The Shared Materials Characterization Laboratory provides microscopy, spectroscopy and diffraction instruments for materials researchers in chemistry, physics, and engineering. The facility specializes in the characterization of surfaces, films, magnetic materials, layered materials and other nanostructures, and crystalline/polycrystalline materials. A glovebox for the airfree fabrication and characterization of nanostructured electronic devices is coming in 2015.
The SMCL is located in 544/542 Havemeyer with several additional instruments in 224 Havemeyer. Training and certification for individual instruments are controlled by graduate student and postdoc superusers. The superusers have extensive experience with basic operation and knowledge of specialized experiments that are available.
For more information please visit the SMCL website.