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Materials Cluster

The Materials Cluster is a multi-function and multi-purpose Research Support Facility providing a wide spectrum of services and apparatus for materials testing, preparation, and characterization. The Cluster also provides tools that can generate images of surface or near-surface characteristics, such as topography or electronic structure, at length scales from microns down to nanometers in environments ranging from ultra-high vacuum to fluids. The CCMR facilities are run by expert staff who provide training and technical assistance. We welcome outside users from both industry and academia. 


  1. Air Furnaces
  2. Asylum-MFP3D-Bio-AFM-SPM
  3. ATM Sonic sifter
  4. Aviv 400 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer
  5. Bruker Hyperion FT-IR Spectrometer & Microscope
  6. Bruker Vertex V80V Vacuum FTIR system
  7. Carver 25 ton press
  8. Cascade Four-Point Probe
  9. Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces
  10. Glass Bead Abrasive Units (sand blasting)
  11. High Vacuum Furnaces
  12. Hotpack Vacuum Oven
  13. Inert Gas Glove Box
  14. Keyence VK-X260 Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscope
  15. KJL Magnetron Sputtering Tool
  16. KSV-NIMA-KN2002-Langmuir-Blodgett-Trough
  17. KSV-NIMA-KN4010-Dip-Coater
  18. Lakeshore Cryogenic Probe Stations
  19. Laurell-WS-400A-Spin-Coater
  20. Leitz Laborlux 12 hl Optical Microscope
  21. Micromechanical Analyzer
  22. Nanonics Multiview 1000 or 2000 Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)
  23. Neocera Ex200 Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  24. Novocontrol Broadband Dielectric Spectrometer
  25. Novocontrol Thermal Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC)
  26. Parr Pressure Reactor
  27. PPMS
  28. Recycling Preparative GPC
  29. Renishaw InVia Confocal Raman microscope
  30. Shimadzu UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
  31. Sputtering Deposition System
  32. SQUID
  33. Stationary Spot Welder (Hughes HRW250B)
  34. Struers Rotopol
  35. Tencor Alpha step 500
  36. Varian Thermal Bell Jar Evaporator
  37. Wire Bonders
  38. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy