The mission of the MMRC is to foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the area of chemistry, surface science, and materials and to provide advanced instrumentation in these areas to the Caltech communities. The Center brings together students and investigators from diverse scientific backgrounds to carryout research. The MMRC provides the Caltech community with routine access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for materials characterization and surface analysis. The center has wet chemistry laboratories where synthesis of materials and combinations of materials with unique and desirable properties are carried out.
Current emphasis of the Research Center is on materials and devices useful in artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion, electroactive compounds, unique nonlinear optical materials, devices capable of detecting volatile organic chemicals, surface science methods to probe the chemistry of solids, and characterization of magnetic materials ranging from asteroids to nanomaterials.
Researchers who would like to make use the Center's instruments need to contact the Graduate Laboratory Assistant (GLA) in charge of the instrument for training. The XPSs, HREELS, and Dimension Icon AFM instruments have special requirements. Full description of how to become a user is here. GLAs for each instrument are list on the webpage for that instrument. You will also be require to complete MMRC Safety training. After completing the safety and instrument training, researchers will be approved to reserve time on that instrument through the online instrument scheduling program.
Only approved users are allowed to use MMRC instruments.
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the MMRC in publications that include data obtained from work in MMRC laboratories or on MMRC instrumentation.
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