List and description of our equipment

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

  • Netzsch 404 F1 Pegasus Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Pt furnace, RT to 1500°C
  • Turbomolecular vacuum pump + high purity inert gasses

Laser Flash Analyser

  • Netzsch 427 Laser Flash Apparatus
  • SiC furnace, RT to 1550 °C
  • Turbomolecular vacuum pump + high purity inert gasses


  • Netzsch STA 449 F1 Simultaneous Thermal Analyser (differential scanning calorimetry + thermogravimetric analysis)
  • SiC furnace RT to 1550 C
  • Silver furnace -120 to 675 C
  • In-line Agilent technologies 7820A gas chromatography + 5975 mass spectrometer for evolved gas analysis


  • Netzsch 402C Dilatometer
  • SiC Furnace RT to 1500 °C
  • Turbomolecular vacuum pump + high purity inert gases

High Temperature Tube Furnace

  • Sentrotech 1600°C tube furnace
  • PID programmable temperature control
  • 3.5″ diameter alumina tube

Powder Roll Compactor

  • Freund-Vector TFC-220
  • Vertical hopper with screw feed
  • Hydraulic controlled roll gap with adjustable roll force
  • Smooth, ridged, and punch/die roller sets

Optical Microscope

  • Zeiss Axiotech upright optical microscope
  • Halogen light source
  • 50x to 1000x magnification

Stereo Microscope

  • Zeiss stereomicroscope
  • 6.5x to 50x magnification

Grinding and Polishing

  • Struers Tegramin-20
  • Semi-automatic specimen preparation system

Hot Mounting Press

  • Struers Citopress-1
  • Programmable automatic hot mounting press