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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences


Picture of pulsed laser deposition lab

Our in-house facilities are almost too long to list, but some of our major assets include:

  • Materials Research Laboratories incorporating Pulsed Laser Deposition for fabrication of thin films and a Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope (pictured)
  • Nanotechnology Laboratory with Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer and a Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer
  • Astronomy Laboratory equipped with Sun work stations
  • Fluid Inclusion Microthermometry Laboratory
  • Astronomical Observatory with a clock driven 14” Cassegrain telescope and CCD camera as well as other 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
  • Eight-meter Planetarium,
  • Geology laboratories with petrographic microscopes, a Class 1000 clean room and laminar flow clean bench, HACH spectrophotometer, and X-ray diffractometer
  • On-campus field stations for hydrogeological studies
  • Undergraduate laboratories with current computing support
  • Professionally staffed electronics and machine shops
  • Extensive faculty-student research space
  • State-of-the-art interactive lecture halls



Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511






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