University of Rhode Island Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership

General Information:

History of the SST Partnership
Participating Faculty
Participating Companies
Student Opportunities
Annual Poster Session

Research Areas:

Surface Engineering
Food Pathogens
IR Imaging for Health Monitoring

Instrumentation Reservation:

Reservation Calendar

Other Links:

SST Home Page
Microbeam Analysis Society
URI Home Page

Facilities and Capabilities of the SST Partnership

Perkin-Elmer 550 Multitechnique Surface Analyzer (Kirk 211)

Auger Spectroscopy
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS, ESCA)

Microscopy Laboratory (Kirk 210 & Kirk 211)

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX)
Low Vacuum Environment
Gun Shot Residue Analysis
Optical Microscope
Sun Workstation for Image Analysis

Thin Film Glancing Angle X-ray Diffractometer (Bay Campus)


Near Infrared/Visible/Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (NIR/Vis/UV)
Total Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy
Raman Spectroscopy
Infrared Spectroscopy (transmission and specular reflectance)

Thermal Analysis

Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Simultaneous Thermal Gravimetric Analysis/Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Thin Film Fabrication

Sputtering Machines
Evaporation Facilities
Ion Beam Milling
Plasma Oxidation/Nitridation
Ozone Cleaner
Lithography (Spin-coater, Aligner, Bake Tool)

Dektak II Surface profilometer



CAD Facilities