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MCL Sample Analysis Request

Use this form to request an analysis for your sample. Fill out all the required fields and click the Submit button, and your request will be sent to our team. Someone will review the request and get back to you quickly.

At this time the available requested techniques are limited. If your desired technique isn't listed, you can still request an analysis by sending an email to

The name of the person requesting the analysis.
Please enter your Penn State email address. Use the basic address form ({psuaccessid} and do not use any aliases. Additional information can be retrieved from the PSU Access ID, and so it's the preferred identifier.

Please visit to learn how to create an account for RIMS.

Please include sample numbers/names, preparation, history, possible contaminants, etc.
Please describe what you wish to learn
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You may use this feature to add a document to your submission. This can include any associated (Material) Safety Data Sheets, research papers related to your work, or pictures of your samples.
Files must be less than 25 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.
Please select if you know the type of analysis you'd like to have performed.
AES Details
AFM Details
Contact Angle Details
Electrical Characterization
EPMA Details
FIB Details
FTIR Details
Gas Absorption Details
Please select an option if known
Please enter the maximum temperature to which your sample can be safely heated
Nanoindentation Details
Opt Pro Details
Optical Microscopy Details
Particle Characterization Details
Raman Details
SAXS Details
SEM Details
TEM Details
Thermal Details
Please provide this data if it is available
TOF Details
UV-Vis Details
XPS Details
XRD Details
XRF Details
Please include any details you'd like us to know about your sample.
Please indicate your preference for the disposition of your sample once analysis is completed. If you do not make arrangements to collect your sample it will be disposed of 30 days after receipt.


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