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A subcore of the  CHANL Core Facilities, the Soft Matter Characterization Core is dedicated to delivering reliable sample analysis and professional training services on the characterization of soft materials and providing customers open access to cutting-edge, high performance analytical instrumentation.


Soft materials include colloidspolymersfoamsgelsliquid crystals,  and many biomaterials. They exhibit many useful and appealing properties which account for their ubiquity in everyday life, finding use in a diverse range of applications in industry including food, medical, automotive, construction, transportation, electronics, and manufacturing.

Within the core, Soft Matter characterization includes thermal analysis, rheometry, and mechanical testing


Check out the website for more information or attend the open house Tuesday March 3rd, 2024 between 9 am and 5 pm in Caudill 012.