Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)







Dr. Yaqiao (Y. Q.) Wu

Instrument Lead, Dr. Yaqiao (Y. Q.) Wu, with the FEI Tecnai G2 F30 STEM at MaCS.

Jatu Burns

Instrument Lead, Jatu Burns, with the FIB at MaCS.

Jatu Burns

Instrument Lead, Jatu Burns, with the SEM at MaCS.

About MaCS

The Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS) is a state-of-the-art materials characterization laboratory that provides cross-cutting capabilities that support the Center for Advanced Energy Studies' (CAES) mission in multiple initiative areas.  MaCS is largely made possible through its partnership with the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility (ATR NSUF).

MaCS is complementary to the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC) that 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.

Collectively, MaCS and BSCMC provide the organization and infrastructure to make various materials characterization tools available for research, academia, and regional companies.