We use the large scale robotic 3D printer and large-scale testing systems available in the Bovay Complex.

We use high energy X-ray beamlines at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

Various characterization tools are available through:

Cornell Center for Materials Research  

Cornell Energy Systems Institute

Cornell Institute of Biotechnology

Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

The following equipment is available in the Nair Lab to Characterize Cementitious Materials:

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1) To ensure flowability of newly developed materials, the lab in equipped with an Anton Paar Rheometer with cup and bob, parallel plate and magnetorheology attachments with peltiers capable of reaching high temperatures. 

2) Brookfield RSX SST Rheometer for measuring rheology of mortars.

3) TA Instruments Tam Air isothermal calorimetry enables measurement of heat evolved during exothermic reactions. 

4) 5 kN MTS load frame enables testing of small samples that are appropriate for further testing at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. 

 A custom-built gantry-style printer 2 ft x 2ft x 10 ft

A whole array of high pressure high temperature equipment (curing chamber, ultrasonic cement analyzer and a consistometer) enable testing the behavior of cementitious materials under subsurface conditions. An atmospheric consistometer enables prepping of samples under high temperature conditions while being sheared.

To test the durability of the materials, the lab is equipped with a RCON bulk resistivity testing device, a custom-built freeze thaw machine and length comparator.