Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon

CAMCOR is a full service, comprehensive materials characterization center housed in the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories at the University of Oregon. We offer materials characterization services and equipment access to academic researchers and industry partners.


Our primary services include:

    • Titan TEM, SEM, electron microprobe & associated analytical equipment for studying features ranging in length scale from centimeter to subatomic, morphology, & elemental composition.
    • Site-specific material removal, deposition, and imaging for micro and nanofabrication, TEM sample prep, cross-sectional investigation, and elemental composition. CAMCOR houses a multi-ion source plasma-FIB and a Helios FIB-SEM.
    • Characterization of the surface and near-surface chemical composition of solid materials. The lab houses instrumentation for XPS, ToF-SIMS, Auger, AFM, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
    • Liquid and solid-state NMR, TGA, DSC, Rheometry and specific instruments for characterizing molecular constituents, as well as thermal and mechanical properties of materials.
    • Equipment for determining the crystalline nature of thin-film, powder, and single crystal materials. The lab also houses small angle x-ray and x-ray fluorescence equipment.


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High Resolution and Analytical Facility

High-Resolution Analytical TEM Facility

State-of-the-art equipment to perform atomic-resolution imaging and nanoscale composition analyses of materials.
MicroAnalytical Facility

MicroAnalytical Facility

Resources for sample preparation and materials analysis by Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EPMA) and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM).
Nanofabrication and Imaging Facility

Focused Ion-Beam and Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility

Equipment supporting focused ion-beam and scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM), material characterization, and electron-beam lithography for nanofabrication.
NMR Spectroscopy Facility

NMR Spectroscopy Facility

Diverse array of magnetic resonance research capabilities for routine and advanced analysis of both solutions and solid state samples.
Polymer Characterization and Thermal Analysis Laboratory

Polymer Characterization and Thermal Analysis Laboratory

Equipment to to determine the processing behavior and thermal and mechanical properties of polymeric materials and polymer based composites.
SuNRISE Facility

Microfabrication and Photovoltaic Characterization Facility

A shared user laboratory for the characterization, evaluation, and fabrication of photovoltaic cells.
Surface Analytical Facility

Surface Analytical Facility

Instrumentation for characterizing the composition of the outermost few nanometers of materials, and for imaging surface topography and chemistry.
X-Ray Diffraction Lab

X-Ray Diffraction Lab

Equipment for using X-ray diffraction applications to study 3-D atomic structure and other characteristics for a wide range of materials.

Graduate Level Training Opportunities

Masters Industrial Internship Program
Oregon Nanoscience And Microtechnologies Institute
Materials Science Institute
University of Oregon