The Materials Research Facility is an open access, ‘one stop shop’ facility supporting novel, advanced research activities within UNT, with other universities, and with local, state and national industries. MRF maintains and operates more than a dozen instruments for cross-disciplinary analysis, including true 3-D characterization of materials and devices down to atomic length scales. These instruments, such as the FIB/SEM, HRTEM and LEAP, create a unique combination of capabilities in one location. UNT is among an elite group of public institutions nationwide that offer this complement of facilities.

In 2012 the MRF Characterization Lab, formerly CART, was moved into a new 5500 sq. ft. space that physically centralized MRF functions and co-located it with a clean room. This centralization of instruments and facilities allows for the seamless and contiguous transfer of novel materials and devices synthesized in the Clean Room directly to advanced characterization instruments in MRF. For more information watch the MRF Characterization Lab facilities video. You may also schedule an appointment using the Online Scheduler.