The Materials Science Center (MSC) provides instrumentation and expertise for the characterization of materials and nanostructures. It houses four scanning electron microscopes and three transmission electron microscopes, multiple x-ray diffractometers, two surface analysis instruments, and an atomic force microscope. Recent acquisitions include a dual-beam focused ion beam instrument, a scanning confocal micro-Raman spectrometer, and a small-angle x-ray diffractometer. Also new: A BSL-2 laboratory with a biosafety cabinet is available for sample prep. A Zeiss 510 confocal microscope and a Bruker Catalyst AFM (bioAFM) are also available in the BSL-2 lab.
- Provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research and education in materials.
- Serves the needs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and the nation.
Faculty and staff with diverse expertise use the center and are available to help solve materials-related problems.