Irvine Materials Research Institute is a newly established interdisciplinary organization under the Office of Research of the University of California, Irvine (UCI). It serves as the cross-campus nexus for materials research at UCI. The institute operates a wide range of state-of-the-art, open-access user facilities for the characterization of materials, biological samples, and devices from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales - available to all university, industry, and non-profit researchers. It offers advanced techniques and services supported with professional staff. The institute is mentioned in the recent nature news Movers and Shakers.

Facilities Highlights

Anton Paar AFM2019-07-06 12:45

Anton Paar Tosca 400 AFM has been installed in IMRI MC2 facility ( 140 ET) on 6/25/2019.

Hitachi Regulus 8230 ultra high resolution SEM2019-06-20 12:30

Hitachi Regulus 8230 FEG SEM is an ultra high resolution SEM installed in IMRI MC2 facililty (140B ET) in June 2019. 

Gatan camera upgrade2019-04-07 13:30

Gatan camera K2 was upgraded to K3 with better senitivity under low dose imaging.

Research Highlights

Science Advances  25 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1, eaau9590

Probing the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution

Nature Nanotechnologyvolume 13, pages1132–1136 (2018)

Anisotropic polarization-induced conductance at a ferroelectric–insulator interface

Science Vol. 359, Issue 6383, pp. 1495-1500,30 Mar 2018

Adaptive infrared-reflecting systems inspired by cephalopods


2019-06-02 09:15 UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-dimensional Materials

2019-01-26 14:30 UCI Scientists Develop Method for Observing Nanocrystal Formation at Atomic Resolution

UCI scientists develop method for observing nanocrystal formation at atomic resolution

UCI NEWS, January 25, 2019

2018-11-12 21:15 Oxide Materials Discovery May Advance Electronic Device Development

Scientists from UCI, other institutions report breakthrough in Nature Nanotechnology