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Department of Materials

Homepage: http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/

Equipment

  • Agilent B1500A

    Location:
    Clarendon Laboratory - Lindemann, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    With B1511A medium power source monitor unit.
  • Arcotronics Web Coater

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Roll-to-roll coating facility onto flexible substrates up to 350mm wide, and webspeeds of up to 5m/s
  • Bohlin Instruments Rosand RH7-2 Rheometer

    Location:
    Annexe, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    OK
  • Bruker (formerly Siemens) D5000

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    OK
    Backup instrument for more modern D5000 XRD Service. Parts not guaranteed anymore.
  • CPS Instruments CPS Disc Centrifuge

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Ultra-high resolution, high accuracy measurement of particle size distribution. Highly poly-dispersed particles can be measured in the size range of ~2.0 nm to ~75 microns ...
  • Cameca 3DAP-LAR

    Location:
    12-13 Parks Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Lightly used.
    Provides: mass resolution of 1000 FWHM, 500 FWTM, 200 FWHM; field-of-view up to 100 nm x 100 nm; typical volume of analysis of 20,000 nm³ ...
  • Cameca LEAP 3000X HR

    Location:
    12-13 Parks Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Heavily booked.
    Provides: mass resolution 1000 FWHM, 500 FWTM; field-of-view up to 200nm diameter; typical volume of analysis 200,000 nm³ in 1 hour;  picosecond green (532nm) laser/voltage ...
  • Cameca LEAP 5000X

    Location:
    12-13 Parks Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Heavily booked.
    Provides: mass resolution >1000 FWHM, 500 FWTM; field-of-view up to 200nm diameter; typical volume of analysis 300,000 nm³ in 1 hour;  picosecond UV (355nm) laser/voltage ...
  • Cameca NanoSIMS 50

    Location:
    Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked.
    Allows simultaneously high lateral resolution (50 nm), high mass resolution (M/ΔM = 5,000) and high sensitivity (ppb for some elements).
  • Cleanroom Facility

    Location:
    Christian Building, Begbroke Science Park
    150 m² of cleanroom space, class 10,000.
    * Measurement Suite: 236 Source measure unit, 2410 HV Digital Sourcemeter, 2420 HC Digital sourcemeter,590 CV Analyser,2361 Trigger ...
  • Extruder

    Location:
    Annexe, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    OK
    Modular inter-linked system. Includes: Lab-Station Extruder driver type 815802; Lab-Station Extruder 30mm type 827104.001; 100mm Ribbon Die Assembly; Univex take-off type 843319; Lab-Station Extruder 300mm ...
  • Glove Box Technology Anaerobic Glove Box

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    With Edwards evaporator.
  • Glove Box Technology Glove Box

    Location:
    Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    Fitted with integral vacuum pumps and Edwards E306 thermal evaporator.
  • Hitachi TM3000

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Available for self drive after brief training.
    Low vacuum mode, high sensitivity semiconductor BSE detector and Bruker Quantax 70 EDS ideal for fast, hassle free imaging and analysis of your samples.
  • Hitachi TM3000

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Tabletop SEM equipped with Bruker EDX
  • Horiba Scientific LabRAM ARAMIS

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 4 sessions in every 10 available.
  • JASCO V-570 PC

    Location:
    12-13 Parks Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
  • JEOL 4500 UHV Chamber

    Location:
    Engineering And Technology Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Availability varies greatly throughout the year.
    This UHV chamber has the following facilities: electrical conductivity measurement, reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), e-beam metal evaporator.
  • JEOL 4500XT UHV scanning tunneling microscope

    Location:
    Engineering And Technology Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Availability varies greatly throughout the year.
    This UHV chamber has the following facilities: scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), 2 K-cells, e-beam metal evaporator, ...
  • JEOL 4500s UHV scanning tunneling microscope / scanning electron microscope

    Location:
    21 Banbury Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Availability varies greatly throughout the year.
    This UHV chamber has the following facilities: scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), 3 K-cells, Ar ion sputtering, X-ray ...
  • JEOL Ion Slicer

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
  • JEOL JEM-2000FX

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    A resolution of 0.3 nm, an electron probe size down to 1 nm, and maximum specimen tilts of ±45 deg along both axes.
  • JEOL JEM-2010

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    A resolution of 0.19 nm, an electron probe size down to 0.5 nm and a maximum specimen tilt of 10 degrees along both axes. Equipped ...
  • JEOL JEM-2200MCO FEGTEM

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    A field emission gun TEM/STEM with aberration correctors fitted to the imaging and probe forming lenses. Resolution of 0.12 nm.
  • JEOL JEM-3000F FEGTEM

    Location:
    Holder Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training). Precedence will be given to users of the JEOL 2010 who can demonstrate their ability to use that machine and show that they are unable to carry out their work due to limitations of the LaB6 instrument.
    Field emission gun (FEG) TEM with a point resolution of 0.16 nm. Equipped with an Oxford Instruments energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) with a super ...
  • JEOL JEOL ARM300 CF

    Location:
    Harwell
    Availability:
    Booked via DLS calls
    Double abveration corrected FEGTEM capble of operation at 30-300kV. Resolution 50pm. Equipped with n Oxford Instruments X-Max EDX detctor
  • JEOL JSM-5510LV

    Location:
    Holder Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training) and Hilary term (u/g teaching)
    Basic tungsten SEM with BSE/SE dectors and Oxford Xmax EDX system
  • JEOL JSM-6480LV

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Features Oxford Instruments INCA Energy, INCA Wave and Channel 5 EBSD on a JEOL 6480 Low Vacuum large stage SEM platform.
  • JEOL JSM-6500F

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Spatial resolution is 3 nm, and the analysis facilities include EDX, EBSD and cathodoluminescence.
  • JEOL JSM-840A

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Best resolution attainable on high contrast samples (Au on C) is 3.5 nm at 35 kV.
  • JEOL JSM-840F

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Best resolution attainable on high contrast samples (Au on C) is 1.8 nm at 35 kV.
  • JEOL JSTM-4200D

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Fairly heavily used - generally 3 sessions in every 10 available.
    Temperature range -143 to + 500°C. Topography imaging using Contact Mode or TappingMode. Vacuum Capable. Resolution depends on sharpness of probe tip. Samples must be ...
  • JEOL JXA-8800

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    For fully-quantitative microanalysis and elemental mapping. Four wave-length dispersive spectrometers detect and measure the X-rays generated by the electron beam hitting the sample. Exact detection ...
  • Japan Analytical Industry LC-250HS

    Location:
    12-13 Parks Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    Automated large-scale recycling preparative HPLC.
  • MTS Nano Indenter XP

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 4 sessions in every 10 available.
    To analyse mechanical properties of surfaces or thin films. Load resolution of ~10 nN; displacement resolution of ~0.01 nm. Max indentation load of 500 mN. ...
  • Malvern Mastersizer 2000E

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    For the measurement of the particle size distribution of wet and dry samples: 0.02 to 2000 microns. With hydro sample dispersion unit.
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Enables measurements of particles and molecules from 0.6 nm to 6 microns. Accurate measurements of zeta potential in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions.
  • Matsuzawa SEIKI Microhardness Tester

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 4 sessions in every 10 available.
    Bench-top microhardness tester. Equipped with Vickers and Knoop indenters. Indentation position ~10 microns (using optical microscope and sample stage). Forces applied by a column of ...
  • Micro Materials NanoTest Platform

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked.
    Capabilities include: surface/near-surface; mechanical properties of thin films and coatings, loads 10 μN - 500 mN; hardness; modulus; creep; depth-profiling; wear resistance; interfacial adhesion; and ...
  • Micromeritics Gemini V

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Surface area and pore size analysis using the BET method (BET single or multipoint). Rapid twin tube set up. Surface Area: 0.01 m²/g and higher ...
  • Mocon Ox-Tran 2/20

    Location:
    Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    OK
  • Mocon Permatran-W 3/31

    Location:
    Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    OK
  • Montana Instruments s50 Cryostation

    Location:
    Hume-Rothery Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Limited due to heavy demand of the group
    A 4K closed-cycle cryostation for optical microscopy with DC and MW electrical feedthroughs.
  • NanoFocus uSurf

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 6 sessions in every 10 available.
    3D optical measurement system based on whitelight confocal microscopy. Measures optically complex surface structures while maintaining high vertical and lateral resolution.
  • NanoSight Nanoparticle Characterisation System

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 6 sessions in every 10 available.
    Highly accurate visualisation of individual nanoscale particles in suspension. Quantitative estimation of particle size and size distribution.
  • Omniscan MicroXAM 5000B 3d ADE Phase shift interference contrast optical profiler

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
    3D surface mapping. Measures step heights from less than a nanometer (0.001 micron, or 10 Angstrom) up to millimetres.
  • Oxford Applied Research Sputter Unit

    Location:
    Engineering And Technology Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
  • Oxford Instruments Twin-X

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Bulk samples (solid or liquid); Na to U; ten position sample tray; method-embedded analysis recipes.
  • Oxford Instruments X-Strata 960

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Thickness and/or composition of plating, coatings, films (Ti to U); 5 layers / 15 elements / common elements correction; composition analysis of up to 15 ...
  • PVA TePla Analytical Systems Scanning Acoustic Microscope

    Location:
    Engineering And Technology Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Soon to be transferred to Oxford Materials Characterisation Services at Begbroke.
    Includes: 500 MHz Pulser/Receiver PR500; MCX-2S High resolution positioning controller; and 2x objective, transducer, pre (200 MHz + 80 MHz).
  • PerkinElmer DMA 7 & DMA 7e

    Location:
    21 Banbury Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    OK
  • PerkinElmer DTA

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Combined weight change and thermal events. RT- 1100oC
  • PerkinElmer HyperDSC

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Determination of phase transitions / melting points / thermal transitions, etc. Temperature range: -170°C to 730°C; accuracy: ±0.1°C; precision: ±0.01°C. Calorimetry accuracy: < ±1%; precision: ...
  • PerkinElmer Pyris TGA

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Determination of weight loss with temperature. Temperature range: subambient to 1000°C; scanning rates: 0.1°C/min - 200°C/min; temperature precision: ±2°C. Balance tare: reproducible to ±2 µg; ...
  • Philips PW1825

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
  • Quorum Technologies E3000

    Location:
    21 Banbury Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Contact for information.
  • Thermo Scientific K Alpha

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Monochromated X-rays and ion profiling.30 micron spatial resolution.
  • VG CLAM 4

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Quantitative elemental analysis from Li to U, ca. 0.1 At %. Surface analysis (10 nm). Ion pumped UHV chamber equipped with a VG nine channel ...
  • VG HB501

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    FEG-STEM for EDX chemical analysis and elemental mapping with 1-2 nm spatial resolution.
  • VG LMIG SIMS with quadrupole mass spectrometer

    Location:
    Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Generally available.
    SIMS imaging and depth profiling.
  • Varian Cary 5000

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 4 sessions in every 10 available.
    175 - 3300 nm range. Spectral bandwidth to 0.01 nm. Solid and liquid samples. Specular reflectance accessory.
  • Varian Excalibur

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Good: generally about 6 sessions in every 10 available.
    Chemical group speciation and molecular fingerprinting. Mid IR range (7,000 to 350 cm⁻¹), with DTGS detector (high scan rate). UMA 600 microscope with single point ...
  • Veeco AutoProbe

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Fairly heavily used - generally 3 sessions in every 10 available.
    High resolution surface analysis (up 100 microns x 100 microns). Force-distance analysis for local compliance (nanoindentation). Topography imaging using Contact Mode or TappingMode. Lateral resolution ...
  • Veeco DekTak 6M

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Excellent - generally available.
    Measures step heights on any surface, surface roughness, waviness and texture. Scan lengths to 25 mm. Stylus force down to 1 milligram. Z-height capability from ...
  • Zeiss AURIGA FIB-SEM

    Location:
    Hirsch Building, Begbroke Science Park
    Availability:
    Heavily Booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Combines a high resolution SEM to the precision milling and nanofabrication abilities of a high resolution FIB. The SEM has resolutions of 1.0 nm at ...
  • Zeiss NVision 40 FIB-SEM

    Location:
    Holder Building, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Heavily Booked, particularly during Michaelmas Term (training).
    Combines a high resolution SEM to the precision milling and nanofabrication abilities of a high resolution FIB. The SEM has resolutions of 1.1 nm at ...
  • Zeiss Xradia 510 High Resolution 3D X-Ray Tomography Microscope

    Location:
    21 Banbury Road, University Science Area
    Availability:
    Generally booked up to 2 months ahead
    High resolution computed X-ray tomography with in situ loading/heating/cooling. The instrument is designed for: materials science (structural characterization, damage mechanisms); Earth sciences (pore characterization, fluid ...