The MRL Central Research Facilities offer cutting-edge instrumentation and expert professional staff for materials research. Shared user facilities broaden access to expensive and complex cutting-edge research instrumentation while providing for maintenance and continuous development by a dedicated professional staff.  The presence of the facilities dramatically enhances intellectual interactions among researchers.  Additionally, having expert scientists who work with users every day improves efficiency as well as quality of the scientific results.

MRL operates as a user facility, enabling researchers to use instruments independently after completing the application process and necessary training.

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MRL Webinar Series

Watch recordings from the Spring/Summer 2020 MRL Webinar Series.

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Machine Shop

The Physics MRL Machine Shop is well-equipped for making special, one-of-a-kind research equipment to order.

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Our storeroom carries a variety of components and fittings.

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IT Support

Technical services for faculty, students and research groups.

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New users are required to watch the MRL Orientation video before accessing the shared instrumentation facilities. The video covers details on the MRL building access, important office and resource locations, lab safety procedures, etc. It also includes a full tutorial on how to use our scheduling system to reserve instrument time and how to request training on a particular tool. Please make sure you watch this video before moving to the next step.

Orientation for Internal Users

Orientation for External Users