The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF@IIT) has been established at the beginning of 2017 with the aim of facilitating and optimizing the access to advanced characterization techniques to the entire IIT network, in response to the growing characterization demand on instruments present in the IIT headquarter and belonging to different departments.

This way, scientists dealing with the development, optimization and applications of materials have an organic access to the full spectrum of available techniques, so as to achieve an exhaustive characterization of materials with a direct line of access to the different laboratories, thanks to the horizontal synergy between laboratories.

The facility consists at the moment of 5 laboratories, devoted to different aspects of materials characterization and equipped with state-of the art instruments.
The access to most of the instruments can be granted upon dedicated training sessions with the laboratory manager. In other cases, or for specific highly advanced measurements, instruments are operated only by the persons in charge. All the procedures for the access and reservation of instruments, as well as the health & safety rules to fulfill, can be found in the policies section