User Facilities

Arkansas Nano-Bio Materials Characterization Facility

The Facility provides state-of-art analytical services to the University and local community with its high-resolution imaging, spectroscopy or sample preparation capabilities. The scientific activities cover a wide range of discipline ranging from Physics to Bio-Engineering and are aimed at supporting University research through the analysis of Nano and Bio materials properties down to the atomic scale. A large part of the facility mission is to be an enabler of educational activities through teaching, training, workshop and other demonstration. More the 80 students are trained yearly to acquire the modern Materials Characterization skills and knowledge.

Contact Dr. Mourad Benamara, Facility Director:
Nano 108


  1. FEI Titan 80-300 Transmission Electron Microscope
  2. FEI Nova Nanolab 200 Dual-Beam Focused Ion Beam
  3. FEI XL-30 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
  4. Nikon Digital Microscope
  5. TEM Sample Preparation equipment (ion miller, diamond saw, dimpler,)
  6. Light equipment such as sputter coaters, optical microscope, furnaces

Materials Characterization Laboratory

Contact Dr. Mike Hawkridge, Facility Assistant Director:
Nano 108

The Materials Characterization Lab instrumentation consists of:

  1. PHI VersaProbe XPS instrument
  2. Philips PW1830 Double System XRD and a Philips PW3040 X’Pert MRD High
    Resolution XRD
  3. Veeco Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscope
  4. Panalytical X’Pert MRD


Nanofabrication Laboratory

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Nanofabrication Laboratory

Dr. AQ Guo
Phys 108