As part of our mission to accelerate technological innovations into practical applications for society, CINS strongly believes that our facilities, tools, and instrumentation, as well as the expertise of our researchers, should be shared assets that benefit the community. We welcome outside collaborators, including researchers from companies, other universities, and national research institutes, to take advantage of many of CINS’s resources.
The Center’s specialized equipment includes a scanning electron microscope, X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy system, transmission electron microscope, atomic force microscope, and Raman spectrometer. In order to utilize this equipment, researchers must be trained and certified by the CINS Director of Instrumentation; additionally, usage fees may apply to both UALR and non-UALR personnel.
Approved users can reserve an instrument session here on the reservation page. If you have been certified and approved to use CINS facilities, you may need to request an electronic lock code to access them. To do so, please complete and submit the authorization form.
Note: Our available, in-service instruments occasionally change, and not all instruments are available for public use. The lists of instruments on the website are not comprehensive or guaranteed, and you should contact Dr. Fumiya Watanabe to discuss the availability of a specific instrument.