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Materials Characterization Center


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


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


Equipment Specifications Internal
External Rates Charged
Atomic Force Microscope
Asylum Research MFP-3D-SA atomic force microscope (AFM)
Details $55 $15 $75 Hourly
Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Mettler differential scanning calorimeter, DSC822e module
Details $55 $25   Hourly
Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Hitachi S-4700 field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) Edax energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometer
Details $75 $45 $155 Hourly
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
(Magna-IR 560)
Nicolet Magna-IR 560 Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer
Details $55 $25 $85 Hourly
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
Bruker Optics VERTEX 70 FTIR spectrometer with IR microscope and FT-Raman module
SENTERRA Raman microscope
$75 $45 $105 Hourly
Micropore Analyzer
Quantachrome Autosorb iQ_micropore analyzer
Details $25 $15 $65 By Sample
Particle Size Analyzer
Zetatrac Ultra zeta potential and particle size analyzer, particle size measuring range 0.8 nm_6.5 µm (Microtrac Inc.)
Details $45 $10 $70 Hourly
Thermogravimetric Analyzer
Mettler thermogravimetric analyzer, TGA/SDTA851e module
Details $55 $25   Hourly
X-ray Diffractometer
(AXS D5005)
Siemens/Bruker AXS D5005 X-ray Diffractometer
Details $75 $45 $105 Hourly
X-ray Diffractometer
Bruker AXS HI-STAR/GADDS X-ray Diffractometer
Details $65 $35 $95 Hourly
X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer
(PHI 5000)
PHI 5000 VersaProbe X-ray photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) (Physical Electronics)
Details $80 $50 $115 Hourly
Instrument training
  $30     Hourly
Sample preparation
  $25     Hourly