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Utah MRSEC Affiliated Labs

Affiliated Labs are facilities operated by individual PI's who have a desire to make their capabilities available to others, with the consideration of on-going research. Fees are charged to offset the costs of operation, maintenance, and upgrading. For additional information or to schedule time on the equipment contact Amy VanRoosendaal. We will work with the faculty to determine availability.


  1. (3+3)-Pass Tandem Fabry-Perot Interferometer

    (3+3)-Pass Tandem Fabry-Perot Interferometer (produced by JRS Scientific Instruments)

    • Frequency range: up to 500GHz
    • Resolution: 0.1 GHz (up to 1% of FSR)
    • Contrast: 1:1010
    • Magnetic sensitivity: monolayer regime
    • Wavevector range: 0 2.3 105 cm-1
    • Built-in isolation system and active stabilization mechanism for maintaining parallelism and correlation between the etalon mirror pairs.

    Available May, 2013

  2. Analytical Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory

    This campus-wide research facility sponsors collaborative activities among the Department of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the School of Medicine. The laboratory is equipped with an inventory of about $1 million in laser instrumentation with capability for ultratrace level, optically-based detection and sensing, and spectroscopic studies of interfacial phenomena.

  3. Femtosecond Laser Systems
  4. Mechanical Behavior Laboratory


    • MTS Materials Test System with Laser Interferometer
    • MTS System with Teststar Digital Controller
    • Instron High Temperature Materials Test System


  5. Microsystems Lab

    The Microsystems Laboratory, which is part of the Utah Nanofab, is leading the way towards next generation microsensors, micro-actuators, materials and fabrication technologies. We act as a service provider for on and off-campus industrial institutional research and development partners. Our core focus lies on harsh environment MEMS (i.e. operation of MEMS at high temperatures and in aggressive gas and fluid media), which constitute 90% of future MEMS applications (e.g. in the automotive and biomedical sector).

  6. Microtomography Lab: MicroCT

    A Microsystem characterization instrument developed in the Metallurgy department utilizing highly focused X-rays to provide 3-D internal rendering of MicroSystems at resolution of 5-20 microns. 

  7. Organic spintronics Deposition System

    Available 2014.

  8. The Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (EPR, ENDOR, ELDOR)

    Capable of basic X-band cw-EPR as well as double-resonance experiments; ENDOR, ELDOR. The special features of this facility include the ability to do optically and electrically detected EPR (ODMR/EDMR), with much higher sensitivity than can be attained with inductively-detected methods. Planned expansion of the facility includes *high-field* ODMR/EDMR, with the following features:

  9. The Sagnac Interferometer Laboratory MOKE

    The Sagnac Interferometer Laboratory MOKE (magneto-optic Kerr effect) with 10 nanoradian resolution (JFB B-11), available April, 2013.

  10. THz Time-Domain Spectrometer

    THz Time-Domain Spectrometer based on a Coherent 4 watt average power ultrafast amplified laser system

    • Bandwidth ~ 10 THz; will allow for optical pump / THz probe spectroscopy
    • in operation by May 2013)
  11. Utah State Center for Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics


  12. UV Time-Resolved Spectroscopy System based on a Coherent Chameleon ultrafast laser

    Incorporates pulse picker and 2nd/3rd harmonic generation and will allow for UV pump / UV probe spectroscopy

    In operation by April 2013