JIAM Analytical Instrument Facilities
Development, testing, and characterization of advanced materials require specialized tools, and JIAM’s laboratories are equipped with an extensive collection of leading-edge technologies. Among them are two new state-of the-art electron microscopes: the Zeiss Libra 200 transmission electron microscope (TEM) with microchromator and the Zeiss Auriga Crossbeam focused ion-beam scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM).
These powerful new microscopes, along with the full range of specimen preparation tools, represent JIAM’s latest acquisitions and, together with JIAM’s suite of existing technologies, establish the institute among the nation’s premier facilities for the creation and characterization of advanced materials.
East Tennessee is also home to two supercomputers that are among the world’s fastest and most powerful. ORNL’s Jaguar-Cray XT5-HE and UT’s Kraken-Cray XT5-HE, both housed on the ORNL campus, allow material scientists to simulate the dynamic molecular relationships within yet-to-be-created materials to determine how they might perform in real-world applications.