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Field Emission scanning electron Microscope  (FESEM)
Zeiss Sigma 300 SEM (Located in G13A, Haking Wong building)

The Sigma 300 SEM, from Zeiss, is a field emission scanning electron microscope. It offers ultra-high resolution for both SE to image surface information and BSE to present compositional information in the high vacuum mode

Specifications / Applications:

(1) SE2 - Secondary Electron Detector

(2) InLens - Secondary Electron Detector within column

(3) BSD - Backscatter Electron Detector (retractable)

(4) EBSD Aztec Symmetry NANOANALYSIS WITH Fast & High Sensitive CMOS Camera, Maximum Indexing rate 3000HZ

(5) Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

X-ray diffraction (XRD) system
Rigaku SmartLab 9kW X-ray diffractometer (Located in G13A, Haking Wong building)

XRD is a non-destructive technique to obtain the structure of materials at atomic or molecular level. The diffraction pattern provides information such as atomic structures, lattice parameter and chemical bonds. Applications of XRD include phase determination, crystallography, pharmaceutical research, semiconductor defects, strain, stress analysis, etc. Materials studies varies from salts, metals, minerals, semiconductors thin films, organic, inorganic, nanomaterials, biological molecules, etc.

Specifications / Applications:

  • 9 kW high power X-ray generator

  • Micro-area X-ray diffraction measurements (X-ray spot size down to 300um diameter)

  • Automatic 8 position powder sample changer with spinner

  • Full automated alignment under computer control.

  • The system incorporates a high resolution θ/θ closed loop goniometer drive system, cross beam optics (CBO), an in-plane scattering arm, and an optional 9.0 kW rotating anode generator.

  • Focusing and parallel beam geometries without reconfiguration.

  • SAXS capabilities.

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Atomic Force Microscope
Bruker MultiMode 8 (Located in G13A, Haking Wong building)

The Bruker MultiMode 8 AFM provides nano-meter surface topography imaging and pico-Newtown surface force measurement in both air and liquids. Bruker’s exclusive ScanAsyst mode offers automatic image optimization for faster, more consistent results. It will continuously adjust scan rate, setpoint and gains to obtain the highest quality image. Imaging in fluid has never been easier. There’s no need for cantilever tuning and ScanAsyst continuously monitors the tip-sample interaction force, thereby eliminating setpoint drift. PeakForce QNM enables direct mapping of nanomechanical properties, including elastic modulus, adhesion and dissipation, at high resolution and normal scan rates. The data channels are quantitative and unambiguous, unlike conventional phase imaging and some competing multi-frequency techniques.

Specifications / Applications:

Contact, Tapping, and ScanAsyst imaging modes

Normal and lateral forces measurement

Measurement in air or liquids

AFM resolution: < 5 nm

No additional sample treatment needed

Auto functions

Chemical-electric measurement module

Temperature control stage (-10oC- 150oC)

Thermogravimetric Analyzer, with S-Type thermocouple for Labsys EVO with accessories

Setaram Labsys Evo (Located in G13A, Haking Wong building)

Labsys evo has a wide range of applications for DSC/DTA, TGA, simultaneous TGA-DSC/DTA, Cp measurements. Various fields of application are possible including polymers and plastics, advanced materials, pharmaceutical compounds, inorganic substances, thermodynamics (Specific Heat Capacity Cp precision within 2 %), energy, etc.

Its wide temperature range is: from 25 ° C  to 1600 ° C 

Gas type: UHP Ar


UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

The LAMBDA™ 365 delivers state-of-the-art UV-Vis performance that meets the needs of pharmaceuticals, analytic chemists, geneticists, and manufacturing QA/QC analysts everywhere.

The system delivers a variable spectral bandwidth capability from 0.5 nm to 20 nm, the operation range is between 190-1100 nm, to meet your application needs. It can accommodate a wide range of accessories, including multicell changers, solid sample accessories for transmission, reflectance, and a range of cuvette holders to meet your sampling requirements.





Video-based Optical Contact Angle Meter
Sindatek Model 100SB

The Model 100SB consists of the basic hardware with the following technical features:

  • Basic platform with needle holder and syringe support

  • Homogeneous LED backlighting electronics with continuously adjustable intensity

  • Measuring stage, adjustable in three axis for the accurate sample positioning

  • Adjustable tilt optics

  • Fixed lens with optional high-performance lens with an integrated continuous fine focus

  • High resolution 1280 x 1024 USB 2.0 camera; optional 60 fps speed camera

  • Manual dosing unit with fine 1.0 ul adjustable syringe

Integral X-Y-Z fine adjustable needle holder



3D Atom Probe Tomography

Cameca LEAP 6000 XR (Located in G13, Haking Wong building)


Atom Probe Tomography (APT or 3D Atom Probe) is the only material analysis technique offering extensive capabilities for both 3D imaging and chemical composition measurements at the atomic scale (around 0.1-0.3nm resolution in

depth and 0.3-0.5nm laterally). Since its early developments, Atom Probe Tomography has contributed to major advances in materials science.

The sample is prepared in the form of a very sharp tip. The cooled tip is biased at high DC voltage (3-15 kV). The very small radius of the tip and the High Voltage induce a very high electrostatic field (tens V/nm) at the tip surface, just below the point of atom evaporation. Under laser or HV pulsing, one or more atoms are evaporated from the surface, by field effect (near 100% ionization), and projected onto a Position Sensitive Detector (PSD) with a very high detection efficiency. Ion efficiencies are as high as 80%, the highest analytical efficiency of any 3D microscopy.

Cameca LEAP 6000 XR APT inherits key features from previous APT generations, adding deep UV laser pulsing to the proven local electrode design to deliver higher yield and data quality. Through compatibility with the microtip array and a redesigned optical system, the LEAP 6000 XR provides enhanced ease of use and the potential for fully automated operation.

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