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Boise State Center for Materials Characterization

Overview

 

The Boise State Center for Materials Characterization was established by the Idaho State Board of Education in August 2006 to provide a state-of-the-art characterization facility in order to attract more students into science and engineering careers, to improve science and engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to foster leading research and interaction with local industry.  As such, it provides the organization and infrastructure to make various materials characterization tools available for academia and regional companies.

The BSCMC is complimentary to the Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS) at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The MaCS is a state-of-the-art microscopy laboratory and regional resource for materials imaging in support of the CAES mission.

 Services

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Elemental Analysis (EDS/WDS/XRF)
  • Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA)
  • TEM/SEM sample preperation
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Optical Microscopy

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm 

Micron Engineering Room 113
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

Links and Resources

  1. BSCMC Home Page
  2. BSCMC Laboratory Safety Manual
  3. Complete a risk assessment form before handling chemicals in this facility.
  4. iLab Customer Manual
  5. iLab PI Manual
  6. iLab 101 by PennState

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Karthik Chinnathambi
Core Director, X-ray and Electron Microscopy Lab
 
208-426-4646
 
karthikchinnathambi@boisestate.edu
 
MEC 112
 
Dr. Paul Davis
Core Director, Surface Science Lab
 
208-426-2091
 
pauldavis2@boisestate.edu
 
MCMR 210H
 
Dr. Corey Efaw
Research Engineer
 
208-908-8365
 
coreyefaw@boisestate.edu
 
MCMR 210M
 

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