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University of Waterloo - Chemistry 2- Rm. 059-066/080/081A -  Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 35826
Director - Professor Tong Leung


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Last Updated2016-01-08 18:56
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 8 January 2016 - All tools are up.  Happy data mining -  Happy New Year!

 1 October 2015 - WATLab promotion - new low rates for SEM and other tools for the present cycle -  For more details, please see current WATLab Newsletter.

 30 September 2015 - WATLab new PROMO launched  -  See WATLab Primer.  And, take a virtual tour with us, let's go to WATLab Virtual Tour 480p or  YouTube.



 10 July 2015 - Ultraplus resuming normal operation  - The Ultraplus issues have been resolved, and EDX has been calibrated.  As a general operating procedure, please always exit the EDX software FIRST, before logging out SmartSEM.  We are resuming normal operation..

 15 June 2015 - FEI Quanta Feg 250 Environmental SEM now on line  - The new environmental SEM is now online and a few users have used it and it appears to be working well. For users who may wish to use this, please discuss this with Lei for training.

How to become a certified SEM user?  Please follow the FAQ link above or here for more details.  Please contact Nina@watlab.com or nheinig@uwaterloo.ca   to arrange for SEM training and certification.

Looking for an exciting graduate or undergraduate research project in nanosciences and nanotechnology?   Please contact tong@watlab.com for further information. 




Established with funding support from Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Province of Ontario in 1999, WATLab is the first multidisciplinary materials research centre in Canada's Technology Triangle.  WATLab offers a complete toolset for advanced materials research and emerging technology development.  Most of our instrument systems are state-of-the-art and some are unique in Canada, and they include:

  • all areas of microscopy and diffraction [Zeiss Libra 200MC TEM, Zeiss Leo 1530 and UltraPlus FESEMs (with EDX/OIM), FEI Quanta Feg 250 ESEM (with EDX), Zeiss Orion Plus HIM, Omicron VT-STM, DI D3500 Nanoman and Asylum BIO-3D AFMs, Olympus LMs; Anton Paar SAXS, PANalytical X'pert Pro MRD HR-XRD and MPD Powder XRD] - Contact Nina@watlab.com or Nafiseh@watlab.com  for SEM & XRD; Lei@watlab.com for AFM, HIM, FIB & TEM; Shanti@watlab.com for LM, XRD & SAXS.

  • spectromicroscopy and spectroscopy [VGS ESCALab 250 Imaging ESCA, Thermo MicroLab 350 Auger Microprobe, IONTOF SIMS-5, PE LS55 PL, PE Lambda 35 &1050 UV-Vis, Bruker Senterra-2 Raman, Bruker Tensor 27 FTIR] - Contact Joseph@watlab.com for ESCA & Spectroscopies & SIMS; Lei@watlab.com for Auger;

  • bulk characterization [QD Dynacool PPMS, QD SQUID-VSM MPMS] - Contact Shanti@watlab.com ;

  • lithography and nanomachining [Nabity and Fibics EBLs, Raith IBL, IMP Xpress Maskless OL, Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM, DI Nanoman NL, Fibics NPVE];

  • wet and dry materials synthesis (all areas); and

  • rapid device prototyping (all areas). 

We offer pay-per-use service for both academic and industrial users at competitive rates, with our expert operators providing sample characterization measurement (and analysis).  For a selected number of tools (e.g. SEM), we also provide training to allow the users to access the tools through a self-serve booking system. 

To submit samples for analysis, please fill in Form A (and Form B for University of Waterloo users) above, and contact the respective technical specialists.  For all other enquiries and guided lab tours, please contact manager@watlab.com.


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