Eastern Michigan University
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Surface Science Lab
224 Strong Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Lab Phone: 734.487.8792
Office Phone: 734.487.8797
Fax: 734.487.0989

Surface Science Lab

The Surface Science and Nano-Tribology Laboratory (SSNTL) was established in 1993 by Dr. Weidian Shen (Wade), and now is equipped, among other things, with:

  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
  • Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
  • Nano Indenter XP system
  • Localized Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS)

Dr. Shen and his research associates and students use this equipment to study surface mechanics and nano-tribology, as well as surface structure of polymeric coatings and other molecular films, and corrosion mechanisms at the micro and nano-scale.

The current research work is supported by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Tank-Automotive RD&E Center (Army TACOM), Office of Navy Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Coatings (NSF I/U CRCC), high-tech companies, and the Faculty Research Fellowship of Eastern Michigan University.

To view the Equipment that the Surface Science Lab is Equipped with Go to the Science Surface Lab: Equipment Page.

For more information contact:

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344