AMEE Lab Facilities

In Situ Phase-Shifting Curvature Interferometry

  • Curvature changes as small as 10−3 km−1 can be detected.
  • Newport optical table system with pneumatic isolation
  • Thorlab He-Ne laserThorlab polarizers, photodetectors and other optomechanical components
  • National Instrument Multifunction I/O deviceCustom-made electrochemical cell

kSA Multi-beam Optical Sensor (kSA MOS)

  • Measure the Curvature Thin film stress-thickness and thin film stress Reflectivity
  • Specs are available at this link

In Situ Strain Measurement Setup

  • Zoom lens and FLIR USB 3.0 Camera
  • Thorlabs optical table
  • VIC-2D Digital Image Correlation Analysis Software
  • Custom-made electrochemical cell
  • 532nm DPSS Laser System with 100mW output.

Battery Tester  

  • Arbin LBT21804
  • Potentiostat / Galvanostat
  • 8 Channels
  • EIS Integration Charge

Electrochemical Workstation

  • Biologic SP-150
  • Potentiostat/Galvanostat Board
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Argon-filled Glove Box

  • Mbraun Unilab-Pro SP
  • Banana plugs on the wall for electrochemical testing
  • Analytical balance
  • Coin-cell crimper
  • Basic Stirring Hotplate

Vacuum Oven

  • Thermo Scientific Lindberg/Blue M VO 914A1
  • Maximum temperature 500 °F
  • Inert gas injection valve and fresh air inlet

Planetary Ball Mill

  • Retch PM 100
  • Pulverizing, mixing, homogenizing, colloidal milling and mechanical alloying
  • Aeration cover jar and safety closure device allows performing ball milling in inert environment

Other Equipments

PH Meter
Semi Micro Analytical Balance

Vacuum-less Centrifugal Mixer
Heated Ultrasonic Cleaning Bath