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The Molecular Materials Resource Center is located in the Beckman Institute

XPS Spectrometers (B223)
Surf. Sci. M-Probe ESCA
Kratos Ultra XPS,UPS, ISS
UHV Temp Prog. Desorption
XPS Software
High Vacuum Techniques (B223)
UHV Temp Prog. Desorption

Information on how to become an MMRC Instrument user and hourly instrumentation charges for MMRC instruments are shown on the MMRC website.
Typical acknowledgement for work done on the MMRC instruments.
Information on personnel.

Scanning Probe & Profilometry (B219)
Atomic Force Microscope
Bruker Dimension Icon
Bruker MultiMode-8
Asylum MFP-3D
Digital MultiMode
DektakXT Profilometer
Optical Techniques (B221)
Nicolet 6700 FTIR with surface attachments
Cary 5000 UV-vis-NIR with Integ. Sphere
Witec α-SNOM
Contact Angle Goniometer
Stark Spectrometer
Agilent 8453 Uv-Vis
HP 8452 UV-vis
Spectra Radiometer
Electrochemical Techniques
BAS 100, Gamry, AutoLab,
Biologic Pine RDE-3
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High Speed Pstat: Autolab
EC-QCM: Gamry Ref 600
Bipstat: Biologic SP300
Pine Bipotentiostat
SECM: CH Instruments
Other Techniques
Opt. Floating Zone Furnace (B225)
Cahn Microbalance C-35 (B219)
Carbolite 3 Zone Furnace (B221)
LB Trough (B221)
Stopped Flow Spectrometer
Poster Printer (B219)
Other Instruments Resources
MBraun Glove Box
Vac-Atm Flow Box
Em-500 Microscope Camera
AmScope Microscope Camera
Other Equipment
Vacuum Pumps and gages
Safety and Emrg Info
Serial numbers

MMRC Mission

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. Charges for usage of MMRC instruments are shown here and users must supply a PTA number for charges. 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.

MMRC Acknowledgment

We ask that you acknowledge the MMRC in publications that include data obtained from work in MMRC laboratories or on MMRC instrumentation. Please include an acknowledgement similar to those linked here:

MMRC Personnel

Manager Azhar I. Carim StaffContact
Principal Investigator Nathan S. Lewis Professor of ChemistryContact
Former Director Bruce S. Brunschwig Member of the Beckman InstituteContact