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Facilities / Labs

CPAC is dedicated to advancing polymer and polymer composite research including
through their precise preparation and characterization. CPAC compasses over 5000 sq. ft of
laboratory space in the Gavin Research Laboratory with a wide range of equipment and
facilities related to the synthesis, processing, and characterization of materials.

CPAC is A2LA Accredited for a range of tests (Accreditation Here) and offers specialized testing
services in these and several other areas of chemical, mechanical, and thermal characterization.

The CPAC Research Laboratory Service Center instrumentation with set rates 
below (rates for AU Internal Users only). For non-AU testing please get in touch with for details.

CPAC Research Laboratory Service Center FY 24 Rates

X-ray Computed Tomography CT 28 $/hour
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) 15 $/hour
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) 10 $/hour
Instron 40 $/hour
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) 30 $/hour
Rheometer 30 $/hour
Thermal Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
(for Coefficient of Thermal Expansion)
10 $/hour
UV-Vis Spectroscopy 5 $/sample
FTIR Spectroscopy 5 $/sample
Gas Pycnometry (for density) 5 $/sample
Porometer 5 $/hour



Service Center Instrumentation