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Cryogenic analysis can be done independently on materials subject to Cryotron’s wear process at the University of Alberta; in labs equipped with the following equipment:

  • Tribocope - a combination of an atomic force microscope and a nano-mechanical probe

  • Universal micro-tribometer - has the capability to monitor electrical contact resistance, acoustic emission and frictional force during wear, indentation and scratch tests on micro-scale and macro-scale

  • Scanning Kelvin Probe - determines surface electron work function

  • Fischer Scope - Micromechanical probe

  • High-temperature air - jet erosion tester

  • High-temperature air - jet erosion tester

  • Electrochemical scratch apparatus - for corrosive wear studies

  • Electrochemical measurement system - for corrosion studies

  • Dry sand/Rubber - wheel abrasion tester

  • Slurry-pot erosion tester with temperature control

  • Pin-on-dics wear testers

  • Air-jet erosion tester

  • Pulse and direct current electrodeposition system

  • Differential scanning calorimetry system

  • Bell Jar vacuum melting furnace

  • Automated friction measurement

  • Laser thermometer

  • Computing facilities


Dr. Dongyang Li

  • Professor - Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta (Canada)

  • Adjunct Professor - Department of Bio-Medical Engineering, University of Alberta (Canada)


Dr. Li can do before and after material testing on numerous types of metals and other materials.

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