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.

Biology Department and Health Sciences Center (HSC)

Electron Microscopy Core

Instruments Available:
•   FEI Tecnai 12 TEM
•   JEOL JEM-1400 Plus TEM
•   Hitachi 7100 TEM
•   FEI Tecnai F20 TEM
•   Hitachi S-2460N SEM

David M. Belnap
Director, EM Core Facility

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dixon Laser Institute

For high-resolution SEM imaging and laser-based measurements, the Dixon Laser Institute also offers training and operation services for their equipment.

Instruments Available:
•   FEI Nova Nano 630 (hi-res imaging, cathodoluminescence, e-beam lithography)
•   Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy
•   Confocal Optical Microscopy
•   Micro-Raman Spectroscopy
•   Atomic Force Microscopy

Dr. Matt DeLong
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Zhiheng Liu
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Metallurgical Engineering Department

Nanomaterials Characterization Facility

Instruments Available:
•   Hitachi S-4800 High Resolution Field Emission SEM
•   Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer
•   GC/MS, HPLC, UV-Vis-NIR, Friction stir welding

Dr. Krista Carlson

Materials Science and Engineering Department

Materials Characterization Lab

Instruments Available:
•   Hitachi S-3000N SEM
•   Philips X’Pert X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
•   Tabletop Instron (5969)

Taylor Sparks
Lab Director

College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Department of Geology and Geophysics Core Labs

Electron Microprobe Laboratory

Instrument Available:
Cameca model SX-50 electron microprobe equipped with four wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (WDS)

Dr Barbara P. Nash
Professor and Laboratory Director

ICP MS Metals Laboratory

Dr. Diego P. Fernandez

Strontium Isotope Geochemistry Lab

Dr. Diego P. Fernandez

Center for X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Wil Mace, Sr.
Laboratory Specialist

Dissolved & Noble Gas Lab

Dr. D. Kip Solomon
Professor and PI

Allan Rigby
Lab Manager

Particle Light Scattering Size and Surface Charge Laboratory

Dr. William P. Johnson

QEMSCAN Laboratory

Wil Mace, Sr.
Laboratory Specialist

Sample Preparation and Thin Section Lab

Quintin Sahratian

Mechanical Engineering

Utah Composites Mechanics Laboratory

Lab Capability:
•   Mechanical Testing
•   Impact Testing Unity 300
•   X-ray CT, Ultrasonic Inspection, Accoustic Emission
•   Moire Interferometry
•   Polytec Vibrometer

Micro X-ray CT Lab

Instruments Available:
•   Varian Medical Systems, BIR/150/130
•   GE Healthcare Systems, GE eXplore Locus SP

Dr. Michale Czabaj

Department of Chemistry

D.M. Grant NMR Center

Instruments Available:
•   Unity 300
•   Inova 400
•   VXR 500

Dr. Peter F. Flynn

Mass Spec Facility

Instruments Available:
•   Waters LCT Premier XE TOF w/ Acquity Classic UPLC ToF High Resolution Exact Mass
•   Waters TQD Acquity UPLC w/ Acquity H Class UPLC
•   Agilent Tripple Quad GC
•   Waters Xevo G2S Q-ToF w/Acquity I Class UPLC Tandem Mass Spec
•   Maldi micro MX Maldi ToF
•   Agilent Single quad GC

Jim Muller

Optical Spectroscopy Lab

Instruments Available:
•   Jasco J-815 CD Spectrometer
•   Hitachi U4100 UV-Vis-Near IR Spectrometer
•   Hitachi U3310 UV-Vis Spectrometer
•   Perkin-Elmer PE-343 Polarimeter
•   Wallac Trilux 140 Scintillation and Luminescence Counter
•   Hitachi F-7000 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer

Dr. Jim Muller

Single Crystal XRD 

Instruments Available:
•   Computer-controlled Nonius KappaCCD System
•   Oxford Cryostream Variable Temperature Apparatus

Dr. Atta M. Arif

MRSEC Affiliated Labs

Organic Spintronics Deposition System

Instruments Available:
A glove box and high-vacuum deposition system for the purpose of fabricating unique organic spintronics devices. The system purchased from Angstrom Engineering will have two independent vacuum chambers. It separates the process of organic semiconductor evaporation and metal electrode deposition into two specific chambers and thus reduce the cross contamination. The organic deposition chamber has four evaporation sources, where any three of them can run simultaneously to allow co-deposition. The vacuum pressure in both chambers can reach 10-8 Torr and this may lead to a much cleaner deposition. The most unique and important design of this glove box is that we would be able to transfer organic samples between two deposition chambers without breaking the vacuum. This in-situ transfer assures clean interface between two organic material layers and metal electrodes thus enhancing the device transport properties.

Prof. Valy Vardeny
Location: JFB B-28/B-2

Sagnac Interferometer Lab

Instruments Available:
•   Sagnac Interferometer MOKE with 10 nanoradian resolution
•   Computer-controlled Nonius KappaCCD System

Prof. Brian Saam
Location: JFB B-11

Magnetic Resonance Lab

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.

Prof. Christoph Boehme
Location: JFB B-24 and B-25


Instrument Available:
•   Bruker D8 thin film + powder XRD

Prof. Sivaraman Guruswamy

Nahata Lab

Instruments Available:
•   THz Time-Domain Spectrometer based on a Coherent 4 watt average power ultrafast amplified laser system
•   UV Time-Resolved Spectroscopy System based on a Coherent Chameleon ultrafast laser

Prof. Ajay Nahata
Location: MEB 1555

Out of Campus resources

BYU Electron Microscopy Facility

Brigham Young University

Jeff Farrer

Camcor Facility

University of Oregon

Kurt A. Langworthy
Director – CAMCOR Nanofabrication & Imaging Facility