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Acquisition of a TA Instruments Discovery 850 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
There is currently not a DMA on the UW campus that is accessible to all student users. This includes UW user facilities, namely the Clean Energy Testbed Facility, Molecular Analysis Facility, and departmental instrumentation facilities (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering). If a DMA could be acquired through this funding opportunity, students could use this DMA to analyze and understand the mechanical properties for newly developed materials. DMAs are advantageous over instrumentation currently available for measuring mechanical properties because a DMA measures a wider range of properties and requires a smaller quantity of sample. DMA is commonplace in both industry and academia; Access to such an instrument is critical to real-world training for students preparing for employment in academia, industry, and national laboratories.
The instrument will have a reservation calendar, similar to NMR and mass spec facilities.
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