Richard Laine

Research Facilities

Carver Uniaxial Press
Location: 2591 GG Brown
Gel Permeation Chromatograph
Location: 2581 GG Brown

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is used to determine the relative molecular weight of polymer samples as well as the distribution of molecular weights. This device uses a column chromatography technique employing as the stationary phase a swollen gel. The polymer molecules diffuse through the gel at rates depending on their molecular size. 

Labmill 8000 Roller
Location: 2591 GG Brown
Tube Furnaces
Location: 2591 GG Brown
MTI GSL-1700X Tube Furnace
Location: 2581 GG Brown
Micromeritics ASAP 2020
Location: 2575 GG Brown

The ASAP 2020 (Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System) performs surface area analyses plus pore size and pore volume distributions, typically using nitrogen as the standard gas.

TA SDT 2960 Simultaneous DSC-TGA
Location: 2575 GG Brown

DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis) measures heat flow to or from a sample as a function of temperature and time. TGA (Thermo Gravimetric Analysis) measures weight changes in a material as a function of temperature (or time) under a controlled atmosphere. The DTA is performed simultaneously with TGA.

Vacuum Ovens
Location: 2581 GG Brown
Glove box
Location: 2581 GG Brown

Inert atmosphere glove boxes provide a highly controllable moisture-free environment for fabricating lithium-ion batteries.

Cast coater
Location: 2591 GG Brown

The tape casting coater is designed to produce films with consistent thickness.