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    About Us

    Eltron R&D is over 30 years old and has experience in catalysis, materials, chemicals, analytical services, engineering design, prototype development, and technology feasibility studies.

  • about us
    About Us

    Eltron R&D is over 30 years old and has experience in catalysis, materials, chemicals, analytical services, engineering design, prototype development, and technology feasibility studies.

Eltron R&D Facilities

Eltron Research & Development was founded in 1982 and occupies a modern research facility in Boulder, Colorado.

Eltron R&D's ambition to create and commercialize new technologies is driven by the desire to identify more cost effective and efficient solutions for industry.

Research and development is offered through services, consulting and contract basis for government and private industry.

See the categorized lists below for specific research instrumentation and equipment available at Eltron:

Materials Processing

  • • Union Process Model 01-HD and 01-STD Attritors
  • • Fluitron Model CP2-10-60 Isostatic Press
  • • Lindberg 1500º and 1200ºC Tube Furnaces/Model 59545 Control Console
  • • Lindberg 1200ºC Box Furnace/Model BF51842
  • • DelTec Model DT-31-FL 1700ºC Box Furnace
  • • Thermal Technologies 2000ºC Tube Furnace
  • • Thermolyne 1100ºC Muffle Furnaces
  • • Eltron 1200ºC Reactor Furnaces
  • • Skutt Kiln Furnaces
  • • EPH Engineering Associates Inc. Model 22351 Tape Caster
  • • Table Top Tape Caster Model TTC-1000
  • • Ceramic Tube Extruder
  • • Dip Coating Apparatus
  • • W. S. Tyler RX-86 Sieve Shaker
  • • Norton Ball Miller
  • • Carver Laboratory Press with Heating 2101-1 Blocks
  • • Four Column Hydraulic Press with Heating Blocks
  • • Buehler Minimet Polisher
  • • Metaserve 2000 Grinder/Polisher
  • • Buehler Isomet 1000 Precision Diamond Saw
  • • PELCO SC-6 Sputter Coater
  • • Fluitron Model CP4-12-60 Isostatic Press
  • • CertiPrep SPEX 8000 Mixer/Mill
  • • Devilbiss 515DZ PSA 5L/min Oxygen Concentrator
  • • Vacuum Ovens: Napco Model 5851, Isotemp Model 285A and Isotemp Model 280A, two VWR Model 1415M
  • • Sepa CF Filtration Membrane Test Cell
  • • Pilot Scale Catalyst Synthesis Equipment
  • • Harrick PDC-32G Plasma Cleaner

Analytical Instrumentation

  • • Analytical Balances
  • • Gow-Mac Model 750 & 850 FID and Model 580 TCD Gas Chromatographs
  • • Shimadzu GC-14A FID and TCD Gas Chromatographs
  • • Hewlett Packard 5890 TCD Gas Chromatographs
  • • Engine Exhaust Analyzer Model TIF 5GA
  • • Shimadzu TOC-5000A Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • • Computerized Waters Breeze System for HPLC and Size Exclusion Chromatography Unit consisting of: 1525 binary HPLC pump, 77251 1500 series P manual injector, 2410 refractive index detector, 1500 column heater and Breeze Software Kit software
  • • Shimadzu Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Model AA-6701 Equipped with Flame, Graphite Furnace and Auto Sampler
  • • Shimadzu SALD-2001 Particle Size Analyzer
  • • Nicolet Impact 410 FTIR Spectrometer
  • • Nicolet Avatar 360 FTIR Spectrometer
  • • Johnson Mathey Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • • Phillips X-Ray Powder Diffractomer with Model PW 1830 X-ray Generator, Model 1050 Goniometer and Model PW 3710
  • • Control Unit
  • • Rigaku Miniflex CN2005 X-ray Diffractometer
  • • Quadrex 200 Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
  • • Electrothermal 9300 Melting Point Apparatus
  • • Shimadzu DSC-50 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • • Shimadzu TGA-50H High Temperature Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • • Shimadzu DTA-50 Differential Thermal Analyzer
  • • Shimadzu TMA-50 Thermomechanical Analyzer
  • • Shimadzu GC17A with QP-5000 Mass Spectrometer
  • • Quantachrome Instruments NOVA 2000e Multi-station Nitrogen Sorption Analyzer, Standard Model Version 7.70
  • • JEOL JSM 5610 Scanning Electron Microscope/PGT Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis
  • • Leica Microlab Epifluorescence Microscope with Pixera Digital Camera
  • • Nikon SMZ-2T Zoom Stereo Microscopes/ equipped with Pixera Digital Camera
  • • Nikon Optiphot-2 Reflectance Microscope with Trinocular Head
  • • Bausch and Lomb Spectronic 21 Spectrometer
  • • InPhotonics Raman Spectrometer Model INP-36-785SR with Fiber Optic Raman Probe
  • • Ocean Optics SD-2000 Dual UV-VIS Spectrometer
  • • Melles Griot 6 mW HeNe Laser
  • • Oriel Model 77250 Monochromator
  • • Hewlett Packard Model 8453 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • • Hach DR/820 and DR/890 Colorometers
  • • Numerous pH/Potentiometric Meters and Ion Selective Probes

Materials Testing

  • • Brookfield HBCP--DVIII Cone and Plate Viscometer with Temperature Control
  • • Brookfield RVDVII+ Viscometer with associated thermosel for viscosity measurements to 300°C
  • • Instron 1137 30,000 lb Capacity Tension/Compression Test Machine with Cryostat and Furnace
  • • Rockwell Hardness Tester

Electrolytic Instrumentation

  • • DC Power Supplies: Sorensen DCR 20-25B, TCR 20V-100A, HP's E3632A & 6259B, Topward 33010D & 3601D, Xantrex XFR12-100A, EMHP 1000A, plus others
  • • ElectroCell Multipurpose Electrochemical Cell
  • • Eltech Systems Zero-Gap Electrochemical Cell

Signal Generators/Processors/Data Acquisition

  • • Tektronix 2213 60 MHZ Oscilloscope
  • • Tektronix TDS210 60 MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • • Tektronix AM502 High Gain Differential Amplifier
  • • Hewlett Packard 3478A Multimeter
  • • Hewlett Packard 4276A LCZ Meter
  • • Hewlett Packard 34970A Switching/Data Acquisition Systems
  • • TTI PDA-700 Photodiode Amplifier
  • • EG&G PAR 162 Boxcar Averager
  • • Wavetek 182A Function Generator
  • • EG&G PAR 5207 and SRS Lock-in Amplifiers
  • • Numerous Handheld Digital Multimeters

Electrochemical Instrumentation

  • • Gamry PC4/750 mA Potentiostat/ Galvanostat/ZRA; DC105, EN120, CV130, EIS300, ESA400, and VFP600 Software
  • • EG&G PAR 273 Potentiostat /Galvanostat PAR 250 Software
  • • EG&G PAR 174A Polarographic Analyzer/ Model 303 Static Mercury Drop Electrode
  • • Schlumberger SI 1260 Impedance Spectrometer System/ZPlot Software
  • • Wenking LT-78 Potentiostat
  • • BAS CV-37 Low Current Potentiostat
  • • BAS Petit Ampere Potentiostat
  • • BAS CV-1B Potentiostats
  • • Eltron Galvanostats
  • • Custom-Built Battery Cycling Instrument
  • • Constant Voltage/Current Power Supplies
  • • CH Instruments Potentiostats
  • • Barnstead Nanopure Infinity Water Purification Unit

Vacuum/Inert Atmosphere Equipment

  • • Custom UHV System for Electrostatic Discharge Testing
  • • Custom UHV Chemical Vapor Deposition System
  • • Vacuum Atmospheres Dri-Lab Drybox/ HE-493 Purifier
  • • Vacuum/Atmospheres TS-500 Dual Module Drybox/HE-40 Inert Gas Purifier
• Plasma Systems
  • • Custom Arc Alloy Melting Apparatus
  • • Hobart HPW Plasma Arc Welder
  • • ESAB SVI300i Plasma Arc Welding Power Supply

In-House Facilities

  • • Machine Shop and Welding
  • • Electronics Shop
  • • US Filter 18 MOhm Deionized Water System
  • • Filtered Compressed Air Distribution System at each Workstation
  • • Twenty-three Chemical Hoods
  • Photolithography and Microfabrication Facility
    • • Edwards 306A Thin Film Evaporator/Inficon XTM/2 Deposition Monitor and DC Sputtering Attachment
    • • AJA Orion 5 UHV Sputtering System with DC and RF Magnetron Sputtering Capabilities
    • • Headway Research PM101DT Photoresist Spinner
    • • Dexon Laminar Flow Clean Hood
    • • Tencor Alpha Step 100 Surface Profilometer
    • • Boekel Model 135500 UV-Ozone Cleaner
    • • Kasper Mask Aligner

Microbiology Equipment

  • • Precision Scientific RT-70°C 5DM Thelco Laboratory Incubator
  • • Fisher Scientific 6500 rpm centrifuge with 24 Place Rotor for 15 mL Tubes
  • • Labconco Biosafety Level I Hood 375 with UV Light
  • • Forma Scientific 707 6-cubic foot -86°C Chest Freezer
  • • Labconco 36208-04 Biosafety Level IIA Hood with UV Light
  • • Napco 210A Controlled Temperature 8L Water Bath
  • • Labsystems 10-Channel 200-1000 L Digital Multipipetter
  • • IKA Minivortexer
  • • IKA Works KS250 Orbital Solution Shaker
  • • All American 25x Autoclave

Computational Facilities

  • • MS Windows based personal computers
  • • MS Office, Wordperfect, Photoshop Software, MS Visio
  • • Scientific Graphing and Analysis Software
  • • Chromatography Data Systems
  • • Labview Data Acquisition / Control Software
  • • Solid Works, Alibre Design, AutoCad LT, IntelliCAD, Algor Software
  • • MultiSimplex - Optimization Software
  • • Infometrix Inc Pirouette - Multivariate Data Analysis
  • • Hypercube - Hyperchem Molecular Modeling Environment
  • • WinSim Design II Process Simulation Software