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Materials Characterization Facility (MCF)

12443 Research Parkway, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: 407-882-1500
Fax: 407-882-1502
Email: ampacmcf@ucf.edu
Orlando Tech Center, Suite 304

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) is dedicated to providing researchers and industrial partners a place to perform characterization and analysis to advance research; classroom education and hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art characterization equipment; user-friendly support services with expert advice and data interpretation; and to enhance competitiveness of industrial partners and boost economic development of the Central Florida region.

MCF occupies about 7,000 sq. ft. of space and is supported by 3 full-time research engineers and a full-time facilities coordinator. Collaboration with other universities is encouraged.

Available Equipment/Techniques

Sample Prep

  • Gatan PECS (Coating System)
  • Ion Milling for TEM
  • Ultra Microtome (TEM/FTIR Sample Prep)
  • Sputter Coater (EMITECH)
  • Vacuum Evaporator (JEOL)
  • Diamond Saw (Slow Speed)
  • Diamond Band Saw
  • Electro Jet Polisher (TEM Prep)
  • Dimple Grinder (TEM)
  • Allied Polisher (TEM)

Form Downloads

How to Use the Facility

  • All work performed at MCF requires a work order form
  • UCF users will need to submit a completed work order form signed by their advisor.
  • Other University or industry or government users will need to provide a Purchase Order made to UCF/AMPAC
  • Completed work order forms and Purchase Orders may be submitted via email to ampacmcf@ucf.edu, or faxed to (407) 882-1502, or in person at the address below:

    Orlando Tech Center
    12443 Research Parkway, Suite 304
    Orlando, FL  32826

Equipment Scheduling

Click here to view Scheduling Calendar

To schedule equipment time, users may contact MCF at (407) 882-1500 or via email to ampacmcf@ucf.edu. Please include the equipment to be scheduled, date, time block needed and user name.

Contact

Yongho Sohn, Ph.D.
Professor of Materials
AMPAC Associate Director for MCF
(407) 882-1181
Yongho.Sohn@ucf.edu
Mr. Mikhail Klimov
Research Engineer
(407) 882-1509
Mikhail.Klimov@ucf.edu
  • SIMS
  • FIB
  • TEM
  • MicroRaman
Mr. Kirk Scammon
Research Engineer
(407) 882-1514
Kirk.Scammon@ucf.edu
  • Auger
  • ESCA/XPS
  • RBS
  • SEM
  • XRD
Ms. Karen Glidewell
Facility Coordinator
Phone: 407-882-1500
Karen.Glidewell@ucf.edu

Please Acknowledge Us

Any publications or presentations resulting from data obtained or samples prepared by the AMF engineer/faculty should acknowledge the assistance of the engineer/faculty member and/or center as:

"Materials Characterization Facility
AMPAC
University of Central Florida"

Please provide a reprint of any publication in which the MCF and its faculty, research associate, or students are acknowledged.

Thank You.

UCF Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center | Engineering Building 1, Room 208 | TEL: (407) 882-1455 FAX: (407) 882-1462
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Box 162455, Orlando, Florida, 32816 | AMPAC@ucf.edu
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