Particulate Analysis



A state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility equipped with an in-column energy filtering transmission electron microscope for nanoscale analysis and x-ray spectroscopy supported by major funding from the National Science Foundation and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology are the new centerpiece of the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates directed by Rajesh Davé, professor of mechanical engineering. The microscopy equipment, valued at over $2 million, supports sophisticated materials research, including the tailored particulate materials designed by Dave's team for many potential applications including pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, ceramics, electronics and specialty chemicals.

The center is now equipped to perform nanoscale analysis and x-ray spectroscopy with an in-column energy filtering Transmission Electron Microscope, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM), and a whole suite of sample preparation devices. The unusual combination of TEM and FESEM instrumentation supports sophisticated materials research.