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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 metals, alloys, and single crystals. 

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**The MPC is experiencing delays due to restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic.  Please feel free to reach out to us to answer questions and help set up orders for fulfillment after we return to normal operations.**

The Materials Preparation Center is a specialized research center recognized for its unique capabilities in purification, preparation, and characterization of 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.