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Boise State Center for Materials Characterization

The Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC) was established by the Idaho State Board of Education in August 2006 to provide a state-of-the-art characterization facility in order to attract more students into science and engineering careers, to improve science and engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to foster leading research and interaction with local industry.  As such, it provides the organization and infrastructure to make various materials characterization tools available for academia and regional companies.

Today the BSCMC provides access for campus and community members to equipment and expertise in Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, and X-Ray Analysis as a campus recharge center.

How to access the BSCMC

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Additional Equipment

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Research and Economic Development Office

Research and Economic Development Office

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