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SEM skipping generations ahead (Nov 2017)

Compared with the Keck SEM, the new Gemini 500 can image down to 200V beam voltage and can achieve nanometer resolution at 20% of the beam voltage of its predecessor. Read More

New FTIR in the CCMR Bard Materials Facility

The CCMR Bard Materials Facility is continuing to support the Bruker Vertex V80V vacuum FTIR system, previously in the NBTC. Read More

The CCMR Shared facilities now offers a Keyence Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope! (April 2017)

The CCMR shared facilities is excited to announce the availability of a new Keyence VK-X260 Laser Microscope, combining a wide field of view, depth of focus, good spatial resolution, and little-to-no sample preparation. Read More

Combined epifluorescence and atomic force microscopy now available (Sept 2016)

A new epifluorescence imaging capability integrated with CCMR's atomic force microscope is available for general use. Read More

FEI and Cornell Collaborating on new EMPAD Detector

A new high dynamic range detector for FEI’s electron microscopes Read More

Welcome New CCMR Staff Member, Darren Dale (April 2016)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Darren Dale has joined the CCMR Shared Facilities staff. Darren received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell in 2006... Read More

Texture analysis in the Mira SEM (April 2016)

A Bruker Electron Backscatter Diffracton (EBSD) system has been installed on the Mira SEM in Bard Hall. EBSD is primarily a technique for obtaining grain orientation information from highly polished samples. It can also reveal the microstructure and, Read More

Welcome New CCMR Staff Member, Mariena Silvestry-Ramos (Nov 2015)

The CCMR is pleased to announce that Dr. Mariena Silvestry Ramos joined our technical team in October 2015. Mariena majored in biology at the University of Puerto Rico... Read More

It’s Cold Inside! (and outside, it is Ithaca of course…)

A new liquid helium cryostat allows for low and high temperature Raman and FTIR measurements in the Bard Materials facility. The cryostat, a MicrostatHires2 model from Oxford instruments,... Read More

CCMR’s First Biological Sample Prep Graduates (Nov 2015)

Congratulations to our newest electron microscopists who have completed the CCMR Electron Microscopy Facility's Biological Sample Preparation Training class for biologists or non-biologists..... Read More

Annual CCMR Symposium – Frontiers in Polymer Synthesis

The 2015 CCMR Symposium took place on May 19 on the Ithaca campus. It gathered 183 attendees from industry and academia. Representatives of nineteen companies networked with Cornell faculty..... Read More

Cooking up three atom-thick electronic sheets

From Cornell Chronicle article by Anne Ju
Making thin films out of semiconducting materials is analogous to how ice grows on a windowpane: When the conditions are just right,.... Read More

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

A first-of-its-kind electron microscope, which will allow materials to be studied in their natural environments using an electron beam focused down to a subatomic spot, is coming to Cornell..... Read More

High-temperature superconductor ‘fingerprint’ found

Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why “unconventional”..... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces Spring 2015 JumpStart Funded Companies

Ithaca, NY - The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)..... Read More

Metglas’ First Ryusuke Hasegawa Graduate Fellow!

Metglas, Inc., the world's leading producer of Amorphous Metal Foil (www.metglas.com) is pleased to welcome the first Ryusuke Hasegawa Graduate Fellow: David Kemmenoe.... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces Fall 2014 JumpStart Project Recipients

Ithaca, NY - The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), is designed..... Read More

The Perfect Atom Sandwich Requires an Extra Layer

Like the perfect sandwich, a perfectly engineered thin film for electronics requires not only the right ingredients, but also just the right thickness of each ingredient in the desired order..... Read More

In a Superconductor, Everything Happens at Once

Scientists are closing in on the secret recipe for high-temperature superconductors. The secret ingredients are still unknown, but new research at Cornell and Brookhaven National Laboratory has revealed..... Read More

2014 CCMR Symposium, Understanding and Controlling Spins at the Nanoscale

On May 20, the CCMR held its 2014 symposium. It focused on Spin Control and commercial applications such as the next generation of MRAM. Dr. Albert Fert, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics..... Read More

Welcome New CCMR Associate Director – Dr. Jon Shu

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Shu has filled the role of Associate Director for the Cornell Center for Materials Research. Jon brings a wealth of scientific and management.... Read More

Director of CCMR, Hines Awarded Weiss Fellowship for Outstanding Teaching

CornellChronicle By Bill Steele - Ashim Datta, professor of biological and environmental engineering; Melissa Hines, professor of chemistry and chemical biology; and David Sherwyn, the John..... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces the Spring 2014 JumpStart Funded Companies

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), is designed to assist New York State small..... Read More

CCMR researcher Prof. Craig Fennie, Applied and Engineering Physics, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacAr

Craig Fennie is a materials scientist combining the tools of theoretical physics with those of solid-state chemistry to discover new materials with desirable electrical, magnetic, and optical properties.... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces the Fall 2013 JumpStart Award Winning Companies

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program is funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), designed to assist New York State small businesses..... Read More

2013 CCMR Symposium, Complex Oxides

On May 29, the CCMR held its 2013 symposium. It focused on Complex Oxides. The symposium is a day-long event, which gathered 135 off-campus guests and Cornell faculty and students. At the end of the day..... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces Spring 2013 JumpStart Project Recipients

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) is designed to assist New York State..... Read More

Launching Student Interest in Science

Launching Student Interest in Science..... Read More

Ordering Nanoscale Dots with Molecular Honeycombs

Ordering Nanoscale Dots with Molecular Honeycombs.... Read More

Improving Science Education through Professional Development

Improving Science Education through Professional Development..... Read More

President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers awarded to Dr. Craig Fennie. The award received by the CCMR funded scientist is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government.... Read More

2012 CCMR Symposium, Next-Generation Materials Characterization

On May 22, 2012, the CCMR held its annual symposium. The program is a networking and learning opportunity for scientists in industry and at Cornell to develop collaborative work. The symposium gathered.... Read More

Researchers demonstrate new way to control nonvolatile magnetic memory devices

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a new strategy for making energy- efficient, reliable nonvolatile magnetic memory devices -- which retain information without electric power. Reported online in the journal..... Read More

Atomic-scale visualization of electrons confirms theory of iron-based superconductors

Atomic-scale visualization of electrons confirms theory of iron-based superconductors Research at Cornell has for the first time confirmed key theoretical predictions about how iron-based high-temperature...... Read More

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Announces the Spring 2012 JumpStart Awardees!

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), is pleased to announce four exciting...... Read More

All Charged Up? Coat It! (Nov 2015)

The Desk V sputter coater is a high-vacuum coater, pumped by a turbo pump and scroll pump. This provides a cleaner, lower oxygen, deposition environment for depositing higher conductivity metals... Read More

Need the power of 100+ computers at your fingertips? Don’t have your own computing software? Don’t worry! (October 2015)

The Cornell Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (ICSE), in conjunction with the CCMR and a generous Intel donation, can now provide powerful research computing capabilities....... Read More

Need the power of 100+ computers at your fingertips? Don’t have your own computing software? Don’t worry!

The Cornell Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (ICSE), in conjunction with the CCMR and a generous Intel donation, can now provide powerful research computing capabilities..... Read More

All Charged Up? Coat It! (July 2015)

Two new Denton Desk V sputter coaters are now available for SEM imaging.... Read More

One of the world’s oldest art forms inspiring future nanotechnology

As described in a recent Nature paper and in a recent Quartz article, CCMR scientists are experimenting with kirigami, a version of origami where paper is cut, as well as folded,..... Read More

New PPMS Offers New Capabilities! (June 2015)

Earlier this year, due to increasing demand, the Clark Materials Facility acquired our second Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System. Similar to our original PPMS, this system..... Read More

CCMR Facilities reducing spread of bacteria? (January 2015)

Recently-released articles in CBS News and Cornell News describe a type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to and holds promise for applications in the food processing, medical and even..... Read More

Increase Peak Resolution and Scale Up the Purification of Organic Polymers With Our New JAI Recycling GPC System (Oct 2014)

The Polymer Characterization Facility in ST Olin 165 has recently installed a JAI LC9110II-NEXT Preparative Recycling GPC system. The preparative GPC, just as in the analytical type of system.... Read More

Take a dip into a monolayer! (August 2014)

The CCMR Bard Materials Facility now offers dip coating from solutions with the option of monolayer control. A KSV NIMA multi-vessel dip coater uses a programmable, rotating dipper allowing Read More

Raman Spectroscopy goes deep! (July 2014)

The Raman Microscope in the CCMR Bard Materials Facility now can make spatial maps of Raman spectra in three dimensions. The Volume Mapping feature for the WiRe 4.1 software..... Read More

Tescan Mira SEM now with small probe elemental analysis capability! (May 2014)

The Tescan Mira in Bard Hall now has a Bruker Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) for small probe elemental analysis. Spatial resolution of EDS is ~1 micron with 1000 ppm sensitivity to elements..... Read More

Bruker FTIR Automated Focus Upgrade (March 2014)

The Bruker Hyperion FTIR microscope in the Bard Materials Facility has recently been updated with automated focus capability. Focus can be driven through the Opus software as well as the joystick.... Read More

New Single Head Rheometer in the Bard Materials Facility (Jan 2014)

A new TA Instruments DHR3 single head rotational rheometer will be installed in the Bard Materials Facility in January 2014. This diverse system has the ability to measure rotational and frequency..... Read More

Measure Sizes Now with Optical Microscopes (Jan 2014)

The Duffield 231 Prep Lab is happy to announce the acquisition of two Lumenera Infinity 2.0 MegaPixel CCD cameras for their DIC/Polarized and Olympus Darkfield light microscopes.... Read More

Mira Mira, in Bard Hall (Aug 2013)

Bard Hall is now home to a new scanning electron microscope with capabilities complimentary to the existing Keck SEM in Clark Hall. Imaging at very high resolution (1 nm at 30 KeV and 2 nm at 1 KeV) is now.... Read More

VSM measurements, alive and better! (May 2013)

Vibrating Sample Magnetometry, a technique for rapidly measuring magnetic properties, was dead on campus for a while, however this VSM module was recently purchased for use.... Read More

It’s the micro things that matter (Feb 2013)

The Micro Mechanical Analyzer is a device that combines X, Y and Z axis Piezo actuated positioners with a Capacitive MEMS load sensor to acquire the mechanical properties of a sample..... Read More

New way to make thin films in the Bard Materials Facility (Feb 2013)

Pulsed Laser Deposition system: PLD is a deposition technique that uses energy from a Fluorine excimer laser to release material from a target and deposit it on a substrate..... Read More

Electronic Equipment Lending- a high-tech library (Jan 2013)

The Clark Materials Facility will administer over $900k in electronic equipment previously in the Center for Nanoscale Systems. There is a wide range of portable electronics available...... Read More

Asylum MFP3D-not all scanned probe microscopes are created equal (Nov 2012)

The Clark Materials Facility is pleased to announce the arrival of the Asylum MFP3D scanned probe microscope, installed in Clark D15. The MFP3D max sample size and scan area are similar..... Read More

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