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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. Bruker D8 Advance ECO Powder Diffractometer
  5. Bruker General Area Detector Diffraction System (GADDS)
  6. Bruker Hyperion FT-IR Spectrometer & Microscope
  7. Bruker Vertex V80V Vacuum FTIR system
  8. Carver 25 ton press
  9. Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer
  10. Cascade Four-Point Probe
  11. Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces
  12. Edinburgh FLS1000 Lifetime Fluorescence Spectrometer
  13. Glass Bead Abrasive Units (sand blasting)
  14. High Vacuum Furnaces
  15. Hotpack Vacuum Oven
  16. Inert Gas Glove Box
  17. JAI-LC9110NEXT-Recycling-Preparative-HPLC
  18. Keyence VK-X260 Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscope
  19. KJL Magnetron Sputtering Tool
  20. KSV-NIMA-KN2002-Langmuir-Blodgett-Trough
  21. KSV-NIMA-KN4010-Dip-Coater
  22. Lakeshore Cryogenic Probe Stations
  23. Laurell-WS-400A-Spin-Coater
  24. Micromechanical Analyzer
  25. Multiwire Back-Reflection Laue Detector
  26. Neocera Ex200 Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  27. Novocontrol Broadband Dielectric Spectrometer
  28. Novocontrol Thermal Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC)
  29. PPMS
  30. Quantum Design MPMS3 SQUID Magnetometer
  31. Recycling Preparative GPC
  32. Renishaw InVia Confocal Raman microscope
  33. Rigaku SmartLab X-Ray Diffractometer
  34. Sputtering Deposition System
  35. Stationary Spot Welder (Hughes HRW250B)
  36. Struers Rotopol
  37. TA Instruments DHR3 Rheometer
  38. TA Instruments DMA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA)
  39. TA Instruments Q1000 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (MDSC)
  40. TA Instruments Q400EM Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
  41. TA Instruments Q500 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  42. Tencor Alpha step 500
  43. Varian Thermal Bell Jar Evaporator
  44. Waters Ambient-Temperature GPC
  45. Waters Ambient-Temperature-Aqueous GPC
  46. Waters Breeze DMSO GPC
  47. Waters MALDI Micro MX (MALDI-TOF)
  48. Wire Bonders

    WestBond 747630 Wire Bonder

    TPT HB05 Wire Bonder

    Westbond Wire Bonder w/high-frequency bonding


  49. Witec Alpha300R Confocal Raman Microscope
  50. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy