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Services and Resources

High-purity rare-earth samples, custom alloys, single crystals, specialized powdered metals and access to state-of-the-art beam-line microscopy are just some of the Services and Resources available at Ames Laboratory.

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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. 

Ames Laboratory’s Sensitive Instrument Facility features state-of-the-art electron microscopes housed in a vibration- and static-free environment that allows their capabilities to shine, and sample preparation labs that take scientific testing from start to finish on site.