Materials Under Extreme Conditions Research lab

Sample and DAC preparation

Laser Drilling

Microscope built-in Micromanipulator 

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ITable-top laser drilling and micromachining system used for  gaskets and preparing samples and sample environments for DAC experiments.  Ability to drill holes of <10 micrometers and of drilling non-conductive materials.  Enclosed as a Class-I laser for safe operation.

The system allows the direct handling of samples in the microscale. Integrated with a built-in Microscope connected with the PC allowing even inexperienced users to perform complicated and delicate procedures by just controlling a computer mouse.

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Top Industrie DAC Gas Loader

Single-station glove box

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Custom DAC gas loader. Operating pressure up to 3000 bar. Ability to load both inert (Ar, Ne, He) and corrosive (e.g. H2) gases. Ability to measure the pressure in-situ (Ruby marker) during loading. Remote control of the compressor on a touchable screen and pneumatic valves. Pressure sensor for automatic control of the compressor.

Single-station glove box,   continuously maintain a  high-purity inert gas environment with  less than 1ppm O2. Automatic control of: air pressure;  gas purification system;   regeneration  process of the gas purification system. Automatic prompt and alarm function; system control parameter setting; system parameter recording; system actuator working condition monitoring.

 Microscopes

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FA050880 Trinocular Stereo Microscope

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FM3D0325U 360° 3D digital Microscope

Stereo Microscope with Touch-pad Screen

NIKON SMZ 18 trinocular stereo microscope with NIS-Elements analysis software

Probing techniques 

Raman Spectroscopy

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3x1.5m self-leveling optical platform

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Shamrock 500i:

Aperture F/6.5, Focal length 500mm  Gratings Interchangeable indexed triple turret: 300, 600 and 1200 l/mm

Wavelength accuracy 0.04 nm Wavelength repeatability 10 pm

Resolution: 0.06nm

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Twist: 457 nm,  50 mW

Fandango: 515 nm, 150 mW

Flamenco: 660 nm, 100 mW

Cobolt  (HÜBNER) ultra narrow  linewidth lasers

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iDus 420/BEX2-DD

Back Illuminated

Deep Depletion CCD with anti-fringing

Extended range dual AR coating

Collaborations with Large-scale facilities 

Advanced Photon Source (ANL)

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Advanced Light Source (LBNL)

Spallation Neutron Source (ORNL)

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