Our two member centers at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation are the Microscopy Center and the Accelerator Center.
The Louisiana Accelerator Center is home to a National Electrostatics Corporation 5SDH-2 1.7 MV tandem PelletronR accelerator. The accelerator is used for ion beam analysis, ion beam modification, and high energy focused ion beam microscopy. Research and applications of ion beams are the main activities at the Louisiana Accelerator Center.
The Microscopy Center is housed on the University's main campus and is a multidisciplinary laboratory containing equipment for light microscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and 3-D modeling.