Materials & Device Testing

Our open-access materials and device testing facility helps you characterize novel materials and new devices in high resolution.

4D LABS is home to world-class imaging tools including scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEM) to enable you to complete in-depth investigations of material properties, including crystallinity, defects and microstructure.

Our analytical capabilities are complemented by Focused Ion Beam systems for fabricating small devices and sample preparation.

Characterization services, capabilites and applications

  • High resolution imaging
  • Nano- and microstructure analysis
  • Elemental composition
  • Surface composition
  • Optical properties
  • Fuel cell testing
  • Crystal structure characterization

Materials testing applications

  • Quality control
  • Failure analysis
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Drug delivery vehicle characterization

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Our flexible operations model enables academic and industry users to solve problems at any scale.

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Electron microscopy

Perform high-quality elemental mapping, cross-section analysis and ion beam patterning with highly advanced electron microscopes.

Sample preparation and processing

Sample preparation equipment used to ready samples for our use with our various characterization tools.

Composition analysis

4D LABS suite of tools provides all lab users with capabilities for determining the composition of materials and devices.

Structural analysis

Our tools provide lab users with a variety of techniques to probe the structure of a material.

Full equipment list

View the full list of equipment available for use at 4D LABS.