Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)


For customer convenience, scheduling is performed online. All calendar dates must be approved by the instrument lead, unless the user has been signed off on the instrument.  However, all radiological sample analysis scheduling requests are pending until they are approved by the laboratory lead. The laboratory lead ensures that radiation safety office support is available for the requested time for instrument use. If scheduled use is not canceled at least 24 hours in advance, then the customer is charged for the time at the requested level of service.

Normal Operating Hours

Normal operating hours for sample preparation and instrument use are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Off Hours

To perform work outside of normal operating hours sample preparation and instrument use require:

  • Prior approval of the MaCS Laboratory Lead and Instrument Lead.
  • Availability of requisite support safety personnel.