The Characterisation suite is one of the smaller laboratories in STEMLab, with capacity for 18 people. It can be booked in conjunction with other laboratories, for example, the Materials laboratory or used on its own for classes involving specialist materials characterisation techniques.
A range of equipment used for characterising the physical and mechanical properties of materials are contained in this room. The room includes a provision for high temperature furnaces with appropriate extraction, together with one built in fume cupboard. There is some specimen preparation capability, in order to make samples for subsequent testing.
The Characterisation suite sits in a 78/m2 space, with a max capacity of 18 people.