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Become a Materials Characterization Core (MCC) User

The first step to becoming a new user of the Materials Characterization Core (MCC) is to identify the equipment you would like to use and contact the associated instrument manager. See a list of our instruments here for details and manager contact information. If you are unsure who you should contact, please email Craig Johnson (clj46@drexel.edu). Your conversation with the facility staff member will start the process, however there are several steps that you can complete on your own. 

Internal Users (Drexel students, faculty or staff)

  1. Register for an iLab account using your Drexel University credentials
  2. Submit an Introductory Request through iLab 
  3. Contact relevant instrument manager by email with brief description of your project goals and any questions you have.  
  4. Review the MCC User Handbook [PDF]
  5. If seeking training, you must complete Drexel safety training. Ask staff member to add you to the MCC group in BioRaft.

External Academic Users

  1. Register for an iLab account or use your institution’s iLab portal and navigate to the Materials Characterization Core 
  2. Submit an Introductory Request through iLab 
  3. Contact relevant instrument manager by email with brief description of your project goals and any questions you have.  
  4. Review the MCC User Handbook [PDF]
  5. If seeking training, complete Drexel safety training. Ask staff member to add you to the MCC group in BioRaft. 
  6. Complete the external user agreement [PDF]
  7. Obtain a cost estimate from the appropriate instrument manager
  8. Prepay for service or instrument time by credit card using our online store or by purchase order transmitted by email to the appropriate instrument manager 

External Corporate Users

  1. Register for an iLab account
  2. Submit an Introductory Request through iLab 
  3. Contact relevant instrument manager by email with brief description of your project goals and any questions you have.  
  4. Review the MCC User Handbook [PDF]
  5. If seeking training, complete Drexel safety training. Ask staff member to add you to the MCC group in BioRaft. 
  6. Complete the external user agreement [PDF]
  7. Obtain a cost estimate from the appropriate instrument manager 
  8. Prepay for service or instrument time by credit card using our online store or by purchase order transmitted by email to the appropriate instrument manager  
Five-fold symmetry in a nanocrystalline silicon thin film