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Research Facilities


Research facilities include:

  • The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, which include:two coupled superconducting cyclotrons K500 and K1200, injected by an ECR ion source and associated apparatus, including
    • the modern A1900 fragment separator which allows efficient production and in-flight separation of rare isotopes;
    • the high-resolution S800 superconducting magnetic spectrograph;
    • a high-energy gamma ray detector array;
    • neutron and charged-particle hodoscopes;
    • cryogenic facilities;
    • superconducting magnets;
  • Keck Microfabrication Facility
  • X-ray diffraction apparatus employing X-ray cameras and a 12 kW rotating anode X-ray source;
  • photo and electron-beam lithographic facilities for device fabrication with 50nm resolution;
  • two automated SQUID Susceptometers;
  • an electron spin resonance laboratory;
  • an ultrahigh-vacuum four-gun sputtering system;
  • an advanced test facility for trigger development for the DZero experiment at Fermilab;
  • Acoustic labs
    • 174 cubic meter reverberation room
    • 32 cubic meter anechoic room
    • sound localization test facility
  • a number of data acquisition and analysis computers;
  • a state-of-the-art electronics design facility.
  • High Performance Computing Center

Important off-campus facilities in the high-energy area include the accelerator at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois; the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York; the accelerator complex at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and Argonne National Laboratory, where experiments are currently carried out by MSU faculty and students.

The astronomy faculty makes use of the facilities on campus, which include a 0.6m telescope, and of the observatories at Kitt Peak (Arizona), WIRO (Wyoming), Mounts Wilson and Palomar (California), Sliding Springs (Australia), and Cerro Tololo and Las Campanas (Chile). MSU has joined the SOAR consortium and built a 4-meter telescope near La Serena, Chile.