Facilities


The EPI and Lehigh University are well-equipped with the specialty instrumentation required for advanced research in polymer colloids. The equipment available within the Institute includes:

  • Mettler RC1 Reaction Calorimeter
  • Emulsification Equipment - Sonifier, Homogenizer, & Microfluidizer
  • Acoustic Particle Sizer (APS; Matec)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC; Waters) (not currenlty available)
  • Capillary Hydrodynamic Chromatography (CHDF; Matec)
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS; Nicomp)
  • Conductometric & Potentiometric Titration Equipment
  • Bottle Polymerization Unit
  • Stirred Flask Reactors
  • Densitometer (Mettler)
  • Optical Microscope (Nikon)
  • Bubble Surface Tensiometer (Sensadyne)

Other University facilities accessible for research include:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Microcalorimetry
  • Atomic Force/Scanning Tunneling Microscope (Thermomicroscopes)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Spectroscopy (DMS)
  • Tensile Testing (Instron)
  • Microelectrophoresis
  • Phillips  400 Electron Microscopes
  • ETEC Scanning Electron Microscope
  • JEOL 6300 F Scanning Electron Microscope
  • FTIR
  • NMR -360 and 500 MHz Bruker liquid
  • NMR- 300 MHz GE solid-state
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Scienta ESCA-300)


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