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REU Program Facilities

Characterization Facilities

The Center for Micro-Engineered Materials (CMEM) owns or has access to highly specialized research facilities in addition to the usual facilities and equipment found in a major scientific and engineering university. Center laboratories provide state-of-the-art facilities for the generation and characterization of powders, mesoporous materials, nanomaterials, thin films and coatings.

Kateryna Artyushkova on the XPS Instrument

The major facilities for materials characterization feature small angle X-ray scattering powder and thin film X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, secondary ionization mass spectrometry and high temperature thermal analysis. The Center also provides a complete particle characterization laboratory and a catalyst research laboratory. The Advanced Materials Laboratory plays a major role in the Center’s research program. The AML, a 45,000 square feet research laboratory jointly sponsored by UNM and Sandia National Laboratories, provides Center researchers additional leading edge facilities for materials synthesis, processing and characterization.

Research Laboratories

NanoScribe Professional GT system
FEI Quanta 3D SEM/FIB Dual-beam system
High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope
Gas and vapor sorption analyzer