Materials and Molecular Analysis (MMA)

The MMA Center enables research and development programs by providing expertise and access to state-of-the-art equipment for magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, X-ray, and materials thermal, magnetics and physical properties characterization measurements.

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We support and enable CSU STEM research and education programs, by offering outstanding analytical research instrumentation, highly skilled and professional personnel, individual training, and specialized workshops.

Materials Analysis

Provides expertise and instrumentation for the measurement of material properties like thermal stability and transitions, specific heat, magnetic AC and DC susceptibility, electrical and thermal transport properties, and paramagnetic properties.

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Mass Spectrometry

Provides expertise and instrumentation for molecular mass measurements and structural elucidation of small molecules, biomolecules and nanomaterials, as well as workflows and data analysis strategies for targeted and untargeted LC-MS and GC-MS metabolomics studies.

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Magnetic Resonance

A variety of NMRs with pulsed field gradients and a variety of probes for doing nearly any high resolution NMR method and micro-imaging. An X-Band CW EPR spectrometer capturing ‘spin’ and ‘radical’ responses between 4-300 K temperature for organic and inorganic species, transition metal complexes, and biomolecules in various forms.

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Provides expertise and instrumentation for spectroscopic measurements (transmittance, scattering, absorbance, steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence) in solution and solid forms in the UV-Vis spectral range.

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X-ray Diffraction and Scattering

Tools for studying surface layers or thin film structures, single crystals, powders, and solids.

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ARC-ISS: electron microscopy (TEM/SEM), surface analysis (XPS, ellipsometer, profilometer, contact angle goniometer

ARC-BIO: proteomics-, metabolomics-, ionomics- mass spectrometry, targeted quantitative mass spectrometry