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Organizers: Dr. Haiping Sun, Dr. Tao Ma and Dr. Kai SunDate: Monday 12/04/2023Time: 12pm to 1:30pmLocation: NCRC B32 Auditorium (Rm 1501)
This is a lunchtime mini-seminar for our current S/TEM users and others who may wish to use this technique in their future research.
The (MC)2 annual image contest is accepting submissions from now until Friday, December 1st. The contest is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are users of the lab, from U-M or other universities. Continue Reading »
Bruker has organized a workshop at NCRC on November 8-9 focusing on advances in nanomechanical testing of materials including nanoindentation techniques, atomic force microscopy, in-situ testing in scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Continue Reading »
From MSE press release: Professor Robert Hovden has been selected as a 2023 DOE Early Career Research Award recipient. He is one of 93 scientists across the nation to receive the honor. Continue Reading »
A Bruker Hysitron PI 89 PicoIndenter has recently been installed on our TESCAN MIRA3 SEM, which makes it possible to perform nanomechanical testing while simultaneously imaging.
The PI 89 has a standard low load (maximum indent 10mN / tensile 10mN) transducer and a high load (maximum indent 500mN / tensile 100mN) transducer. Continue Reading »
On June 5th, (MC)2 hosted a successful first user meeting. Users from several departments and research groups presented on the role of characterization in their research, with an emphasis on how they make use of specific equipment and techniques available in the center. Continue Reading »
As of June 2023, Dr. Amit Misra has succeeded Dr. Alan Taub as the director of the Michigan Materials Research Institute (MMRI) and (MC)2. Dr. Misra is the Edward DeMille Campbell Collegiate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Professor (by courtesy) of Mechanical Engineering at U-M. Continue Reading »
We are excited to announce our first-ever (MC)2 user meeting to be held in NCRC on Monday, June 5, and are seeking current lab users to present about how their research makes use of the center’s characterization equipment. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 will host a lunch-and-learn seminar on our new Thermo Fisher Spectra 300 TEM on Wednesday, March 8th, in anticipation of opening training to users soon on the microscope. The seminar will be held in the NCRC Building 32 Auditorium (Rm 1501) from 12-1 PM. Continue Reading »
The winners of the annual (MC)2 image contest have been selected. We thank all the lab users who submitted and hope to feature some of the other images in various forms in the future. Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the winners of our latest image contest, and thanks to everyone who participated. We plan to hold the contest annually in the future with the next iteration to be announced in Spring 2022. Continue Reading »
In 1987, Dr. John Mansfield joined the University of Michigan as the laboratory manager of the north campus Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) and then, from 2005 as the laboratory manager and associate director, successfully growing an initially small transmission electron microscopy facility with 3 TEMs and 1 XPS system, into a much larger materials characterization facility currently serving over 450 users. Continue Reading »