The central MSC facility has provided materials researchers and
industrial clients with electron microscopy imaging and analytical
analysis, surface analysis and x-ray diffraction serves for over 25
years. MSC houses:
Microscopy and Characterization Center
WMCC, a new center housed in the Materials Science Center, serves the campus with instrumentation and expertise for characterizing nanostructures in biological samples and other soft materials such as polymers. Our Tecnai T12 TEM is equipped for CryoTEM and materials anaylsis. Sample preparation equipment includes an FEI Vitrobot CEVS system and a new Leica cryo-ultramicrotome.
The MSC and WMCC are committed to continue to expand services to biological users as part of its mission as the UW-Madison’s largest imaging and characterization facility. In addition to biological specimen preparation and instruments such as the confocal micro-Raman, micro FT-IR, and Flourescent Scanning Confocal Laser Scan Microscope, we have recently acquired a new 300KV Tecnai GG30 TEM with EM tomographic and CryoTEM capabilities.
Soft Materials Laboratory
SML specializes in polymer synthesis and characterization of physical and mechanical properties of polymers and other materials. Visit The Soft Materials Lab website for more details.