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New lab opens doors to materials science

The lab’s completion is one step in a multiyear effort by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation to establish high-performance shared research facilities in three key areas: materials characterization, micro- and nanofabrication, and the life sciences.

Doctoral student Jeffrey Thompson uses a mechanical press in the Materials Characterization Lab as part of an introductory graduate course on characterizing polymeric materials. The lab, which allows students to prepare samples and conduct a wide range of analyses all in one facility, expands the scope of techniques the course can cover. Tiffany Thompson for Virginia Tech.

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