Natural and synthetic materials characterization lab

Research Facility

Natural and synthetic materials characterization lab
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Structural and physical property characterization of materials with geogenic, biogenic, or anthropogenic origins. This includes application of spectroscopic techniques to poorly crystalline and structurally complex natural materials. Magnetic, optical, electronic, and mechanical properties of hard and soft materials.

  • Astronomy and Physics
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Aerospace and Satellites
  • Arts and Cultural Industries
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

Research Facility

Kris Poduska

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer

Equipment 4 piece(s)

Scanning probe microscope
Atomic force microscope with capabilities for measurements in fluid, with electrochemical control, or with an external magnetic field.

Fourier transform infrared spectromicroscope
FTIR vacuum spectrometer with capabilities for mid- to far-IR detection (4000-10 cm-1) in transmission, attenuated total reflectance (ATR), or microscope geometries. Photoacoustic detector also available.

Vibrating sample magnetometer
Standard magnetometry, torque magnetometry, and magnetoresistance capabilities. Ambient temperature measurements are cryogen-free; temperature-dependent measurements (80-1000 K) require liquid nitrogen.

Electrochemical synthesis and characterization
High impedance potentiostat/galvanostats with impedance spectroscopy capabilities (1 Hz - 100 MHz).

Date submitted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016 4:04 PM
Date updated: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 4:22 PM

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