NanoFlip (KLA) + JEOL 6330F FEG SEM (JEOL)
The NanoFlip is the in-situ nanomechanical testing module, which can be installed in a scanning electron microscope. The detailed information of the NanoFlip is available here.
Cryostat, ST-400 (Janis Research Company)
Cryostat, ST-400, is compatible to both liquid nitrogen and liquid helium. Currently, we are able to achieve T~ 37 Kelvin with liquid helium and T~100 Kelvin with liquid nitrogen.
< John Sypek is measuring the temperature (2018)>
The iNano is the modern ex-situ nano-indentation system. The detailed information of the iNano is available here.
Institute of Materials Science [Link]
The IMS is a 90,000 sq. foot interdisciplinary shared user facility housing a wide range of advanced instrumentation for materials research including preparation, processing, characterization and computational modelling (~$40M in replacement cost). Most of the interdisciplinary materials research at UConn (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, coatings, thin films, biomaterials, nanomaterials, photonics, etc.) is conducted under the umbrella of IMS. The IMS central facilities are supported by professional staff, primarily PhD-level materials scientists, who have chosen careers as laboratory support staff in an educational setting to maintain and advance research instrumentation and to train undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in research. The professional staffs also serve in IMS outreach activities and provide support services to industry. All of the major research instruments within IMS are administered as shared central user facilities and are made available to all qualified researchers at UConn.
Thermo-Fischer Center of Excellence in Microscopy [Link]