About Us

The Yale West Campus Materials Characterization Core (MCC) is a university-wide shared user facility in partnership with the existing materials characterization resources at Yale and with the existing Analytical Services Group at West Campus. Our analytical capabilities include the investigation of crystal structure, surface topography, materials microstructure and chemical microanalysis, surface chemical characterization and physical property measurements. The Core is launched with a variety of materials characterization instrumentation and techniques, including X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS), together with specimen preparation tools.

The Core will provide the support to research groups in west campus including Energy Sciences Institute and all other institutes, the main campus School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine.