William M. Keck Laboratory at Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University received an award from the W. M. Keck Foundation a few years ago, which opens new worlds of research on the molecular and atomic level for students, faculty, area junior colleges and high schools, and the local high tech community. The goal of the lab is to attract the North Bay high tech and biotechnology industry as well as researchers in the fields of physics, chemistry, material science, engineering, geology, geography, marine biology, conservation biology and other environmentally-related research.

The 2,430 square foot Keck laboratory is housed in 15,000 sq. ft. of Salazar Hall, along with other labs in the Cerent Engineering Science Complex.

The Microanalysis laboratory has the following instruments:

Pelco Sputter Coater 91000 Model 3
Rigaku Powder X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Hitachi S-3000N Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX)
Pacific Nanotechnology Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
PHI Auger Spectrometer (AES)
Ocean Optics Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS)
Olympus Confocal Imaging System

Very recently, we also automated a Janis low-temperature system, which runs temperature from 15 K to room temperature.

If you are interested in using any of the instruments, please feel free to contact me.

Sputter Coater
X-ray Diffractometer
Atomic Force Microscope
Auger Electron Spectrometer
LIBS Spectrometer

Janis Cryostat