Equipment & Laboratory Facilities

Ceramics Processing Facilities

Multiple Air Furnaces to 1700° C
Multiple controlled atmosphere furnaces
Vacuum hot press (2000° C, 25 ton)
Induction hot press (2000° C, 25 ton)
Ceramics forming facilities (tape caster, extruder, die-presses)
Particle size analysis
Synthesis laboratories including wet labs
Ball Mills

Contact Person/Dept

Professor Ivar Reimanis

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 201A
(303) 273-3549
ireimani@mines.edu

 


Chemical and Structural Analytical Facilities

Optima 3000 ICP Spectrometer - Chemistry, (303) 273-3610
CRAY 5 UV-Nir Spectrometer - Colin Wolden, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Alderson Hall 423, (303) 273-3544
Leco Interstitial Analyzers 
Complete Hydrogen (diffusible and total) Analyzer
Mossbauer Spectrometers - Don Williamson, Meyer Hall 257, Physics, MH 340, (303) 273-3837
UV Spectrometers - Physics, Room 425, Meyer Hall, Departmental office phone: (303) 273-3830 Chromatographs - Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, (303) 273-3610
X-ray Diffraction Systems

Coating/Thin Film Testing and Deposition System

Scratch/adhesion Tester
Wear Tester
Profilometers
8,000 Square Feet Thin Film Labs (2 clean rooms)
VAC TEC, VCC 7740 Vertical Cathode PVD Unit
VAC TEC, MLIV Horizontal Cathode PVD Unit
Varian Ion Implantation
Hyper Ion PVD Unit
Electron Beam & Thermal Evaporation Units
Perkin Elmer RF Sputtering System 2400-8SA
Closed Field Unbalanced Magnetron System
Watkins Johnson Atmospheric Pressure CVD Unit
Plasma Enhanced CVD Unit
Laser Surface Modification Facilities

Contact Name/Dept:

Professor 
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Commercial Codes

Process Simulation Software - Aspen
Finite Element Software - ABAQUS (Ivar Reimanis - Metallurgy, Hill Hall 201A, 303-273-3549)
Quantum Mechanical Software - Gaussian 94 Spartan
Materials and Molecular Modeling Packages - Cerius 2

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor James (Jim) Ely
Chemical and Biological Engineering
AH 451
(303) 273-3885
jely@mines.edu

 


Corrosion and Surface Analysis

EG&G PARC 273 Potentiodynamic Analytical System
Salt Spray Corrosion Testing
High Temperature Corrosion Testing
PH and Selective Electrode Sensors
XPS
Auger Electron Analysis
Schlumberger 1255 High Frequency Response Analyzer
3852 HP Data Acquisition System
Cyclic Voltammetry Measurement
Electrochemical Impedance Analyzer
Ellipsometer
Surface Area Analyzer

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Electron Microscopy

We are a user facility for imaging and analytical instruments, including scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM/STEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy of x-rays (EDS), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), focused ion beam (FIB), x-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and laser/Raman confocal microscopy.
Laboratory staff members are available to perform analysis for customers for an additional technical assistance fee.
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Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Robert Field
Metallurgical and Materials Science
HH 176

(303) 384-2203
rfield@mines.edu

 


Electronic Materials Characterization

JA Woolham Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
Three Wavelength Gaertner Ellipsometer
Tencor Temperature Dependent Hall Effect Analyzer
Low Temperature Photoluminescence Spectrometer
C-V, I-V, PV Efficiency Instruments
Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope
Varian Ion Implanter

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Electronic Materials Processing Facility

1000 sq. ft. Class 1000 Clean Room
3000 sq. ft. Thin Film Deposition Facility

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor
FacultyMetallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Foundry

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Jeffrey King
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 360
(303) 384-2133

kingjc@mines.edu

 


Hydrometallurgical Capabilities

Leaching Systems
Precipitation Systems
Analytical Support
Sol Gel Processing

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Patrick (Pat) Taylor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 358
(303) 384-2130
prtaylor@mines.edu

 


Joining and Welding Laboratory

Complete Arc Welding Capability
Laser Welding System
Solid State Bonding
Soldering and Brazing Capability
Fixtures for Hot Cracking Susceptibility Testing
Gleeble Thermomechanical Simulator
Experimental Welding Consumable Production Capability
Underwater Welding

Contact Name/Dept:

Professor Stephen (Steve) Liu
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 254
(303) 273-3796
sliu@mines.edu

 


Machine Shop

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Gerald Bourne
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 115
(303) 273-3778

bourne@mines.edu

 


Mass Spectrometer

Extrel ELQ - 400 Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometer
Extrel ELQ - 400 LC/MS Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometer
Perkin Elmer Q-Mass 910 GC/MS Systems
JEOL M Station High Resolution Mass Spectrometer

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor 
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Mechanical Testing and Forming

4 MTS Servohydraulic testing units with load capacity between 10-100 kips
High strain rate servohydraulic testing frame with displacement rates up to 13 m/s
3 creep frames
Fatigue testing: Uniaxial, rotating bending, bending, Krouse-type, torsion capabilities
Rolling Sliding Contact Fatigue Machine
4 Rolling Contact Fatigue Machines
2 Slow Strain Rate Frames with environmental chambers
Dry Sand Rubber Wheel Wear Tester
Cathodic Charging for H-embrittlement studies
Hole Drilling Equipment for Residual Stress Analysis
Charpy Impact Tester
Drop Weight Tear Tester
Furnaces and extensometry for elevated temperature testin

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Kip Findley
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
(303)-273-3906
kfindley@mines.edu

 


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NMR - 400 Mhz Liquid - Solids NMR Spectrometer

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Steven Dec
Chemistry and Geochemistry
CO 121
(303) 384-2109
sdec@mines.edu

 


Nuclear Radiation Analysis

High Gamma Ray Detection with Simulation Detectors
Resolution Gamma Ray Delection with Semiconductor Defector
Charge Particle Detection with Semiconductor Defectors
Neutron Activation

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Uwe Greife
Physics
MH 457
(303) 273-3618
ugreife@mines.edu

 


Particulate Processing and Analysis

Powder Metallurgy Processing
Mineral Processing
Ceramic Particulate Processing
Particle Size Analyzer

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Patrick (Pat) Taylor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 358
(303) 384-2130
prtaylor@mines.edu

 


Physical Metallurgy Laboratory

Specimen Preparation Capability
Metal Forming Capability
Image Analysis
Optical Microscopy
Numerous Heat Treatment (vacuum and air) Systems
Rockwell Hardness and Vickers Microhardness testers

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Gerald Bourne
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 115
(303) 273-3778
bourne@mines.edu

 


Physical Characterization

Netzsch Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer
Netzsch High Temperature Dilatometer
Netzsch Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Netzsch Thermal Conductivity Tester
Seiko TG/D and Cahn TGA Both Interfaced to a Fisons Mass Spectrometer
Bio-Rad Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Thermal Conductivity

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor 
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

 


Polymer Characterization

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
Light Scattering Molecular Weight Characterization
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Electrochemistry Characterization
Contact Angle Measurements

JEOL ECA-500 NMR Spectrometer – 500 MHz, variable temperature instrument capable of measuring all relevant nuclei with a 24 position sample changer.
Bruker Avance III 400 MHz Spectrometer – solids analysis system with MAS, diffusion, and variable temperature capabilities.
Waters GPC interfaced with a Wyatt mini-DAWN light scattering detector - Gel permeation chromatography capable of absolute molecular weight determination.
Viscotek GPCmax – GPC system with RI, UV-Vis, light scattering, and viscosity detectors capable of absolute molecular weight determination.
Wyatt Dawn Helios-II – 18 angle light scattering detector with an optilab T-rex RI detector for combined characterization of molecular weight and refractive index increments.
Seiko Instruments TG/DTA 320 with SSC5200H Thermal Analysis System - Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis system for determination of thermal transitions in polymeric and other materials.
Perkin-Elmer Pyris DSC - Differential scanning calorimeter for the determination of glass transition temperatures, melting points, crystallization temperatures, cure temperatures, as well as other calorimetric data associated with these thermal transitions.  Capable of analysis from -150°C to more than 600°C.
TA instruments Q20 DSC - Differential scanning calorimeter for the determination of glass transition temperatures, melting points, crystallization temperatures, cure temperatures, as well as other calorimetric data associated with these thermal transitions. 
Thermo Electron Evolution 300 - UV-Vis spectrometer with xenon lamp light source for absorbance or transmittance from 190-1100 nm.
Thermo Electron Nicolet 4700 - FT-IR spectrometer capable of measuring IR transmittance or absorbance as films, powders, or by attenuated total reflectance.  The system has a grazing angle total reflectance (GATR) attachment.
Photon Technology International QuantaMaster 40 - Fluorescence Spectrometer – capable of measuring photoluminescence with different excitation energies on liquid samples and films.
Gamry Series G 300/750 Potentiostat – potentiostat with EIS capabilities for determining electrochemical behavior.
PAR model 176/model 276 interface potentiostat/galvanostat - with PARC electrochemistry software

Contact Person/Dept:

Professor Daniel Knauss
Chemistry & Geochemistry
CO 158
(303) 273-3625

 


Pyrochemical Capabilities

Molten Salt Electrorefining
Molten Salt Electrowinnin
Molten Salt Heat Treatment Baths
Smelting Capabilities
High Temperature Melting Furnace
Vacuum Industries Inductotherm Vacuum Furnace (2200° C)
Seven Protective Atmosphere Boxes

Contact Person/Dept

Professor Brajendra Mishra
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 305A
(303) 273-3893
bmishra@mines.edu

 


Reaction System (SHS)Testing Reaction Chamber

Microgravity Processing Chambers
Powder Processsing Facilities

Contact Name/Dept:

Professor 
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273
@mines.edu

 


Thermal Analysis Laboratory

DSC/DTA/GTA Laboratory

Contact Name/Dept:

Professor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
HH 
(303) 273-
@mines.edu

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