The Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL), managed by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a University Shared Facility. Lab research activities include characterizing materials and studying the chemistry of materials at the atomic level.
ACMAL houses an extensive array of electron microanalytical and x-ray instruments. Five discrete facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment comprise the ACMAL.
Electron Optics Facility (EOF)
Includes two scanning electron microscopes (SEM), an atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), and a focused ion beam milling system (FIB).
Offers an energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometer and five x-ray diffractometers.
Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility
Offers Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and an atomic force microscope (AFM).
Surface Analysis Facility
Offers a scanning Auger microprobe for Auger electron spectroscopy (AES).
ACMAL Room Contact
Other Structural and Characterization Labs and Equipment
|MSE Labs and Equipment||Location||Contact|
|Varied Sample Preparation Techniques||M&M 637||Liz Miller|
|Optical Microscopy and Metallography||M&M U107||Daniel Seguin|
|Image Analysis and Processing||M&M 631||Liz Miller|
|Powder Characterization||M&M 532||Paul Fraley|
|Encapsulation/Glass Working Station||Paul Fraley|
|Xenon Lamp||Paul Fraley|
|LECO Light Element Chemical Analyses||M&M U109||Daniel Seguin|
|X-Ray Diffraction||M&M 629||Edward Laitila|