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IMRI facilities

IMRI facilities are located at several locations on UCI campus:

1) CTEM ( Center for Transmission Electron Microscopy) is a newly established facility located on the 1st floor ( rooms from 1121 to 1151) of Engineering Hall ( UCI campus building 308).
2) LEXI (Laboratory for Electron and X-ray Instrumentation) is locataed on the 1st floor (rooms 1302 and 1301) of  Calit2 building ( UCI campus building 325).
3)  SSF ( Surface Science Facility) is loactaed on the 1st floor (room 1322) of  Calit2 building ( UCI campus building 325)
4) TEMPR ( Thermal, Elemental, Mechanical, Physical and Rheological Facility) is under construction located on the 2nd floor of  Calit2 building ( UCI campus building 325).
5) MC2 (Materials Characterization Center) is located on the 1st floor of  Engineering Tower  ( UCI campus building 303)

The instruments in each facility include:

CTEM: including 4 TEMs and 1 SEM/FIB together with a full set of TEM specimen preparation equipment.

LEXI: including two SEMs (one is dualbeam SEM/FIB), two XRDs, TGA, DSC and Micro System Analyzer together with a set of specimen preparation eqipment.

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • High resolution scanning field emission Auger electron spectroscopy and microscopy (AES, SAM)
  • Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
  • Ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS)
  • Reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy (REELS)

TEMPR: including a set of instruments for materials property meassurement such as Thermal, Elemental, Mechanical, Physical and Rheological properties

MC2: including a TEM, A SEM and a XRD with a set of sample preparation instruments

  • Philips/FEI CM-20 TEM
  • Philips/FEI XL-30 SEM
  • Hitachi Regulus 8230 Ultra High resolution SEM
  • Anton Paar Tosca 400 AFM
  • Siemens D5000 XRD  
  • VG/Polaron SC 7620 sputter coater
  • SBT low Speed Diamond Wheel Saw
  • SBT Slurry Disk Cutter
  • SBT 910 Polishing Machine
  • SBT 900 Grinder/Polisher
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Metal and Carbon Thermal Evaporator
  • Struers Tenuupol-3 double-jet electro-polisher
  • South Bay Technology Ion Beam Sputtering/ Etching System (loaner)
  • Nikon Epiphot reflected light optical microscope
  • Nikon Optiphot -POL transmitted light optical microscope
  • Buehler Simplimet III mounting press
  • Buehler Ecomet III variable speed grinder-polish
  • South Bay Technology Model 350 coring device
  • 2 Stereomicroscopes