2021 Facilities Days Open House

Tuesday, November 9
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI


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The seventh annual Facilities Days Open House will be hosted by the Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Union South on the University of Wisconsin–Madison Campus.

The right techniques for your research

Join us for our tutorials and learn how to identify which techniques are appropriate for your research problems!

The Facilities Days Open House features tutorials for common microscopy and microanalysis techniques available in the UW–Madison shared facilities. These tutorials and introductions are an excellent learning opportunity for everyone, from faculty and graduate students to industrial users.

Who should attend the Facilities Days Open House?

Graduate students, faculty and industrial users, across all scientific and engineering disciplines, will increase their knowledge of structural biology measurement techniques, nanofabrication, microscopy and microanalysis analytical methods, and their understanding of how these techniques can be applied most effectively to their research and manufacturing questions.

What you will learn:

  • The best techniques and instrumentation for characterization of your materials
  • Which techniques are best used to solve common issues, such as:

Chemical bonding
Elemental composition
Grain size, texture and orientation
Interfacial properties
Mechanical properties
Physical dimensions
Surface texture/roughness
Size distribution

  • The fundamentals of each technique (i. e. how they work)
  • How to better understand the data to get the most information from your analysis
  • Strengths and limitations of each technique
  • How multiple techniques fit together to provide comprehensive solutions to your research and manufacturing problems.
  • Methods used to fabricate nanoscale devices and structures

Learn how to apply these techniques to your research and development or manufacturing problems, meet the experts and interface with other users.

For more information contact Jerry Hunter at jerry.hunter@wisc.edu.


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This event is organized by the Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium, part of the
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.