Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) - Characterization Facility


Address: Kent State University | Liquid Crystal Institute | 1425 Lefton Esplanade Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-2654


By appointment


LCI Characterization Facility (LCICF) is an open-access microscopy and microanalysis center for soft matter and nanomaterials. LCICF also serves as a center of hands-on training and education on advanced analytical techniques.

Equipment, Features and Services

LCICF hosts 6 major labs: (cryo-)transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, electron beam writer, soft matter characterization, and sample preparation (featuring plunge freezer, high pressure freezer, cryo-ultramicrotome, freeze fracture, etc.). LCICF is currently providing world-class training, collaboration and service to 70+ research groups and 15+ industrial partners.