BRK Characterization Core

Overview of Services

The Characterization Core at Birck Nanotechnology Center provides electrical, magnetic, and temperature characterization equipment and services for academic research and private/industrial clients.  The core provides user training and qualification for unassisted use of the available instruments.   Assisted use of the instruments is also available while you build confidence in your operation of the tool.  Samples can also be submitted for examination by the core staff as a service. 


Nithin Raghunathan, Research Scientist

Location and Hours of Operation

Staffed Hours Location

Monday - Friday         

8 am - 5 pm

Birck Nanotechnology Center

1205 West State Street

West Lafayette, IN  47907-2057

Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"


**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.


Links and Resources

  1. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center
  2. nanoHUB
  3. Purdue University - Purdue e-Pubs
  4. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center, Research
  5. BNC Safe Systems
  6. Equipment Installation Manual
  7. Birck Policy & Procedures
  8. Birck Emergency Plan


Name Role Phone Email Location
Nithin Raghunathan
Research Scientist
BRK 2038
Neil Dilley
Research Scientist
BRK 1010