The JMU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry houses extensive instrumentation for materials characterization. Many faculty in the department are affiliated with the Center for Materials Science. Tools for synthesis, production, and characterization are housed in shared facilities and the labs of faculty affiliated with the Center. Our major instrumentation is listed below. 


Class 10,000 Cleanroom for Microfabrication

Neutronix Quintel NXQ4006 Mask Aligner

MBraun MB-EVAP E-beam Evaporator

Edwards Auto 500 Sputtering System

March Instruments PX-250 Plasma Etch System

KLA Tencor P7 Stylus Profilometer


PANalytical X’Pert PRO MPD XRD System


Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope

Digital Instruments Multimode Atomic Force Microscope

Scienta Omicron Infinity SPM Lab

LEO 1430 VP Scanning Electron Microscope with Oxford EDS

Zeiss Sigma300 VP Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

Optical Characterization

J A Woollam Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer


Anton Paar MCR 302 Rheometer 

TA Instruments Discovery HR 20 Rheometer 

Sample Processing

Laurell Wafer Spin Processor

Allied High Tech MultiPrep Polishing System

Universal Laser VLS 3.50 Laser Cutter

Labconco Freezone 4.5 freeze dryer


Malvern Panalytical Zetasizer Ultra Dynamic Light Scattering System with Vibrio Viscometer


ramé-hart Model 290 Automated Goniometer/Tensiometer 

T200 Theta Optical Tensiometer 

Thermal Analysis

TA Instruments DSC-250 DSC

TA Instruments TGA 550

Back to Top