In collaboration with ADAPT we have a Lithoz Cerafab 7500, Tethon Bison, Form2, two Lulzbot Taz5 printers (one of which has been modified into a paste extrusion printer with in-line mixing of multiple feedstocks), and a custom-built Direct Ink Write (DIW) printer in addition to metal printers such as a 3DSystems DMP Flex 350.
Mills and Presses
With a Berlincourt-style meter, we can quickly and easily measure the direct piezoelectric response of macroscopic samples. An Agilent 4294A enables resonant measurements up to 110MHz. Finally, we have priority access to an Asylum MFP-3D scanning probe instrument with the high voltage PFM add-on.
With an aixACCT DBLI, we can collect even higher resolution piezoelectric measurements. The dual-beam laser interferometers (DBLI) allow us to perform piezoelectric characterization on thin films, from 1 inch manually to 8 inches semi-automatically. We can also use the DBLI to determine the d33 coefficient of clamped layers quickly, precisely and with a high degree of reproducibility.
With a Keithley 237 Source Measure Unit, multiple oscilloscopes, a wide variety of high and low voltage power supplies, voltmeters, pulse generators, and other miscellaneous electronics, we can build a number of custom AC, DC, or pulsed test beds.
With a Radiant Technologies Precision Multiferroic system integrated with a Trek 609B high voltage amplifier, we can measure ferroelectric hysteresis and a number of other related polarization characteristics across a wide variety of measurement conditions.
We also have an aixACCT system with DBLI for simultaneous measurement of polarization reversal and strain response.
Thin Film Deposition
We have two spin coaters for thin film and/or photoresist deposition, one of which resides inside the CSM class 1000 cleanroom facility. We also have access to extensive sputtering, pulsed laser, and molecular beam epitaxy deposition capabilities both at Mines and via collaborations at NREL and NIST.