Equipment coming soon to MRL

MRL is consistently acquiring new, cutting-edge machinery and resources for your research. Stay in the know about equipment coming soon!

Gatan PECSII Ion beam polisher with coating capabilities:

Gatan PECSII Ion beam polisher

  • Fully automated argon ion polishing system.
  • Damage-free surfaces for SEM, EBSD and optical applications.
  • Integrated coating capabilities (C and Pt).
  • Low etch voltages ~ 100 V for rapid and damage free preparation of sample surfaces.
  • Samples up to 32 mm in diameter.
  • Touch screen operation

AJA Orion-8 Sputtering system for magnetic materials:

(Funded by the Illinois MRSEC)

AJA Orion-8 Sputtering system

  • UHV system
  • 8 targets
  • Off-axis deposition option
  • DC and RF generators
  • Full automation for deposition control
  • +/- 2.5% thickness uniformity over 4” wafer
  • Substrate temperature up to 850oC
  • +/- 0.1oC substrate temperature stability

Bruker D8 Advance XRD system with high-temperature sample stage:

Bruker D8 Advance XRD system

  • 2D Eiger2 R 500K detector
  • Heating chamber for in situ XRD up to 1200oC
  • Four-circle sample stage
  • All major applications included in one system
  • Cu source and TRIO primary optics
  • Powder XRD
  • Thin film and grazing incidence XRD
  • High resolution epitaxial and single crystal materials
  • Reciprocal space mapping
  • Texture and stress analysis
  • TOPAS structure refinement software