Facilities Days - Shared Instrument Facilities Open House
Save the Date! Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Please mark your calendars for the AMIC and Industry sponsored Shared Instrument Facilities Open House at UW Madison -  Thursday, January 28th, 2016 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. We will be giving an overview and highlights of instruments from the Biochemistry Optical Core, the Paul Bender Chemistry Instrumentation Center as well as the three core facilities within the College of Engineering - the Materials Science Center, the Soft Materials Lab, and the Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics. The event is free to attend and we encourage you to join us for learning, networking and food & drink.

Registration information and links will be sent out in early January within the AMIC and MRSEC newsletters!

Speakers from ...
BioChemistry Optical Core (Director: Dr. Elle Grevstad)
Dr. Elle Grevstad

The Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC) provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for super-resolution light microscopic imaging. Expertise and advice is available for the design of experiments involving these techniques; and for the development of grants and manuscripts involving super-resolution and standard light microscopic technologies. 

Chemistry core facility
The Paul Bender Instrument Center houses the Chemistry Department's major shared analytical instrumentation (magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction). These instruments are maintained and updated by an expert staff that provides user training and data interpretation in support of Departmental research. The Center is located on the second floor of the Chemistry building.

Dr. Jerry Hunter
College of Engineering -
Director of Shared Instrument Facilities

Materials Science Center

The UW Materials Science Center (MSC) contains sophisticated tools for characterizing materials and nanostructures within a multi-user facility supporting all major scientific and engineering disciplines on campus and external organizations.

Techniques offered include:

* Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
* Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM/EBSD/EDS/EBL with electron backscattered
   diffraction, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy & electron beam lithography
* Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
* Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
* Confocal Microscopy
* X-ray diffraction (XRD)
* Small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)
* X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
* Raman Spectroscopy
* Fourier Transform infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
* UV-Vis/Near Infrared Spectroscopy (UV/VIS/NIR)
* Nanoindentation
* Atom Probe Tomography (APT)
* Full suite of sample preparation tools

Soft Materials Laboratory

The Soft Materials Lab (SML) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a research facility for analysis and characterization of synthetic polymers, soft materials and polymer devices.

Techniques offered include:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
                        Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
                        Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
                        Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
                        Contact Angle measurement
                        Zetasizer Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
                        Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
                        Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
                        Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
                        Contact Angle measurement

Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics
WCAM maintains a suite of semiconductor and microfabrication processing equipment in a clean room laboratory. WCAM houses over 60 advanced tools for micro and nanofabrication. All equipment is available to qualified users from the University of Wisconsin, other educational institutions, or industry.

WCAM offers services for:

 * Lithography
 * Deposition
 * Thermal processing
 * Plasma etching
 * Packaging
 * Assembly
 * Wet chemical benches

Instrument Highlights
J.A. Woollam:
J.A. Woollam VASE

  1. Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer (VASE)

The VASE is a versatile ellipsometer for research on all types of materials: semiconductors, dielectrics, polymers, metals, multi-layers, and more.
It combines high accuracy and precision with a wide spectral range up to 193 to 3200nm. Variable wavelength and angle of incidence allow flexible measurement capabilities including: Reflection and Transmission Ellipsometry, Generalized Ellipsometry, Reflectance (R) intensity, Transmittance (T) intensity, Cross-polarized R/T, Depolarization, Scatterometry, Mueller-matrix

J.A. Woollam IR-VASE
  2. Infra-red VASE

The IR-VASE® Mark II is the only spectroscopic ellipsometer to cover the spectral range from 1.7 to 30 microns (333 to 5900 wavenumbers). The IR-VASE can determine both n and k for materials over the entire width of the spectral range without extrapolating data outside the measured range, as with a Kramers-Kronig analysis. Like other Woollam ellipsometers, the IR-VASE is perfect for thin films or bulk materials including dielectrics, semiconductors, polymers, and metals.

Hysitron Nanoindenter
Hysitron Nanoindenter

The Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter® is the next-generation nanomechanical test instrument providing industry-leading sensitivity and unprecedented performance. The TI 950 nanoindenter has been developed as an automated, high throughput instrument to support the numerous nanomechanical and nanotribological characterization techniques developed by Hysitron. The TI 950 nanoindenter system incorporates the powerful performech® Advanced Control Module, which greatly improves the precision of feedback-controlled nanomechanical testing, provides dual head testing capability for nano/micro scale connectivity, and offers unprecedented noise floor performance. The numerous nanomechanical testing techniques offered by Hysitron, as well as new testing methods currently being developed, make the TI 950 TriboIndenter an extremely versatile and effective nanomechanical characterization tool for the broadest range of applications.

Nikon N-STORM Super resolution Microscope

N-STORM is a super-resolution microscope system that combines "STochastic Optical ReconstructionMicroscopy" technology (licensed from Harvard University) and Nikon's Eclipse Ti research inverted microscope. The N-STORM super-resolution microscope provides dramatically enhanced resolution that is 10 times that of conventional optical microscopes.

And more!
Program Agenda (tentative)
9:00-9:30 am coffee, registration and networking

9:30  -  9:45  Welcome, AMIC introduction, core facilities on campus
9:45  - 10:00 Biochemistry optical core
10:05 -10:20 Paul Bender chemistry instrumentation center
10:25 -10:40 College of Engineering core facilities

10:45 - 11:00 am Break

Instrument maker presentations
11:00 - 11:20 J.A. Woollam - VASE and IR-VASE
11:25 - 11:45 Hysitron - Nanoindenter
11:50 - 12:10 Nikon - Super resolution Microscopy

12:15 - 1:00 LUNCH (Industry Sponsored)

Posters, snacks & networking during tour times
1:00 - 2:00 CoE core facilities tours,
2:00 - 3:00 Biochemistry optical core tour
1:30 - 2:30 Chemical Instrumentation Center tour
Poster Presentations
We are encouraging students to submit posters showing work they have done where an instrument from a core facility (any facility on campus) was used. There will be prizes for the top three posters. Poster abstract, title, and authors should be submitted to Jennifer Weber (jennifer.weber@wisc.edu) by noon, January 11, 2016. 


Felix Lu and Erin Gill
Co-Directors, Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

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