Research Facilities

Major laboratory facilities for the CPSE are located as follows:

Mountaintop Campus:

Asa Packer (Lower) Campus:

Instrumentation available to students and staff of the CPSE include the following:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • ESCA
  • Scanning Auger electron spectroscopy
  • Laser Raman spectroscopy
  • Mossbauer spectroscopy
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance, NMR (three instruments: 90, 300, and 500 MHz)
  • Fourier-transform infrared, FTIR (both convential and photoacoustic)
  • Gel permeation and gas chromatography units
  • Electrophoretic mobility apparatus
  • Rheometrics RDA2 dynamic mechanical spectroscopy
  • Instron tenisle equipment
  • polymerization reactors, including bottle polymerizers, a Mettler RC-1 reaction calorimeter, and stirred-tank reactors with on-line sample analysis for residual monomers and interfaced with a computer for control operations
  • modulated differential scanning calorimeter, DSC
  • Hi-Res thermogravimetric analyzer, TGA