MIC Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Laboratory

The Magnetic Resonance Facility has six NMR spectrometers. All of these spectrometers are available for use by all campus-wide UCLA researchers.

MIC Materials Characterization Lab

The Materials Characterization lab offers thermal, optical, microscopic, electrical and magnetic characterization of materials and elemental analysis of surfaces via a wide range of instruments including light scattering spectrometers, several spectrophotometers; scanning probe microscopes, a SQUID magnetometer, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer among many other characterization tools.

MIC Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Laboratory

The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Laboratory of the Molecular Instrumentation Center provides services and analytical techniques for the identification and quantification of a wide range of samples, from small molecules to large biomolecules for the UCLA researcher community, other academic institutions, and commercial enterprises. We have eleven state-of-the-art mass spectrometers for different types of analysis.

X-Ray Crystallography Lab

X-ray crystallography aims for the definitive establishment of geometric structure, giving researchers an indispensable means to constitute structure-function relationships. The recent advances in detector technology for this application has resulted in the ability to acquire complete data sets in hours rather than days. The speed and ease of use of this type of modern equipment make it now feasible and cost effective to use crystallographic structure determination as a routine characterization tool.

  • MIC Materials Characterization Lab
  • MIC Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Laboratory
  • X-Ray Crystallography Lab

Research Facilities

Research and scholarship are products of trained minds, but they cannot be carried out without suitable facilities. The University is constantly expanding these vital tools of our trade and our facilities rival the most advanced of any university in the country.