MACS Lab's experience goes well beyond running standard tests. Let us be your partner in science! With our arsenal of sophisticated instruments, we can solve your material analysis problems. Our services include:
We have a variety of techniques for analyzing historic automobiles or objects to determine their origin or history, based on composition, tool marks, etc.
Metal failure analysis
We do characterization of crystals using X-Ray Diffraction, which is a useful tool in analysis of metal failure.
Determination of alloy composition
We characterize alloys using elemental analyis and/or X-Ray Diffraction.
Identification of unknown or suspect materials
We can use a variety of chemical and microscopic methods to identify your problem materials.
Testing for quartz
We test for quartz (silica) in air and bulk samples by X-Ray Diffraction.
NIOSH 500 and NIOSH 600 (Particulates)
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Following are some of the instruments we have available:
Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
The TEM is generally used in materials science, polymer science, in the plastic packaging and hard disk industries, and where fiber and mineral crystallography are concerned. The TEM allows much higher magnification than an optical microscope. Additional capabilities of the Analytical TEM include electron diffraction and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis. Electron diffraction is used in the study of crystallography especially of very small single crystal samples. Energy dispersive x-ray analysis is used to perform chemical analysis of microscopic samples to assist in their identification. Our TEM is equipped with a double tilt specimen holder and a micro-spot which is only 100 nanometers in size thus allowing for analysis of very small objects.
X-ray diffraction is useful for identifying materials based on their crystal structure.
This instrument can identify organic chemicals based on their chemical structure.
Polarized Light Microscope
The PLM instrument is used to identify minerals.