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Dr. Paul H. Davis

Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering


Surface Science Lab:  MCMR 126


Office:  MCMR 210H

Office Phone: (208) 426-2091


The Surface Science Lab (SSL) is a multiuser facility at Boise State University that houses a suite of 5 atomic force microscopes (AFMs) with complementary capabilities for nanoscale characterization of surface topography and electrical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of materials in air or fluid.


Note: Effective October 1, 2023, the SSL has become a recharge facility under the umbrella of the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC), part of the Fabrication, Characterization, and Testing (FaCT) Core in the Boise State University College of Engineering (COEN).


Resource Links

Use the following links to access resources and information about the Surface Science Lab (SSL). General inquiries can be directed to