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Analytical Services

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Materials characterization services are provided via the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC), the Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IML), the Surface Science Lab (SSL), and via individual laboratories of our faculty. Further capabilities are available at the Characterization Imaging Center at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).

Located in the BSCMC:

  • JEOL JEM-2100 HR Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Bruker AXS D8 Discover X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Miniflex 600 Bench-top X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) with high-speed detector and graphite monochromator
  • Hitachi S-3400N-II Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with variable pressure, EDS, WDS, and EBSD
  • Leica DM6000 M Materials Microscope and 5 MP Camera, fully motorized with BF, DF, and DIC modes
  • Cameca SXFive electron probe microanalyzer. Five wavelength-dispersive spectrometers and energy-dispersive spectrometer.
  • FEI Teneo field emission SEM with EDS, EBSD, STEM and electron beam lithography
  • Bruker Tracer III SD hand-held XRF. 

Located in the IML:

  • Hitachi S-4500 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Leo 1430 VP Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS, BE-imaging, and electron beam lithography with EBSD
  • Gaertner Scientific L1 15 C-18 Ellipsometer
  • Nanometrics 212 Nanospec Film Measurement
  • Wyko NT1100 Optical Profilometer
  • Dektak V200 Si Stylus Profilometer
  • Superior Electronics Automatic Four-Point-Probe

Located in the SSL:

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Systems

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Systems

Other Equipment:

  • Optical microscope Zeiss Axiovert 200 MAT with CCD camera (contact Dr. Harold Ackler)

Details about user fees, booking conditions and more can be found at BSCMC, IML, SSL, and by contacting our faculty.