Access to Research Facilities
Due to the special character of research in the department, the central laboratories of the Materials Science and Engineering Research Centre are used in a large proportion of the research activities. These facilities are open for use by scientists and students from other departments at the Technion, from other academic institutes in Israel and abroad, and by industry. The equipment is maintained and operated by experienced staff.
Transmission Electron Microscopy: High-resolution imaging (atomic scale), crystallographic analysis (Electron diffraction), chemical mapping (EDS, EELS), in-situ heating and cooling experiments. Dr. Yaron Kauffman 04-8294567.
Atomic Force Microscopy: Surface topography and related parameters. Michael Kalina 04-8295795.
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC): difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature. Used mainly for identifying the type of reactions (endothermic/exothermic). Temperature range: R.T.-1400°C. Ronen Aviram 04-8294289.
Furnaces Lab: Carbolite air furnace (R.T-1100°C), electrical arc furnace. Ronen Aviram 04-8294289.
Conventional TEM specimen preparation: Michael Kalina 04-8295795.