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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. Keyence VK-X260 Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscope
  18. KJL Magnetron Sputtering Tool
  19. KSV-NIMA-KN2002-Langmuir-Blodgett-Trough
  20. KSV-NIMA-KN4010-Dip-Coater
  21. Lakeshore Cryogenic Probe Stations
  22. Laurell-WS-400A-Spin-Coater
  23. Micromechanical Analyzer
  24. Multiwire Back-Reflection Laue Detector
  25. Neocera Ex200 Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  26. Novocontrol Broadband Dielectric Spectrometer
  27. Novocontrol Thermal Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC)
  28. PPMS
  29. Recycling Preparative GPC
  30. Renishaw InVia Confocal Raman microscope
  31. Rigaku SmartLab X-Ray Diffractometer
  32. Sputtering Deposition System
  33. SQUID
  34. Stationary Spot Welder (Hughes HRW250B)
  35. Struers Rotopol
  36. Tencor Alpha step 500
  37. Varian Thermal Bell Jar Evaporator
  38. Wire Bonders

    Kulicke and Soffa 4500 Manual Bonder

    TPT HB05 Wire Bonder

    Westbond Wire Bonder w/high-frequency bonding


  39. Witec Alpha300R Confocal Raman Microscope
  40. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy