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The Materials Preparation Center

The Materials Preparation Center is a specialized research center recognized for its unique capabilities in purification, preparation, and characterization of rare earths, metals, alloys, and single crystals. 

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The Materials Preparation Center is a specialized research center at Ames National Laboratory recognized for its unique capabilities in purification, preparation, and characterization of rare earth elements, metals, alloys, and single crystals.

We provide research and developmental quantities of high-purity materials and unique characterization services to scientists at university, industry, and government facilities on a cost-recovery basis.

We work closely with our clients to provide services and materials that are not commercially available. All materials and services are available to government and industry laboratories and educational institutions at a full cost recovery basis.