For a Power Point Presentation of The University of Southern Mississippi MRSEC facilities,
Film Formation Cluster:
This cluster facilitates all necessary equipment for film fabrication, film
formation, and includes powder coatings lab, UV curing facilities as well
as thin film deposition laboratory.
This cluster facilitates the access to the state-of-the-art transmission electron
microscopy, environmental scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy,
and X-Ray analysis.
Rheological behavior of polymers, polymeric blends, organic coatings as well as
other fluids can be examined.
Liquid, gel phase gel permeation chromatography allows researchers to separate
monomeric and polymeric species utilized for further studies. In addition,
polymer particle size analysis can measure as low particle sizes as 0.8 nm.
This cluster is equipped in state-of-the-art 500 and 200MHz NMR, both liquid
and solid state. Vibrational spectroscopy components of this cluster utilize
high throughput and high power IR spectrometers with all necessary surface and
interfacial attachments as well as IR Imaging.
All modern synthetic apparatus is available for center researchers which allow
synthesis and polymerization of water soluble and dispersible polymers.
A spectrum of thermal and mechanical analysis techniques including DSC, TGA, DMA,
as well as instrumentation methods are available.
(large download - 150 MB).