At NMSU, we are currently in the process of setting up an X-ray laboratory with a 3 kW X-ray tube source and a 4-circle diffractometer, which shall be used for studying reflectivity from thin films, powder diffraction patterns and can also be used for single crystal studies. We also have a spin-coater (from collaborating faculty) for preparing polymer films on substrates, along with an ellipsometer for assessing film thickness, and are setting up a facility for carrying out dynamic and static light scattering studies. Our group also has access to characterization facilities at Los Alamos national Lab.

In addition to in-house facilities at NMSU our research relies on state-of-the-art national facilities, primarily Los Alamos National Lab, Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, Spallation Neutron Source at Oakridge and Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley. We generally use large facilities across the United States and around the world.

Neutron Facilities

Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center | Los Alamos National Laboratory  (LANSCE), Los Alamos, NM
Spallation Neutron Source – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (SNS-ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
The High Flux Isotope Reactor (or HFIR) – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund, Sweden
NIST Center for Neutron Research National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD
ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK
European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund, Sweden

Light Source Facilities

Advanced Photon Source | Argonne National Laboratory (APS), Argonne, IL
Advanced Light Source – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (ALS), Berkeley, CA
National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), Upton, NY
SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), Menlo Park, CA
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source (SSRL), Menlo Park, CA
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France
Angströmquelle Karlsruhe (ANKA), Karlsruhe, Germany
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
Diamond Light Source (Diamond), Oxfordshire, UK
French National Synchrotron Soleil  (Soleil), Paris, France
European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
Spring-8, Sayo District, Japan
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund, Sweden