UC San Diego NanoEngineering Materials Research Center

Presentations         Tuesday July 25th – Thursday July 27th     11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Tuesday 11:00 a.m. The Anton Paar Litesizer 500 – Particle Size Measurement and so much more (Zeta-potential, Molecular Weight, Refractive Index…)


Tuesday ~11:30 a.m. The Anton Paar HIT 300 NanoIndenter – Hardness measurement for thin films and the world of NanoEngineering


Wednesday 11 a.m.   Non-ambient x-ray diffraction – How to use the vacuum chamber, TTK 600 chamber, air-tight sample holder for powders and the capillary spinner for small sample amounts


Thursday 11 a.m.    Small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) – How to make your SAXS measurements and how to interpret them (Measurement and Data analysis techniques)


Workshops             Tuesday July 25th – Thursday July 27th      1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Please sign up at     https://forms.gle/FUUYuvjQ42bJUZiv8

More information including abstracts and speaker bios can be found on the NE-MRC Seminars and Workshops page.

New Instrument Alert in the NE-MRC!

Starting August 2022 in partnership with Anton Paar the NE-MRC will be hosting an exciting new XRD instrument --- the new Anton Paar XRDynamic 500! 

Exciting new capabilities include:

For an overview of the new capabilities this instrument has to offer please check out the NE-MRC News page and for application examples and for more information about the different sample chambers and stages it features check out the XRDynamic 500 instrument page.

Consultation, demo measurements and individual training  available now!

For more information about the capabilities of the new Anton Paar XRDynamic 500 or to discuss your samples and research goals please fill out this google form. To request training on the new Anton Paar XRDynamic 500 please use the NE-MRC FOM system! 

Mission Statement

"The Department of NanoEngineering's Materials Research Center (NE-MRC), consisting of 5 complementary materials preparation and characterization suites, was established in 2012 to provide both researchers in the department of NanoEngineering and researchers from other (UCSD) departments with comprehensive materials characterization capabilities in a centralized facility and foster interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration."

If you have used the NE-MRC for your research please send us an email with the reference for the publication so we can update our publication list.

Don't hesitate to CONTACT US if you have further questions!

Photographs by Erik Jepsen / UCSD

UC San Diego Operations / NE-MRC access guidelines during COVID-19 Crisis

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Check here for current NE-MRC access guidelines. This page will be updated with relevant information as it becomes available.