Materials Synthesis and Processing
- Vacuum arc-melting furnaces
- High-temperature optic dal floating-zone furnace
- Modified Bridgman furnace with liquid-metal cooling
- Vacuum induction melt-spinning apparatus.
- Various furnaces for heat treatment in air and controlled environments,
- Electro-discharge machines
- Three screw-driven and two hydraulic mechanical testing machines
- Six constant-load creep frames.
- Buehler Micromet automatic computer controlled microhardness tester.
- High-load Nanoindenter XP
- Impact gun for performing tensile tests at strain rates to 103 s-1 and temperatures to 1500°C.
- SEM-based nanoindentation system
- High-temperature (1650°C) differential scanning calorimeter
- Auger electron microprobe with in-situ UHV fracture and heating stages
- Nikon Epiphot 300 optical metallograph with digital imaging
- Metallographic specimen preparation equipment including grinding and polishing wheels
- Fume hoods for chemical etching and electro-polishing
- Pycnometer for density measurements.
- Walker Scientific Hystersisgraph AMH-40.
- The BES effort in the Materials Science and Technology Division has a 48-node, dual-processor Opteron system with a 1 TB Raid system and gigabit Ethernet communications, for use in theoretical efforts, including the Alloy Behavior and Design group.
- We have an allocation for computer time at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a DOE facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Many of our simulations are performed on the Cray XT4 machine Franklin, one of the 10 most powerful computers in the world.”