Facilities and Equipment

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 Plasma and Other Deposition Systems

  • DSE PECVD deposition system 
  • Magnetron sputtering system (Teer Coatings UDP450 system) 
  • Dow Corning LabLine atmospheric plasma (reel-to-reel) system #
  • CoBlast powder coating system
  • HYBRID System (hollow cathode / microwave) – PVD/PECVD coatings 
  • CAP Microwave System – PECVD (including diamond film deposition) 
  • Atom Beam System - neutral atom beam & magnetron system 
  • Dow Corning PlasmaStream atmospheric plasma jet system
  • PlasmaTreat Open-air atmospheric plasma jet system
  • Range of 3D printing equipment

Characterisation Equipment

  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer
  • Contact Angle measurement system- surface energy. 
  • Emission spectrometer
  • Particle size analyser
  • Pin-on-Disk system – friction and wear tester
  • Scratch adhesion tester
  • Ball and cratering device – coating thickness 
  • Sand abrasion system 
  • Glancing angle XRD – crystalline phase identification
  • Box and tube furnaces 
  • Rockwell and Vickers hardness tester
  • Microhardness tester
  • Veeco Optical profilometer – surface roughness measurement
  • Metallurgical & stereo microscopes
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Sympatec HELOS partcle size analyser