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Materials Characterization Core (Materials Characterization)

Drexel University

3126 Market Street

Bossone Building, Room 106

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

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Primary Contact:

Craig Johnson

Last Updated: 03/22/2023

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The Materials Characterization Core (MCC) at Drexel University is a multi-user facility that provides technical expertise and instrumentation for research in variety of areas including nanoscience and engineering, polymer research, biomedical engineering, and chemistry and physics of solid materials. The MCC occupies a 3,500 square foot laboratory in the Bossone Research Enterprise Building on Drexel\'s main campus that houses several electron microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer and a suite of sample preparation tools. The instruments are supported by three full-time Ph.D.-level staff members who provide expert consultation, training and assistance to MCC users. In addition to serving the research missions of our users, the MCC is used for teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, and Biology. MCC instrumentation and staff assistance is available to all Drexel University students, faculty and staff as well as external academic and commercial interests. Trained and certified users are welcome to work independently on our instruments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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