Facilities: Characterization Equipment
3 Foaming simulation systems with visualization: This system captures in situ visualization of batch foaming process.
2 Magnetic suspension balances (MSB): This system measures volume sorption isotherms of gas in polymer melts using the gravimetric method.
1 PVT measurement system: This system measures volume swelling and surface tension of polymer-gas mixtures at high temperatures and pressures using a pendant/sessile drop technique.
1 Scanning electron microscopy (SEM): This system captures high-quality images of internal structures of composites, blends, and foamed products at high magnifications.
1 hot-stage optical microscope with image processing