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Core Facilities

The UT Core Facilities are shared resources, available to all UT researchers and industry partners, often on a fee for service basis. These facilities offer access to high-end instrumentation, technical support, and expert consultation to the University of Tennessee research community and, in many cases, to external customers as well.

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development has contracted with Stratocore, a billing and scheduling system for use by UT Core Facilities. Stratocore will make interacting with the cores a seamless process and help these facilities streamline their accounting process. Click here for more information about creating a Stratocore account.

Please complete the Core Facilities Program Order Form to order. All questions or follow-up information should be emailed to The CFP business office completes orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center
The AMIC is a multi-disciplinary facility that provides access to microscopes and imaging services, as well as expert consultation services.
Advanced Photoelectronic Spectrometer Lab
The APS is a state-of-the-art experimental facility for analysis of chemical and electronic properties of various forms of condensed matter.
Biological and Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry Core
The BSMMSC provides metabolomics, lipidomics, and small molecule analyses.
Electromagnetic Properties Lab
The EMP provides access to both Physical Property Measurement Systems (PPMS) and SQUID Vibrating Sample Magnometer (SVSM).
Electron Microscopy
The Electron Microscopy facility provides electron and ion microscopy resources for all researchers in the UT system, ORNL, and other institutions.
Genomics Core
The UT Genomics Core specializes in sequencing and analysis of DNA.
Ion Beam Materials Laboratory
The IBML is a multi-user, multidisciplinary facility that provides ion beam analysis, ion implantation, ion beam modification and ion irradiation services.
Laboratory for Environmental Archaeology
The LEA is a multidisciplinary core facility that provides services for the characterization of archaeological and environmental materials.
MABE Maker Lab
The MABE Maker Lab is designed to give UT undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience with industrial technologies.
Micro-Processing Research Facility
The MPRF provides researchers the ability to conduct micro-processing fabrication processes.
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Lab
The IAMM MBE facility provides services related to materials synthesis.


NMR Facilities
UT’s Department of Chemistry is equipped with five NMR spectrometers used in research and teaching.
Polymer Characterization Laboratory
The Polymer Characterization Laboratory (PCL) is one of the premier academic laboratories in the world for characterizing polymers.
User eXperience Lab & Messaging Effects
The User eXperience and Message Effects Core Facility (UXL) allows researchers to test how people interact with a variety of technologies.
UT Water Quality Core Facility
The WQCF is a world-class laboratory analytical services organization that specializes in providing analyses of aqueous samples.
X-Ray Diffraction Core Facility
The X-Ray Diffraction Core Facility provides users to perform conventional XRD, grazing incidence XRD, high-resolution XRD, texture/pole figure experiments, fiber experiments, and high temperature experiments.