Materials Characterization Center

                 

Overview

The Texas Tech University Materials Characterization Center is designed to support a complete range of materials studies, including synthesis, analytical characterization, and applications testing.

Contact

To schedule times or for questions on the equipment, contact Dr. Juliusz Warzywoda at 806.834.2560 or juliusz.warzywoda@ttu.edu.

Rates

Equipment Specifications Internal Student Chargea Internal Technical Chargeb External Chargec
X-ray Diffractometer (AXS HI-STAR)
Bruker AXS HI-STAR/GADDS X-ray diffractometer
Details $35/hr $65/hr $95/hr
X-ray Diffractometer (AXS D5005)
Siemens/Bruker AXS D5005 X-ray diffractometer
Details $45/hr $75/hr $105/hr
Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM)
Hitachi S-4700 field emission scanning electron microscope equipped with EDAX energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometer
Details $45/hr $75/hr $155/hr
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Hitachi H-9500 transmission electron microscope equipped with EDAX energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometer
 Details $50/hr $80/hr $200/hr
Focused Ion & Electron Beam (FIB) System
Hitachi NB5000 focused ion & electron beam system equipped with EDAX energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometer
Details $55/hr $80/hr $200/hr
X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
PHI 5000 VersaProbe X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (Physical Electronics)
Details $50/hr $80/hr $115/hr
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Asylum Research MFP-3D-SA atomic force microscope
Details $15/hr $55/hr $75/hr
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer/Infrared (IR) Microscope
VERTEX 70 Fourier transform infrared spectrometer/HYPERION 2000 infrared microscope (Bruker Optics)
Details $45/hr $75/hr $105/hr
Fourier Transform Raman Spectrometer/Fourier Transform Raman Microscope/Dispersive Raman Microscope Spectrometer
RAM II FT-Raman spectrometer module/RamanScope III FT-Raman microscope module/SENTERRA dispersive Raman microscope spectrometer (Bruker Optics)
Details $45/hr $75/hr $105/hr
Spinning Disk Confocal System
3i Marianas spinning disk confocal system
Details $45/hr $75/hr $155/hr
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
Nicolet Magna-IR 560 Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
Details $25/hr $55/hr $85/hr
UV-Vis Spectrometer
Varian Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer
  $30/hr $60/hr $90/hr
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
Mettler thermogravimetric analyzer, TGA/SDTA851e module
Details $25/hr $55/hr $85/hr
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
Mettler differential scanning calorimeter, DSC822e module
Details $25/hr $55/hr $85/hr
Particle Size Analyzer (Zetatrac)
Zetatrac Ultra zeta potential and particle size analyzer, particle size measuring range 0.8 nm-6.5 μm (Microtrac Inc.)
Details $10/hr $45/hr $70/hr
Particle Size Analyzer (API Aerosizer)
API Aerosizer particle size analyzer, particle size measuring range 0.2-700 μm (TSI Inc.)
 Details $25/hr $55/hr $85/hr
Micropore Analyzer (ASiQ)
Quantachrome Autosorb iQ (ASiQ) micropore analyzer
Details $15/sample $25/sample $65/sample
Particle Charge Mapping System (Stabino)
Stabino particle charge mapping system (Particle Metrix)
Details $10/hr $45/hr $70/hr
Sample Preparation
  $25/hr $25/hr $25/hr
Instrument Training
  $30/hr    

a Internal Student users are Texas Tech University students and other Texas Tech University employees who have been trained in the instrument use by the center staff.

b Internal Technical users are Texas Tech University students and other Texas Tech University employees who have elected to have analysis performed by the center staff.

c External users are the individuals/institutions external to Texas Tech University.