The University of Maryland MRSEC grants ended in September 2013 after 17 years of successful operation. This site remains as a history of the center, but will not be actively maintained.
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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
In order to establish a broader campus context, each MRSEC Shared Experimental Facility is operated cooperatively with another campus organizational unit. This arrangement allows more efficient maintenance, operation, and advertisement of these facilities and more effective support for collaborative interactions between MRSEC researchers and researchers from a variety of academic, industrial, and government laboratories. The SEFs are further allied to the multi-user facilities of the University of Maryland NanoCenter, which coordinates campus facilities for the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale structures. The NanoCenter features MRSEC SEFs on its comprehensive website devoted to research tools (see below).