Corrosion Science and Engineering research includes understanding the basic mechanisms involved in material degradation in given environments and using that knowledge to develop a mitigation strategy against environment-induced failures.
Most of the research in this area is being carried out within this facility although some research requires the use of metallography labs at MSE, the cleanroom facilities of the Microelectronics Research Center as well as National Facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Labs and others.
The Georgia Tech gas gun is equipped with interferometric, stress-gauge measurement, and high-speed digital data acquisition instrumentation, permitting material testing at strain rates up to 106 s-1, under a range of multiaxial states of stress through normal and pressure-shear (inclined) plate impact experiments.
The Materials Analysis Center (MAC) is part of the Materials Characterization Facility. The lab is located on the second floor of the Baker building and occupies 3,100 square feet of space which is used for chemical and materials processing and analytical/materials testing.
Available to academic, industry, and government users, the MCF at Georgia Tech is a merger of several labs on campus under one umbrella with a uniform set of fees and policies. The MCF offers a wide variety of microscopy and characterization tools as well as skilled research staff to support your research needs. MCF offers shared-user access to the latest in imaging and analysis technology, which can be accessed by users 24 hours a day. It also provides a full contingent of services for researchers including
Capabilities include Melting and Solidification Laboratory, Impedance Spectroscopy and Electrochemical Analysis and Testing Facilities, and Corrosion Testing (Two electrochemical corrosion testing systems).
The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) is a Georgia Tech interdisciplinary research institute designed to enhance support for rapidly growing research programs spanning biomedicine, materials, electronics and nanotechnology.
Nanoindentation tester is used to investigate mechanical properties of materials by indenting the test material with a diamond tip to depths of 100 to 1000 nano-meters while measuring the force-displacement response. This tool is being used to study the relationship between microstructure and strength and toughness of materials.
The Georgia Tech 3D Systems Packaging Research Center is unique in three ways. It goes beyond the traditional exploratory research by faculty and graduate students to an integrated and system level approach with particular focus on: 1) leading-edge electronic and bio-electronic systems research, 2) cross-discipline education of students, and 3) industry collaborations with more than 70 companies from the U.S., Europe and Asia all in one transformative systems technology called System-On-Package, pioneered by the Center.
The PTCOE phosphor characterization facility currently has two high vacuum systems available for cathodoluminescence (CL) characterization of phosphor powders, screens, and thin films. A third system is also being developed to test phosphor screens using field emission cathodes. The facility employs two 0-5 kV electron guns, and one 1-30 kV gun.
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RPM) is an emerging collection of materials and process technologies, design and processing methodologies, and business practices and relationships, which together shorten product development cycles.
The Structures and Materials Laboratory in the School of Aero Engineering consists of a number of separate facilities that are spread over several labs with a total floor space of almost 5000 sq. ft. An extensive range of equipment for investigating problems of stress and strain distribution in a variety of materials and under many environments is available.