $17.76 / hr
  • $43.69 / hr with tech support

Resources:

 

DSC/TGA

TA INSTRUMENTS Q600SDT

DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMATER -  THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYZER

DSC TGA specifications

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $21.78 / hr
  • $38.78 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $33.22 / hr
  • $59.15 / hr with tech support

Resources:

DSC/TGATraining Video

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Anton Paar SurPASS 3 EKA 

ANTON PAAR SurPASS 3

ELECTROKINETIC ANALYZER

  • High-end electrokinetic analyzer for solid surface analysis
  • fully automated zeta potential analysis on macroscopic solids
  • Automated detection of the isoelectric point
  • Time-dependent recording of liquid-on-solid adsorption kinetics

Pricing:

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $8.90 / hr
  • $25.90 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $13.58 / hr
  • $39.50 / hr with tech support

Resources:

Denton DeskV Sputter Coater

DENTON VACUUM DESK V

THIN FILM DESPOSITION SYSTEM

  • Easy to use, timed sputter coating (0 -100mA)

Pricing:

  • Please note! Sputter coating your sample(s) is included free of charge if you are imaging your sample(s) using the Crus Center SEM
  • If you will just be coating your samples but imaging your samples elsewhere, then please refer to the billable rates below
  • We realize some samples will not require a lot coating time.  As such, we have a 15 minute minimum charge
  • Our coater is equipped with a gold target

On-Campus/Internal User:

  • $80.00 / hr
  • $97.00 / hr with tech support

Off-Campus/External User/Commerical:

  • $122.00 / hr
  • $139.00 / hr with tech support

Resources:

MAKERBOT REPLICATOR 2

  • Side-by-side extruders for new developments in extruder technology
  • High-tolerance aluminum build plate
  • Draft-blocking enclosure to prevent uneven cooling, shrinking, and cracking
Last Updated: 6/1/21