Facilities

CSTEC investigators will have access to high-tech facilities located at the University of Michigan.

Center for Ultrafast Optics (CUOS)

The Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) is an interdisciplinary research center in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. CUOS was sponsored as a Science and Technology Centers by the National Science Foundation during 1990-2001. Its mission is to perform multidisciplinary research in the basic science and technological applications of ultrashort laser pulses, to educate students from a wide variety of backgrounds in the field, and to spur the development of new technologies. CUOS researchers develop optical instrumentation and techniques to generate, manipulate, and detect ultrashort and ultrahigh-peak-power light pulses. They use these ultrashort pulses to study ultrafast physical phenomena in atomic, nuclear, plasma, and materials physics, in solid-state electronics, in high-energy-density physics, and in biomedicine.

Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL)

The University of Michigan Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) and X-ray Microanalysis Laboratory (XMAL) is a university-wide user facility for the microstructural and microchemical characterization of materials. This world-class facility now showcases a JEOL 2100F CS-Corrected Analytical Electron Microscope.

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF)

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is one of the leading centers worldwide on micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microsystems. It provides facilities and processes for the integration of Si integrated circuits and MEMS with nanotechnology, with applications in biology, medical systems, chemistry, and environmental monitoring.

Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL)

The Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL) for Surface Modification and Analysis is part of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences in the College of Engineering. The laboratory was created for the purpose of advancing our understanding of ion-solid interactions by providing unique and extensive facilities to support both research and development in the field. Researchers have available to them several instruments for conducting ion beam surface modification and ion beam surface analysis under a wide range of conditions. Experiments can be conducted at high or low temperature, in ultra-high vacuums, in a reactive gas and in short turnaround times