New instruments were purchased and installed:
- Instron ElectroPuls E10000 Linear-Torsion All-Electric Test Instrument: designed for dynamic and static testing on a wide range of materials and components
- Rigaku SmartLab 9kW rotating anode general purpose X-ray diffractometer: diffractometer for diffraction on polycrystalline materials and high resolution diffraction on epitaxial layers. The device is versatile, allowing you to measure both powders and thin layers. High resolution is enabled through Kal component of the copper radiation using the Johannson monochromator.
- Xeuss 2.0 SAXS/WAXS System: X-ray Diffractometer for Measurements of the Small Angle X-ray Scattering