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RX Materials Characterization Facility (MCF)

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( R a j ) G a n g u l i , T o d d B u t l e r ,

M a t e r i a l s a n d M a n u f a c t u r i n g D i r e c t o r a t e

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Tour Schedule

General Overview of RX Directorate and Materials Characterization
Facility

Bldg 653, Rm 109

Tour of Main Facility (Bldg 655) and

Satellite instruments (Bldg 654) *If time permits*

Question and Answer Session

Bldg 653, Rm 109

Depart via Bldg 653 Main entrance

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United States Air Force Mission

The Mission of the United States Air Force is to

Fly, Fight, and Win…In Air, Space, and Cyberspace

“The first essential of air power is
preeminence in Research.”
- General Henry “Hap” Arnold

“…innovation – fueled by intelligent, creative Airmen – will remain a key part of
who we are and what we value as a service.” Gen Welsh, CSAF

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AFRL Mission

Leading the discovery,
development, and
integration of affordable
warfighting
technologies for our air,
space, and cyberspace
force.

LEAD · DISCOVER · DEVELOP · DELIVER

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Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

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MCF Mission and Impact

6500 ft2 Dedicated for Microstructural and Materials Analysis

Over $15M in Advanced Analytical Microscopes and Equipment

Dedicated Staff to Support Users and Develop New Capabilities

LEAD · DISCOVER · DEVELOP · DELIVER

Support AFRL S&T mission by providing seamless integration, application and development of advanced
characterization techniques and expertise to best meet AFRL/RX research mission, while balancing corporate
strategic planning and fiscal constraints.”
(on-site and through organization-level collaborations)
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• Tech Directorates (RX, RY, RQ, RW,…)

• Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

• University and Industry Collaborations

• External (CRADA)

• Open an unfettered access to all MCF instrumentation

• Open access fosters RX’s “Culture of Experimentation”

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Facilities and Instrumentation
• Laboratory space ~6500 ft2, including Hard and Soft matter preparation facilities

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SEM, TEM, FIB, 3DAP, EDS, EBSD, EPMA, soft/cryo,
metallography, X-ray, in-situ mechanics, EELS/EFTEM, …

Equipment and Facilities

Prime Capability Areas:

Materials Prep Labs:
Conventional metallography; soft/cryo EM prep suite

Light Optical Microscopy (LOM):
Zeiss Metallograph, suite of optical microscopes and stereoscopes

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM):
Gemini HR-SEM, Quanta ESEM (x2), Apreo HR-SEM

Chemical, Orientation, and Phase Analysis:
Bruker (EDS), EDAX (EDS/EBSD), Oxford (EDS/EBSD)

Micro-Fabrication, EM Prep, Milling and Testing:
Lyra FIB (x2), Nova FIB, Microprep Laser Mill, Illion Polisher,
nanomills, ion mills, in-situ mechanical testing for SEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM):
I-Corr Titan, Talos 200X, Cryo Talos 200C, Continuum ER EFTEM/EELS

X-ray Diffraction and Computed Tomography:
Zeiss Xradia 810 X-ray nCT, Rigaku XRD

Data and Image Processing/Reconstruction:
Relion Cryo-EM PC, high performance processing workstations (x2)

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Sample Preparation

• Optical Microscopes
• Sputter coaters
• Plasma Cleaners
• High Speed Grinders
• Roll Grinders
• Dimplers
• Mounting Presses
• Variety of saws

• Polishers
• Vibratory Polishers
• Electropolishers
• Precision Ion Polish

Systems - PIPS

• Ions Mills
• Nano Mills
• Microtome

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Electron Microscopy - Remote Collaboration

Materials Characterization Facility

Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis

• Provide remote access to state of the art instrumentation, training and expertise.

• Remotely Accessible Instruments:

- FEI Titan3™ G2 (Image Corrected)
- FEI Titan3™ (Probe Corrected/Mono)
- FEI Tecnai F20

FIB/SEMs

- FEI Helios NanoLab™
- FEI Nova NanoLab™

• Future connections to other DoD and DoE facilities are targeted

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QUESTIONS?

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