Materials Fabrication and Characterization
Core Facility Name: Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscope systems (FIB-SEMs) Laboratory
Director/Manager: Suat Ay
Contact information: 208-885-1063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: uidaho.edu/engr/research/fibsem
Dual-Beam FIB/SEM Laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the art Thermo Scientific / FEI Scios dual-beam system composes of focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) columns with ThermoTM EBSD (QuasOr) and EDS (UltraDry) detectors.
It is equipped with Gold (Au) and Platinum (Pt) sources for deposition.
We provide TEM sample preparation, SEM imaging, compositional analysis of materials, FIB for integrated circuit edits, micro/nano deposition, patterning, etching, drilling, and many more service options with our instruments. Material analysis with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) detectors are also available.
Core Facility Name: Electron Microscopy Center
Director/Manager: Tom Williams
Contact information: 208-885-6656, email@example.com
Website address: none
The University of Idaho Electron Microscopy Center is a multi-user shared instrumentation facility for materials characterization and research that spans disciplines from materials engineering and chemistry to soils and geology to biology and food science. Instrument capabilities include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray micro-analysis, visible light & polarized light microscopy and powder x-ray diffraction.
Core Facility Name: Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop
Director/Manager: Bill Magnie
Contact information: 208-885-7904, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: none
We offer machine shop services such as milling and turning on manual and CNC equipment. We can also provide welding and fabrication services as well as design review for your projects.
Core Facility Name: Optical Imaging Core (OIC)
Director/Manager: Dr. Onesmo Balemba
Contact Information: email@example.com
Website Address: imci.uidaho.edu/image-and-data-acquisition-core/
The Optical Imaging Core (OIC) at the University of Idaho is a fee-for-service facility managed by the Department of Biological Sciences and available for on-campus and off-campus researchers. The core is dedicated to creating opportunities for high-resolution imaging and high-throughput characterization of biological processes. The shared facility houses two confocal microscopes, an analytical flow cytometer and analysis software programs.
Core Facility Name: CER StreamLab
Director/Manager: Prof. Ralph Budwig
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: uidaho.edu/engr/research/cer/research/stream-lab
CER StreamLab: A large-scale, tilting sediment flume to allow fundamental and applied research of processes in headwater streams and mountain rivers with a unique combination of scale, instrumentation, computer-control and ability to interface with researchers through the Internet.
Low-cost Aquatic Sensors: Design and fabrication of aquatic sensor systems for long-term field deployment. Measurements include dissolved oxygen, temperature, pressure, and electrical conductivity. Sensor systems are self-contained to take and store data for over a year and are powered by a small on-board battery.
Core Facility Name: Combustion Laboratory
Director/Manager: Kamal Kumar
Contact information: email@example.com
Website address: webpages.uidaho.edu/energy-systems-lab/
The service center will provide users FTIR spectra of gaseous samples using short path length gas cells. The samples will be tested using a Thermo-Nicolet iS5 spectrometer. The tests will be carried out in the laboratory facility located in Gauss-Johnson Rm 121. The same facility will also provide resources (TA Instruments Q500 TGA) for thermogravimetric analysis of solid samples using both conventional and modulated TGA experiments.
For additional shared resources see the Approved Service Centers page. Or for help finding an appropriate resource, contact our Service Center team.