McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Utilize our Advanced Analytical Facilities
McCormick offers a wide range of advanced analytical facilities that can be used by large and small companies for testing and analysis. To learn more or to find the appropriate facility for your work, please contact the facility or the Office of Corporate Relations.
NUANCE Center offers a comprehensive set of instrumentation, techniques, and expertise for diverse characterization of materials and structures – down to the atomic and molecular scales. Consisting of three complementary facilities (EPIC, NIFTI, and Keck-II), NUANCE Center provides instrumental analysis for all characterization needs, ranging from electron micropscopy to nano-indentation to surface chemical analysis.
NUFAB is an advanced micro/nano fabrication research facility that provides equipment for characterization, deposition, etching, ashing, and photolithography in a clean room environment. NUFAB supports research in MEMs/NEMs, nano-bio, nano/microelectronics, and other related areas.
The x-ray diffraction facility provides general-purpose x-ray equipment for diffraction and fluorescence studies. Examples of current measurements are powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, thin-film reflectivity, thin-film diffraction, crystal truncation rod scattering, small angle scattering, Laue diffraction, wave-length dispersive x-ray fluorescence, x-ray standing waves, and high-resolution x-ray diffraction.
MRSEC develops and supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in the science and engineering of nano-scale multifunctional material structures. MRSEC maintains a number of shared facilities that provide access to state-of-the-art equipment.