Materials Characterization Facility

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Materials Characterization Facility

ECORE offers comprehensive material testing options in collaboration with the University of Toledo Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization (CMSC) using state-of-the-art materials characterization facility with professionally managed instrumentation. This state-of-the-art facility is established for microstructural, mechanical and chemical characterization in the fields of materials science and biology. This facility provides tools for developing new technologies and support for the current characterization needs.


Mechanical Characterization:
MTS Bi-axial Bionix Testing System (x3)
Bose Micro-Mechanical Testing System
Instron Uni-axial Testing System
6-Station MTS Bionix Spine Simulator (Wear Tester)
Wear Analysis/Testing Prep Package
Reaction hot press
Hot iso-static press (1500°C and 30ksi pressure)
High temperature furnace (1800°C)

Environmental SEM
Multimode AFM
Optical Microscope

Confocal Raman Spectrometer
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
X-ray Diff ractometer with Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) 
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) 
Raman Spectrometer with Microscope
UV spectrophotometer
Plate reader spectrophotometer
Plate reader luminometer

Last Updated: 6/27/22