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Physical Characterization Services at IMSERC

The Physical Characterization area in IMSERC supports Northwestern's research and external users by offering a variety of characterization methods, such as thermal analyses, elemental analyses, and optical spectroscopies. IMSERC Physical Characterization and optical staff provide service work and offer training to qualified researchers to solve their own structures and/or collect their own data.

List of Services

Steps for Starting Projects

  1. Set up and account in NUcore

    Account request for External User
  2. Submit project request or contact an IMSERC staff member

    Contact an IMSERC staff member before initial submission to validate that your sample is suitable for physical characterization.

    Start new project for thermal analysisor XRF elemental analysis
  3. Ship or drop off samples

    You will typically be contacted within 2 business days with data or to set a schedule with you for analysis. Please wait until you receive confirmation from an IMSERC staff member and shipping address before mailing samples for analysis.