The Dauskardt lab in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University is equipped with extensive capabilities for materials synthesis, processing, high-resolution micromechanical testing, chemical and nanostructural characterization, and computational modeling.
- Full wet chemical synthetic capabilities for precursor synthesis
- Sol-gel processing including spin-stations, dip and spraying capabilities
- Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition
- Atmospheric plasma deposition system with heated vaporizer (conductive coupling plasma systems and dielectric discharge barrier plasma systems)
- Inert gas and vacuum oven together with UV ozone surface cleaning capabilities
- Inert nitrogen glovebox for solution-processing of organic and perovskite solar cells
- Additional extensive PVD, PE-CVD, lithography, etching, and spin-coating capabilities through the Center for Integrated Systems
- Complete analytical services, including DTA, DSC, Density, etc.
- Ultra high-resolution, micro-mechanical testing system equipped with either manual or piezoelectric translators (displacement resolution of < 10 nm) with in situ optical microscopy, AFM and high speed data acquisition and computer control
- Environmental control chamber for adhesion and cohesion testing (inert gas, 0.1 - 100% R.H. and aqueous environments, high temperature to 300oC) and high speed data acquisition and control
- Environmental control systems with in situ UV irradiation with controlled wavelength for adhesion and cohesion testing (inert gas, 0.1 - 100% R.H., high temperature stability) and high speed data acquisition and control
- Strain and displacement measuring systems for fully automated compliance and crack length measurement
- High-resolution digital optical imaging and photographic equipment with precision positioning
- Nano indentation systems and wafer curvature testing systems with environmental control
- Surface acoustic wave (SAWS) capabilities for elastic property measurements
- Scanning and atomic resolution transmission electron microscopes
- Focused Ion Beam capabilities
- Raman and fluorescence microprobe analysis for phase and strain (stress) measurement
- X-ray diffraction facilities including reflectivity
- Scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes
- XPS, FTIR, SIMS facilities
- NMR facilities with MAS
- The Dauskardt group has a cluster of gigabit switch networked servers (48 cpus).