The Materials Research Lab (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science by bringing together world-class faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and industry in materials science, condensed matter physics, and materials chemistry in a highly-collaborative, progressive research environment.
Bubbling up: Previously hidden environmental impact of bursting bubbles exposed in new study
A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign examines how the interplay between bubble surfaces and water that contains organic materials contributes to the transport of aerosolized organic materials – some of which are linked to the spread of disease or contamination – into the atmosphere.
News | November 29, 2021
The MRL facilities provides 24/7 open access to this state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our expert staff provides detailed training on instrument operation, perform fabrication, processing, characterization, and analysis of samples upon request, and will work with you throughout all the steps of your research in the MRL (including experiment design and instrument modification if necessary).
MRL has one of the largest shared-instrumentation facilities in the nation, with over 100 advanced instruments for materials fabrication, processing and characterization, supporting the education and research of over 1000 scientists and engineers.
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