The NCC is a research core facility of the VCU Office of Research and located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. The NCC is also a partnership between the VCU School of Engineering and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. As a core research facility, resources and services are available by contract to not only university faculty but industry as well. Click here to see a visual overview of the NCC
The NCC offers technologies that benefit multi-disciplinary industrial and scholarly research in a broad range of sciences to modify, manipulate or tailor the surface, size, or shape of a particular material.
With the NCC you gain access to over $11 million in sophisticated materials characterization equipment and analytical services unique to the mid-Atlantic region.
-Imaging of samples using electron, optical, or x-ray methods
-Elemental mapping of structural features
-Complete surface analysis
-Variety of sample preparation tools
Bruker SkyScan 1173 High Energy Micro-CT
Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM
Zeiss LSM 710 Laser Scanning Microscope
JEOL LV-5610 SEM
NOTE: As of July 1, 2017, FORCE has been updated to reflect new equipment and user fee.
Current Equipment Status as of 7/20/2017
|Bruker Bioscope AFM||Fully Operational|
|Hitachi FE-SEM Su-70||Not Operational||Currently under repair by Hitachi engineers. Estimated to be operational on July 31st.
Repair status to be updated Tuesday, July 25th
|Jeol LV-5610 SEM||Fully Operational|
|LSM 710 Laser Scanning Microscope||Fully Operational|
|LabRam HR Evolution||Fully Operational|
|Nikon Digital Optical Microscope||Fully Operational|
|Quantum Design VersaLab||Fully Operational|
|Rame-hart Contact Angle||Fully Operational|
|Skyscan 1173 microCT||Fully Operational|
|ThermoFisher ESCAlab 250||Fully Operational|
|VEECO ICON AFM||Fully Operational|
|X’Pert PRO PANanalytical||Fully Operational|
|ZEISS Libra 120 TEM||Not Operational||Camera Problem|
|Zeiss Auriga Crossbeam FIB||Operational||EDX option is down, other functions are operational|
|PANalytical X-Ray Fluorescence||Fully Operational|