BackUniversity of Waterloo – Advanced Technology Laboratory
c/o Tong Leung, Director
Nano Centre (QNC 3606)
200 University Avenue West
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35826
Assets And Services
One of Canada’s premier materials research laboratories, the Waterloo Advanced Technology Laboratory (WATLab) is equipped with a full range of state-of-the-art instrument-clusters. WATLab offers a unique interactive environment for multidisciplinary advanced research and training to university researchers that is second to none in Canada, but also provides important research and development services to local industries in Canada’s Technology Triangle (Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph).
WATLab offers a complete toolset for advanced materials research and emerging technology development. Most of our instrument systems are state-of-the-art and some are unique in Canada, and they include all areas of: - microscopy and diffraction [Zeiss Libra 200MC TEM, Zeiss Leo 1530 and UltraPlus FESEMs (with EDX/OIM), FEI Quanta Feg 250 ESEM (with EDX), Zeiss Orion Plus HIM, Omicron VT-STM, DI D3500 Nanoman and Asylum BIO-3D AFMs, Olympus LMs; Anton Paar SAXS, PANalytical X'pert Pro MRD HR-XRD and MPD Powder XRD]; - spectromicroscopy and spectroscopy [VGS ESCALab 250 Imaging ESCA, Thermo MicroLab 350 Auger Microprobe, IONTOF SIMS-5, PE LS55 PL, PE Lambda 35 &1050 UV-Vis, Bruker Senterra-2 Raman, Bruker Tensor 27 FTIR] ; - bulk characterization [QD Dynacool PPMS, QD SQUID-VSM MPMS]; - lithography and nanomachining [Nabity and Fibics EBLs, Raith IBL, IMP Xpress Maskless OL, Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM, DI Nanoman NL, Fibics NPVE]; - wet and dry materials synthesis (all areas); and - rapid device prototyping (all areas).
Product Testing and Materials Characterisation
We offer pay-per-use service for both academic and industrial users at competitive rates, with our expert operators providing sample characterization measurement (and analysis).