Research Training Testbed

The Research Training Testbed will provide an integrative training environment for upper-division undergrads and grad students that helps them understand energy materials, devices, and systems. Located in the new Nanoengineering and Sciences Building opening summer 2017, the facility will give students access to industrial-quality research tools and training.

Instruments in this testbed will also be made available to the full testbed user base when not in use by laboratory classes.

Contact Mike Pomfret for more information.

Instrument Description
Angstrom Engineering Glovebox-integrated NexDep PVD System Angstrom Engineering Glovebox-integrated NexDep PVD System:
Physical vapor deposition system capable of air-free fabrication of thin films down to the nanometer level.
Maccor Series 4000M 64-Channel Automated Battery Test System Maccor Series 4000M 64-Channel Automated Battery Test System:
Battery cycler used to characterize the electrochemical viability of electrode and electrolyte combinations.
Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System:
Designed to characterize electrical and temperature-dependent properties of materials.
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