Advanced Materials Characterization Center (AMCC) - Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

The Advanced Materials Characterization Center (AMCC)

The Advanced Materials Characterization Center (AMCC) in the Helmerich Research Center (HRC) at OSU-Tulsa is equipped with a range of specialized instruments to characterize the structure, composition and properties of materials. The instruments are accessible for use for nominal fee after successful completion of training.


Modular X-ray diffraction system (Bruker AXS D8 Discover with GADDS)


Simultanous Thermogravimetric/Differential Thermal Analyzer/Differential Scanning Calorimeter (Netzsch STA 449 F1)


Thermomechanical Analyzer (Netzsch TMA 402 F1)


Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM), Hitachi S-4800


Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)


FTIR step scan (Agilent 680 IR) with nanosecond step scan


Time Resolved Coherent Anti-Stock Raman Spectroscopic (CARS) System


Class-100 Cleanroom with ICP-SLR-Oerlikon, RF and DC multi target sputtering system, PECVD, Mask Aligner-SUSS Micro Tech, etc.


Other instruments:

  • Autoclave
  • Composite processing facilities
  • Multiple environmental chambers and conditioning environments
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  •  Optical microscope with video analysis
  • Stereoscope x350 with hand-held inspection unit
  •  Filament winding machine (4-axis)
  • Programmable walk-in ovens (500°F)
  • Ultrasonic NDI units to perform pulse and echo and TTU scans with curved panel capability
  • Walk-in freezers (-20°F)
  • Machine shop
  •  Instron 5567 11 Kip screw testing machine
  • Instron 8802 55 Kip hydraulic testing machine with 1600°C furnace
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Thermal shock chamber (-160°F to 500°F)
  • Fortus 400 mC rapid prototyping machine