Materials Characterization Workshop Series – 2015/2016

The MCF workshops are designed to provide fundamental technical principles and practical sample preparation and measurement tips required to acquire high quality data from the instruments. Dr. Ian Lightcap, Research and Facilities Program Director, provides the instruction and training for the workshops. He also provides tours of the MCF laboratory located at 132 Nieuwland Science Hall, as well as the ND Energy laboratories located at 116-120 Stinson Remick Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Lightcap at

High Resolution X Ray Diffraction

High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction – Grazing Incidence Diffraction, X-ray Reflectivity, and Reciprocal Space Mapping
December 4, 2015



X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy - XPS from A to Peaks
January 29, 2016



Tga Dsc Attached Massspec Website

DSC, TGA, & TGA/Mass Spectrometer - Thermal Analysis and Practical Applications
February 26, 2016



Electrochem Suite

Electrochemistry - Fundamentals, Rotating Disc Electrode, and Electrochemical Impedance
April 8, 2016



Raman Jasco Website

Raman Spectroscopy - Practical tips for sample preparation and maximizing signal to noise
May 6, 2016