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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. ADE Phase Shift MicroXAM Optical Interferometric Profiler
  2. Air Furnaces
  3. Asylum-MFP3D-Bio-AFM-SPM
  4. ATM Sonic sifter
  5. Aviv 400 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer
  6. Bruker Hyperion FT-IR Spectrometer & Microscope
  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. KJL Magnetron Sputtering Tool
  15. KSV-NIMA-KN2002-Langmuir-Blodgett-Trough
  16. KSV-NIMA-KN4010-Dip-Coater
  17. Lakeshore Cryogenic Probe Stations
  18. Laurell-WS-400A-Spin-Coater
  19. Leitz Laborlux 12 hl Optical Microscope
  20. Micromechanical Analyzer
  21. Nanonics Multiview 1000 or 2000 Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)
  22. Neocera Ex200 Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  23. Novocontrol Broadband Dielectric Spectrometer
  24. Novocontrol Thermal Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC)
  25. Parr Pressure Reactor
  26. PPMS
  27. Recycling Preparative GPC
  28. Renishaw InVia Confocal Raman microscope
  29. Shimadzu UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
  30. Sputtering Deposition System
  31. SQUID
  32. Stationary Spot Welder (Hughes HRW250B)
  33. Struers Rotopol
  34. Tencor Alpha step 500
  35. Varian Thermal Bell Jar Evaporator
  36. Veeco Dimension 3100 Ambient AFM STM
  37. Wire Bonders
  38. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy