Materials Science Center
MSC is a resource for instrumentation and expertise to characterize materials and nanostructures. MSC:
Faculty and staff with diverse expertise use the center and are available to help solve materials-related problems.The MSC serves a wide audience representing over 40 departments and 5 colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the last two years, the MSC has created two specialized laboratories and a center within the MSC to serve an expanded need on campus an in the Madison Area for dedicated facilities.
The SML specializes in polymer synthesis and characterization of physical and mechanical properties of polymers and other materials.
This image of a cell from a corn kernel helped UW–Madison botanist Marisa Otegui find important signaling proteins outside the parts of the cell with which they are usually associated. The image was produced with a tomography electron microscope in Boulder, CO. A new microscope recently installed in the Materials Science Center will allow this work to be done in Madison. More »
Other campus resources
for microscopy and characterization