safinya [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Professor Cyrus Safinya)
youli [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Dr. Youli Li)
Staff Research Associate
miguelz [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Miguel Zepeda)
MRL 1012,1032 and CNSI (Elings Hall) 1409 (UCSB Campus Map)
The MRL X-ray Facility provides state-of-the-art x-ray diffraction tools for characterizing structural properties of a wide range of materials including metals and composites, polymers and biological materials, and electronic and optoelectronic materials in the lengthscale range of 0.1 nm - 100 nm. As a key research asset of the MRL, the x-ray facility is accessible by MRL researchers as well as off-campus academic groups and industrial users. In addition to maintaining an array of commercial and custom-built specialty instruments, the facility staff also conducts active research in developing new x-ray imaging methods and instrumentation to advance the capabilities of x-ray characterization techniques.
Management, operation and acquisition of equipment for the X-ray facility is supported by the Materials Research Laboratory: an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
- Ancillary Equipment
- Confocal Microscope
- Four Circle Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer(WAXS)
- Intermediate Small Angle Diffractometer (2-Circle)
- Panalytical MRD PRO Materials Research Diffractometer
- Philips X’PERT MPD
- Rigaku Smartlab High-Resolution Diffractometer
- Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Diffractometer