LaboratoriesGlass & Ceramic Synthesis Lab (DANA 349)
In this laboratory, we conduct high temperature glass melting, hydrothermal ceramic synthesis, and aqueous processing of inorganic materials. Additional capabilities include electrical and magnetic property characterization.
In this laboratory, we perform temperature dependent measurement (4.2 K – 1000 K) of magnetic moment of materials (bulk metals, thin films, nanopowders, and minerals) using a state-of-art vibrating sample magnetometer. Because of its speed, this system is particularly good for taking minor loop and first order reversal curve data.
In this laboratory, we perform high resoluton x-ray diffractometry measurements and analysis on all types of materials, but particularly ceramics glasses, and metals, using copper, cobalt and silver x-ray tubes.
In this laboratory, we perform UV-Vis, DTA-TGA, and DLTS measurements and analysis on all types of materials. In addition, we conduct high temperature glass melting upto 1800°C.
In this laboratory, we conduct syntheses of simulated used nuclear fuel to better understand the long-term storage and dissolution of nuclear fuel.
Equipment includes: Carver multi-ton pellet press, rotary-evaporator, ball mill, and 1800°C tube furnace.