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$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research
June 26, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells.

Microscope leverages industrial research potential
December 16, 2005

Industry aims as diverse as getting more pop cans from a sheet of aluminum and making ever-smaller computer chips are being advanced with the help of a new arrival at WSU. A state-of-the-art field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) is helping WSU’s David Field answer questions about the properties of metals and other materials that are valuable for a variety of industries, ranging from aluminum to semi-conductors. Field, an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is an expert in the crystalline structures that make up metal, ceramic and semiconductor materials. He recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to … » More …