Services and equipment list: Materials Characterization Nevada

Examples of services available to industry include: corrosion studies, electrode synthesis, battery material analysis, electrochemical characterization, system cycling and stability, high temperature materials performance/failure, coatings R&D, catalyst synthesis, and sensor development.

Characterization and laboratory services include: surface morphology, texture and roughness, surface chemistry, material chemistry and composition, structural analysis, fluid analysis, failure analysis, paint analysis, corrosion testing, materials synthesis, coating development, electrode development, battery fabrication and testing, and electrodeposition.


  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
  • Rigaku SmartLab X-Ray Diffraction System (XRD)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) Spectrometer for thin films
  • Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 8000 (ICP-OES)
  • Thermo Scientific DXR Raman Microscope
  • Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 MX Infrared Imaging Microscope
  • JEOL-JEM 2100F Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (TEM-EDS)
  • Hitachi S-4700 II Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dipersive Spectrometer (FE-SEM-EDS)
  • Zeiss Axioskop Fluorescence Microscope
  • Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (TGA-DSC)
  • PARSTAT 4000 Potentiostat
  • Supercritical Corrosion Water Loop
  • Gamry REF 600 Potentiostat
  • Gamry FAS1 Femtostat Potentiostat
  • BASi C2 Electrochemical Cell Stand
  • Micrometrics Accelerated Surface Area (BET) and Porosimetry (ASAP) System 2010
  • Shimadzu Prominence High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with UV-Vis Detector
  • Shimadzu QP2010 On-Column Derivatization Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) System
  • Shimadzu UV-2401PC Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) Spectrophotometer
  • PARR Reactor
  • Reactors for Catalyst Synthesis
  • Custom Temperature Programmable Catalyst Synthesis Oven
  • Rotovap
  • Coy Anaerobic Chamber
  • Incubator Shaker
  • Glove boxes
  • Edmund Buhler GmbH Compact Arc Melter MAM-1
  • ADMET Compression Testing Machine
  • MTI Corp. OTF-1200X Series Split Tube Furnace
  • MTI Corp. SFM-7 Compact Vacuum Mixer
  • MTI Corp. HR01 Hot Rolling Machine
  • MTI Corp. MSK-SFM-1 Bench-Top Planetary Ball Mill
  • ARBIN Flow Battery Testing System
  • MTI Corp. 8 Channel Battery Analyzer (3)
  • MTI Corp. MSK-AFA-III Compact Tape Casting Coater with Heating Cover
  • MTI Corp. Vacuum Oven
  • ATS Series 2140 Single -Station Direct Load Creep and Stress Rupture Testing System with WINCCS Computer Control

Facility director: Dev Chidambaram | (775) 784-7066
Technical info & pricing: MCNV website | Zachary Karmiol, Associate Director and Manager | (775) 842-0463
For entities external to NSHE, contact the Nevada Center for Applied Research for access: | (775) 784-4781