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To learn more about reserving equipment, please contact the lab coordinator, Dr. Robert J. Bonenberger Jr., at or (301) 405-2612.


  • Hysitron TriboIndenter nanomechanical testing system
  • NanoSurf easyScan dynamic force microscope (DFM)
  • NanoSurf easyScan scanning tunneling microscope (E-STM)
  • JEOL JSM-5400 scanning electron microscope
  • Blake Industries 4-circle Huber x-ray diffractometer system
  • MTS 810 hydraulic universal testing machine (55,000 lb)
  • Tinius Olsen H25K-T benchtop universal testing machine (5,000 lb)
  • Tinius Olsen 602 torsion testing machine (10,000 in-lb)
  • Tinius Olsen IT 504 impact tester for plastics (16 ft-lb)
  • Tinius Olsen 84 impact tester for metals (300 ft-lb)
  • United Tru-Blue II universal hardness tester
  • Allied HTP MetPrep3 grinder/polisher with AP-3 power head
  • Allied HTP TechPress2 automatic mounting press
  • Allied HTP TechCut4 precision low speed saw
  • Nikon Optiphot 66 optical microscope (x 2)
  • Buehler ViewMet inverted metallograph
  • Denton Vacuum Desk IV cold sputter/etch unit
  • ThermTest TT-TC-01 thermal conductivity instrument
  • Anter horizontal dilatometer (1000 deg.C)
  • Nabertherm LT 24/11 programmable muffle furnace
  • VWR 1330GM gravity convection oven
  • Thermolyne F21135 tube furnace (x 2)
  • Micromanipulator 6000 AO manual wafer prober
  • Rucker & Kolls 250 manual wafer prober
  • Hewlett-Packard 4275A multi-frequency LCR meter (x 2)
  • J.A. Woollam Co. α-SE Teaching Ellipsometer
  • Keithley 2400 source meter (x 2)
  • Keithley 237 high voltage source measure unit
  • Keithley 228 voltage/current source (x 2)
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS90 particle analyzer
  • Radiant Technologies Precision Premier II ferroelectric analyzer
Box Furnace and Oven
Box Furnace and Oven
Four Point Probe
4-Point Probe
MetPrep3 Grinder
Hydraulic Fatigue Testing
Hydraulic Fatigue Testing
Impact Testing: 1ft. lb.
Impact Testing: 1ft. lb.
Impact Testing
Impact Test: 300 ft. lbs., 60 lb. hammer.
Inverted Metalligraph Microscope
Inverted Metallograph Microscope
Automated Mounting Press
Mounting Press
Nikon Microscopes
Malvern Zetasizer Particle Analyzer
Particle Analyzer
Precision Low-Speed Saw
Saw, Precision Low-Speed
Tensile Torsion Testing
Torsion Testing
Thermal Conductivity Testing
Thermal Conductivity Testing
Universal Testing Machine: 5000 lbs. of pressure
Universal Testing Machine: compression, tension, and bending at up to 5000 lbs. of force.
X-ray Defractometer
X-ray Diffractometer
Ferroelectric Analyzer
Ferroelectric Analyzer

?-SE Teaching Ellipsometer
α-SE Teaching Ellipsometer