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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 to attract more students into STEM careers, to improve science and engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to foster leading research and interaction with local industry.  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

User Information

Additional Equipment

MSMSE Equipment Database


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Research and Economic Development Office

Research and Economic Development Office

Other Recharge User Facilities

The BSCMC is part of the Boise State Fabrication, Characterization, and Testing (FaCT) core research facility. All of the involved facilities are recharge centers and available for use by the campus and community.

For more information about the FaCT core, contact Jim Browning or Paul Davis.

Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)

visit the MaCS website

Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IML)

visit the IML Website

Research Machining and Engineering

visit the RME website

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)

visit the BMMB website