Instruments & Devices
  • High Solution SEM-FIB GAIA3 (TESCAN, Czech Republic)
    The GAIA3 model high solution SEM-FIB is a superb combination of the field emission (FE) electron and ion sources and optical columns attached on one chamber. It combines the imaging qualities of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with the possibility of surface modification by a focused ion beam (FIB). STEM and EDS are also included in this system. The high solution scanning electron microscope with the focused ion beam device has an important performance in scientific research in mining engineering, material science, chemistry and chemical engineering and so on.
  • High Solution FE SEM MAIA3 (TESCAN, Czech Republic)
    High solution field emission scanning electron microscope MAIA3 model was designed to perform an imaging with low-energy electrons and an ultra-high resolution at the same time. The low-energy electrons give better material contrast, prevent specimens from possible damage and non-conductive specimens from charging. MAIA3 can be optionally equipped with Beam Deceleration Technology, which improves the resolution of a microscope at very low electron landing energies.
  • High Solution 3D X-ray Microanalyser (Carl Zeiss, Germany)
    The 3D-XRM can conduct the two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D)imaging in the low or high resolution, respectively, for the samples of minerals, building materials, semiconductor, polymers, rock, fossil and biology. Based on the 2D projections and the 3D reconstruction, the space distribution of minerals, holes, fluid in holes, diameter of holes and its connectivity of samples can be determined. The internal precise scanning also could be done by the scout and zoom function. The quantity analyses for the content of holes and particles in a certain size can be made by the image segmentation and statistic function of 3D analysis software.
  • New Wave Research 213 (ESI, USA)
    The NWR-213 nm Nd:YAG Q-switched laser ablation system has a short pulse width (<5 ns), which cause heating/melting of the sample, and has proven performance for a broad range of application. Laser energy and ablation diameter can be flexible adjusted. The NWR-213 has two volume cells, which are benefit for high-efficiency sample transport, fast washout and high sensitivity. Ablation strategies consist of area rasters, line scans, spot ablation and grid of spots. As an important pretreatment system for solid samples, laser ablation is mainly combined with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, which has proved to be a powerful technique for element analyses in geological, forensic science, environmental, archaeological/historical, biological applications.
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (Agilent Technologies, USA)
    The Agilent 7900 ICP-MS has the ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of inorganic elements in various applications, including environmental and food quality monitoring, minerals, biology and medicine, with high sensitivity, low detection limit and wide liner range. This system is equipped with the most efficient Helium Collision Model, and can effectively eliminate interferences of polyatomic ion, oxide iron, doubly charged irons and physical interference. The 7900 ICP-MS can analyze elements from Beryllium to Uranium in unknown liquid samples, with the concentration from percent to ppt stage. For solid samples, 7900 ICP-MS can be combined with NWR-213 for the quantitative elemental analysis in micro-area, zircon U-Pb dating and analysis of isotope abundance.
  • Electron Prob Micro-analyzer EPMA-8050G (Shimadzu, Japan)
    The EPMA-8050G has the superior specifications with a high degree X-ray angle, and up to five 4-inch high sensitivity X-ray spectrometers. The field emission (FE) electron optical system which achieves high performance has been adopted for the first time. The EPMA-8050G achieves the world's highest level of spatial resolution performance in element mapping. it enables analysis with the world's leading sensitivity in SEM of the FE type since the EPMA is capable of reaching a maximum current of 3.0 microampere. Also, its optimal current control is possible for the operations from secondary electron imaging observations with minute currents to high sensitivity analyses with large currents, and objective aperture replacement is not needed.
  • AVANCE III HD 600 MHz NMR (Bruker,Germany)
    Bruker’s AVANCE III HD 600 MHz Digital Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR) is used to study the molecular structure, the interaction of various molecules, the kinetics of molecules and the composition of biological mixtures or synthetic solutions or composites. The NMR’s advantage is the unique ability of a nuclear spectrometer to allow both the non-destructive and the quantitative study of molecules in solution and in solid state, as well as to enable the investigation of biological fluids. AVANCE III HD NMR spectrometer is the most sensitive and most accurate, highest performance NMR spectrometer on the market today. The NMR system is now available with the AscendTM superconducting magnet system, 5mm Broadband Liquid Probe, 4mm CP/MAS Broadband Solid Probehead, et al. It is widely used in the structure determination of the compounds in the field of the chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Life science, Biological engineering, and so on. Liquid-state 1H, 13C, 19F, 31P, DEPT, two dimensional NMR and solid-state 1H, 13C, etc. can be determined.
  • Quanta 250 ESEM (FEI, USA)
    The FEI Quanta 250 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy is a versatile, high-performance instrument with three modes (high vacuum, low vacuum and ESEM) to accommodate the widest range of samples of any SEM system. All the Quanta SEM systems can be equipped with analytical systems, such as energy dispersive spectrometer, wavelength dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and electron backscatter diffraction. In addition, the field emission gun (FEG) systems contain a S/TEM detector for bright-field and dark-field sample imaging. The Quanta 250 addresses the need to investigate a wide variety of materials and characterize structure and composition. It provides flexibility and versatility to handle the challenges of today's wide ranging research needs. View any sample and get all the data - surface and compositional images can be combined with accessories for determining material properties and elemental composition.
  • QUANTAX400 -10 EDS (Bruker, Germany)
    Bruker QUANTAX 400 is one of the most powerful systems available for energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis on SEM and electron microprobe. Several system levels and a multitude of options are available for scaling and tuning QUANTAX to a wide range of analytical tasks and application environments. Systems of all levels provide state-of-the-art qualitative as well as true standardless quantitative elemental analysis. The individual ESPRIT software tools are designed for easy and intuitive operation; yet include many powerful options for expert users. The liquid nitrogen free Xflash detectors with the proven silicon drift chamber principle provide the highest reliability and the best performance available.
  • Tecnai G2 F20 TEM (FEI, USA)
    The FEI Tecnai G2 F20 transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) are designed to offer a truly universal imaging and analysis solution for life sciences, materials sciences, nanotechnology, and the semiconductor and data storage industries. With high performance 200kV S/TEM system, it embeds Xplore 3D, PEELS, EDS, high resolution CCD, GIF, etc. The Tecnai G2 F20 combines modern technology with the stringent demands of an innovative scientific community.
  • D8 Advance XRD (Bruker, Germany)
    Bruker D8 ADVANCE XRD has the ability to perform a full range of applications, from qualitative and quantitative phase identification, structure refinement, catalyst and thin film in-situ investigation under ambient or non-ambient conditions. It features a non-monochromated Cu Kα X-ray, both point detector and LynxEye 1D detector, bragg-brentano and parallel beam geometry optics, high precision microprocessor controlled, two circle goniometer with independent stepper motors and optical encoders. It can be widely used in phase identification, phase quantitative analysis, structure refinement, microdiffraction and mapping, thin film analysis, in-situ investigation for catalysts and thin film, and small angle X-ray scattering determination of particle size and size distribution.
  • Dawning 5000A HPC (Shuguang, China)
    The high-performance Dawning 5000A of CUMT, which has a projected speed of over ten trillion operations per second, incorporates the 2.4GHz Intel Xeon5620 processor as its core, with 32G DDR3 memory, 2×500GB SATA storage, Infiniband full-duplex 40GB HCA card, and two kilomega cards in each blades. Dawning 5000A is currently jointly developed by the Institute of Computing Technology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Dawning Information Industry Company. Its application covers scientific computation and numerical simulation for CUMT discipline construction and fundamental study, also with data analysis and experimental research for project development and undergraduate teaching.
    The HPC software including 3D-Flow, ADF, Mathematica and so on matches the engineering research, teaching and scientific calculation. The application and service have covered the technology of materials, fluid, quantum chemistry, porous structure, physics, mathematics, engineering, bio-tech and life science. Currently, softwares such as ADF, 3D-FLOW, MATHEMATICA, VASP are running on our HPC.
  • Bruker XRF S8 TIGER (Bruker, Germany)
    The Bruker S8 TIGER fluorescence spectrometer is the innovative high-end addition to the XRF product family for elemental analysis in various industrial applications, including oil, lubricants, refinery, cement and mining. Unique features of the S8 TIGER include TouchControl and SampleCare, combining extreme ease of use and robust reliability with superior analytical performance. The S8 TIGER analyses all elements from Beryllium to Uranium in a wide variety of sample types. SPECTRA-plus with the standardless analysis package allows ultra-fast analysis of totally unknown samples.The S8 TIGER is designed for demanding applications in industrial process and quality control, and as a powerful elemental analysis tool in research and development labs.
  • Bruker VERTEX 80v FT-IR & HYPERION 2000 (Bruker, Germany)
    The VERTEX 80v vacuum FT-IR spectrometer is based on the actively aligned UltraScan interferometer, which provides PEAK spectral resolution. The VERTEX 80v is an evacuated optics bench that can eliminate atmospheric moisture absorptions for ultimate sensitivity and stability; enabling demanding experiments such as high resolution, ultra fast rapidscan, step-scan measurements. The unique Bruker Optics DigiTect technology prevents external signal disturbance, guarantees PEAK signal-to-noise ratio. The recently rediscovered terahertz spectral range is accessible even with a room temperature operated DTGS-detector. The high-quality design of the HYPERION 2000 features many contrast enhancement tools, a wide variety of dedicated objectives, and chemical imaging, the HYPERION enables you to conduct the most sensitive microanalysis easily and efficiently. Its field of use is extremely broad and includes materials research, polymers, chemicals, energy fuel, bio-technology, environment, forensics, art conservation, and life sciences.
  • XPS ESCALAB 250xi (Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA)
    The new Thermo Scientific Escalab 250Xi X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) is a fully integrated surface characterization tool designed to meet the demands of surface engineers for the development of new surface chemistries or dealing with routine characterization of surfaces, thin films and coatings. The combination of instrumentation and software combines high sample throughput with market leading analytical performance, essential for tackling the complex materials characterization needs of today's surface analysis applications. Additionally, the integration of an advanced parallel image detection system enables quantitative spectroscopic analysis of small features within the image field of view. Ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS) and reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy (REELS) are provided with the instrument while ultra violet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) are available as options.
  • AFM Dimension Icon (Bruker-Veeco, Germany)
    The Bruker-Veeco Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with ScanAsyst brings new levels of performance, functionality, and AFM accessibility to nanoscale researchers in science and industry. The Icon has been designed to deliver revolutionary low drift and low noise that allows users to achieve artifact-free images in minutes instead of hours, enabling increased productivity. It is extraordinary performance in a large-sample, 90-micron scan range system, surpassing the noise performance of most open-loop, high-resolution AFMs.
  • Bruker SENTERRA Raman Spectroscopy (Bruker, Germany)
    The SENTERRA is a high performance Raman microscope spectrometer designed for the most demanding analytical and research applications. Its most important innovation is certainly its internal continuous calibration as it ensures highest wavenumber accuracy without the need for calibrations with external standards. The SENTERRA combines numerous novel and several patented features, which include continuous calibration with Sure Cal, multiple wavelengths, high performance confocal depth profiling with FlexFocus, automatic Fluorescence Rejection (AFR) using SERDS and so on. Typical applications for combined Raman-FTIR systems include all fields of microanalysis that stand to benefit from the availability of rapid acquisition of both Raman and FTIR spectra, including areas such as forensics, pharmaceutical, biomedical, art, and semiconductors.
  • Microtrac S3500 Laser Size Analyzer (Microtrac, USA)
    The patented Tri-Laser System provides accurate, reliable and repeatable particle size analysis for a diverse range of applications by utilizing the proven theory of Mie compensation for spherical particles and the proprietary principle of Modified Mie calculations for non-spherical particles. The S3500 measures particle size from 0.02 to 3000 microns.
  • Vario Micro Cube - An Elemental Analyzer (Elementar, Germany)
    The "cube" platform of the Elementar elemental analyzer is setting the standards for elemental analyzers. Outstanding instrument design and intelligent engineering in combination with the worldwide longest experience in the development of elemental micro-analyzers lead to unmatched precision of your analysis. Volatile gasoline or temperature-proof silicon carbide can be analyzed just like coal, foodstuff or sewage sludge - without restriction of the elements, simultaneously for CHNS or for the combinations CNS, CHN, CN, O and Cl.
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (Dentec, Denmark)
    Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a robust technique for measuring fluid velocity. The method is an optical, non-intrusive technique measuring the movement of small and tracer particles by means of a camera and pulsed laser light. The technique is a strong experimental tool that rapidly and intuitively provides measurement results comparable to CFD simulation results. Hence, the technique is of great benefit in rapidly developing new (micro)-fluidic devices.
  • ICS-1100 Ion Chromatography (Dionex, USA)
    With dual-piston pumping and electrolytic suppression,the affordable ICS-1100 combines high sensitivity with set-and-forget convenience. Vacuum degas and column heater options further improve baseline stability and produce lower detection limits. The ICS-1100 comes with Chromeleon? SE data management software for automation and data handling.
  • Zetaplus 90 Zeta Potential Analyzer (Brookhaven, USA)
    The Brookhaven ZetaPlus is the simplest and most accurate particle electrophoresis system available. This revolutionary instrument has been designed to eliminate the shortcomings inherent in other zeta potential instruments. The ZetaPlus software is simple and intuitive to operate but yet offers flexibility and a full range of means for those who wish to tune their experiments to specific circumstances.