Participating Core Facilities

The Materials Science Center (MSC)
The MSC resides in the Materials Science and Engineering building and houses numerous electron, optical and scanning probe microscopies, profilometers, and sample preparation and processing equipment and has 5 full time staff members to help train users and update instrumentation.

The Soft Materials Lab (SML)
The SML is housed in Engineering Hall and has a wide variety of optical, mechanical, and thermal processing, as ell as thin film coating and patterning capabilities, all geared towards soft materials and polymers. The SML has two staff members to train users and maintain equipment.

The Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics (WCAM)
The WCAM resides on the third floor of the Engineering Centers Building (ECB) and is a full spectrum, 10,000 SF class 10/100/1000 cleanroom for patterning, packaging, etching, thin film growth and deposition, as well as MEMS, wafer bonding, and nanoimprint lithography. The WCAM has 5 full time staff members to train users and maintain equipment.

Department of Geoscience Research Facilities
The Geoscience Research Facilities includes the Electron Microprobe Lab, Fluid Inclusion Lab, Halliburton Geoscience Visualization Center, GPS Surveying Facility, Quarternary Sediment Analysis Lab, ICP-TIMS Isotope Laboratory, WiscAr Geochronology Lab, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Lab, Stable Isotope Lab, Thin Section Lab, Wisconsin Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (Wisc-SIMS), Ion Microprobe Lab, and X-ray Diffraction Lab.

UW-Madison Physical Sciences Lab (PSL)
The UW-Madison Physical Sciences Lab is a research and development lab that provides services including consulting, design, fabrication, and calibration services in scientific instrumentation. PSL is located south of Madison, Wisconsin and houses state of the art machinery and electronics shops. Highly trained staff in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics address the unique needs of research projects of every scale and complexity.

Paul Bender Chemical Instrumentation Center (PBCIC)
The Paul Bender Instrument Center houses the Chemistry Department's major shared analytical instrumentation (magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction). These instruments are maintained and updated by an expert staff that provides user training and data interpretation in support of departmental research. The Center is located on the second floor of the Chemistry building.

National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM)
The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) is a resource for biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and related techniques that aims to expand the fronteirs of biomolcular NMR spectroscopy through technology, research, and development programs.