Inamori School of Engineering

Surface Microstructural Analysis Laboratory
McMahon Building , Room 106

Student using equipmentThe Surface and Microstructure Analysis Laboratory (SMAL) is equipped with two conventional scanning electron microscopes, one of which has an energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS) for qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. The Lab is also home to an environmental SEM (ESEM), also equipped with an EDS spectrometer, hot stages and a Peltier stage. With these stages, imaging can be performed on small samples from room temperature to 1500°C, allowing some melting and sintering events to be observed. The ESEM also allows some biological tissue and biomaterial specimens can also be observed in the presence of moisture.

An electron probe micro analyzer (microprobe) with wavelength-dispersive and energy-dispersive capabilities is also housed at this facility. Additional capabilities include atomic force microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

For more information, contact Gerry Wynick.