MIT MRSEC - Materials Reseach Science and Engineering Center

X-ray Diffraction Shared Experimental Facility

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All users of the facility must go through certain basic safety training requirements. Self-users must be trained on the instruments they wish to operate. In addition, we offer many data analysis training courses.

Access to CMSE facilities is controlled through the Coral lab management system. It consists of two parts: 1) the web application MUMMS, which tracks your safety training requirements and account number for billing, and 2) the Coral Remote application, which is used to track instrument reservation and use.

We charge a one-time training fee for each user: $200 for academic users and $700 for commercial. Once users have paid the initial training fee, they may receive any additional training that they wish, including any instrument or data analysis course that we offer.

To sign up for training, contact XRD Facility staff. For more information on a specific kind of training, please click the links below.

How to Access the XRD Facility

Initial Laboratory Safety Training

Instrument Training

How to use Coral and MUMMS

Data Analysis Training


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