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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. Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer
  9. Cascade Four-Point Probe
  10. Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces
  11. Edinburgh FLS1000 Lifetime Fluorescence Spectrometer
  12. Glass Bead Abrasive Units (sand blasting)
  13. High Vacuum Furnaces
  14. Hotpack Vacuum Oven
  15. Inert Gas Glove Box
  16. Keyence VK-X260 Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscope
  17. KJL Magnetron Sputtering Tool
  18. KSV-NIMA-KN2002-Langmuir-Blodgett-Trough
  19. KSV-NIMA-KN4010-Dip-Coater
  20. Lakeshore Cryogenic Probe Stations
  21. Laurell-WS-400A-Spin-Coater
  22. Micromechanical Analyzer
  23. Nanonics Multiview 1000 or 2000 Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)
  24. Neocera Ex200 Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  25. Novocontrol Broadband Dielectric Spectrometer
  26. Novocontrol Thermal Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC)
  27. PPMS
  28. Recycling Preparative GPC
  29. Renishaw InVia Confocal Raman microscope
  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. Wire Bonders

    Kulicke and Soffa 4500 Manual Bonder

    TPT HB05 Wire Bonder

    Westbond Wire Bonder w/high-frequency bonding


  37. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy