Grant: $546,386 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 1, 2009
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Award Description: This proposal describes research efforts in technologically advanced materials at the University of Toledo, which the acquistion of a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope (SEM) will advance. The acquistion of a new SEM and suitable accessories will significantly enhance the quality of data collected at the nanoscale and will allow fundamental investigations into the nature of the materials that are not currently possible. Furthermore, the SEM will be equipped with an automatic sample changer, appropriate software, webcams, and VoIP to enable high schools and smaller colleges to remotely control the instrument and analyze their samples.
Project Description: The following SEM vendors were invited for presentations during the month of September: Jeol, Zeiss, Hitachi and FEI. Two of the investigators will follow up with on-site testing of the proposed instruments on October 1/2, 8/9 and 22/23. In addition, EDAX, Bruker and Oxford vendors were invited to present their EDS systems in September. The final purchasing decision will depend on the outcome of the on-site testing, and on the final pricing of the instruments with appropriate configurations.
Jobs Summary: Post Doctoral to be hired and equipment pricing is being obtained. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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