Useful Links for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Analysis

Internal Documents

NMCF UVA Sharepoint (Requires Login): Handbook, training, instrument manuals, guides


FIB Useful Websites

Video: An Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy and Focused Ion Beam (Matthew Bresin/ U of I)


FTIR Useful Websites

Pike Technologies Tool for Calculating ATR Information Depth, Unit Conversions, and Film Thickness

AIST SDBS Spectra Database for Organic Compounds (Organic Species)

Infrared Spectroscopy Absorption Tables (Organic Species)

USGS Geology and Mineral Spectral Library (Version 7) (MInerals)

NIST Chemistry WebBook  (Organics, Oxides, Minerals)


SEM Useful Websites

Video: An Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy and Focused Ion Beam (Matthew Bresin/U of I)


XPS Useful Websites

XPS Tutorial for SmartSoft Queue 

XPS Fitting (Surface Science Western at University of Western Ontario) - Binding Energies & Peak Fitting Information

XPS Simplified (Thermo Scientific) - Elemental Table with Binding Energies, Peak Shapes, and Interfering Peaks

The XPS Library (V. Crist) - Lots of Detailed Information on Fitting, BE Tables, Software, Databases, etc.

NIST X-ray Photoelectron Database (NIST) - Tables of BE and Search for Unknown Peaks

Surface Science Spectra (journal) - XPS Reference Spectra

The International XPS Database - XPS Reference Spectra and Binding Energies


XRF Useful Websites

OMNIAN Softare Q & A.for Standardless Quantification


Beyond NMCF: Other UVa or Nearby Characterization Instrumentation and Laboratories

Chemistry NMR Facilities - Chemistry, UVa

Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Facility - Chemistry Bldg, UVa

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility - Chemistry Bldg, UVa

Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction - Jesser Hall, UVa

Hi-Resolution Mass Spectrometroscopy (LC-QTOF-MS) - Chemsitry Bldg, UVa

IFAB Fabrication and Characaterization Instrumentation - Thornton Hall E-Wing, UVa

School of Medicine Research Cores and Equipment List - various, UVa

Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility - VCU, Richmond

VT Materials Characterization Lab - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg


Industrial Laboratories for Characterization (not exhaustive)

2D and 3D XCT: North Start Imaging

TOF-SIMS / Atom-Probe Tomography / LIBS / MALDI etc. : EAG Laboratories


National Laboratories

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories

Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory


Regional National Laboratories

ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility


Educational Sites for Microscopy

K-12 Educational Microscopy and Young Scientist Websites (Molecular Expressions, Florida State University)

Microscopes and Microscopy for K-12 and Outreach Programs (MicroWorld: Guide to Online Microscopy and Microanalysis Resources)