Fiscal Year: 2014
10 The University of Texas at El Paso (23684)
Principal Investigator: CRISTIAN E BOTEZ
Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 395,721
Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes
Start and End Dates: 2/1/14 <> 1/31/15
Restricted Research: YES
Academic Discipline: PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Science
Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Acquisition of an X-Ray Scattering System with Solid-Gas Reactor Chamber and Ultrafast Detection Capabilities for Research and Instruction in Science and Engineering.
Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity:
CFDA Link: DOD
CFDA Linked: Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering
We propose to acquire a PANalytical Empyrean x-ray scattering system equipped with Anton Paar XRK 900 solid-gas reactor chamber and ultrafast PIXcell3D detector for science and engineering research and instruction at the University of Texas at EI Paso (UTEP). The system has unique characteristics: the XRK 900 is the only commercially available chamber that allows reactive gas flow through a polycrystalline sample (at different temperatures, pressures and flow rates), and thus is able to replicate conditions under which certain functional materials actually operate. Structural and/or chemical modifications induced by variable sample environments that occur on time scales from a few seconds to tens of hours can be tracked in real time by the PIXcell3D detector. No such system exists at UTEP or at any university in our region, so the proposed acquisition will provide us with new outstanding capabilities.
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