About the MCP

MCP provides analytical instrumentation, preparation equipment, and processing capabilities for the development and characterization of new materials. The MCP serves the entire Johns Hopkins community, mainly focusing on inorganic characterization and processing. Included in the facility are: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Nanoindenters, X-ray Photospectroscopy, Auger Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffractometry, and various sample preparation equipment.The center is scheduled to be consolidated into a new facility in 2018.


The MCP includes the following equipment:

  • Thermo Scientific TF30 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Thermo Scientific Helios G4 UC Focused Ion Beam
  • JEOL 6700 Scanning Electron Microscope (Field Emission Gun)
  • RX Solutions Mircro Computed Tomography
  • Perkin Elmer Phi 5400 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer
  • 600 Multiprobe Auger Spectrometer
  • Philips X’Pert PW 3040 Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • XP Nanoindenter
  • Struers Electric Chemical Polisher
  • Edwards Carbon Coater
  • Gatan PIPS II
  • Sample preparation equipment (Ion mills, Chemical Polishers)
  • Sputter coaters
  • Polishing laps