Picture of the entrance wall to the Swagelock Center

CSE - SCSAM (Case School of Engineering - Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials) is CWRU’s (Case Western Reserve University’s) facility for microcharacterization of materials. SCSAM is a multi-user facility offering a suite of instrumentation for materials characterization and surface and near-surface chemical analysis. SCSAM’s facilities are available to all faculty, research staff, and student users on the CWRU campus and also to external academic, non-profit, and industrial users at standard hourly use charges. The equipment described here is maintained by SCSAM’s Executive Director and four engineers with graduate degrees and/or extensive experience. The staff and service contracts for the instruments are supported by user fees, augmented by income from a dedicated endowment and support from the Case School of Engineering. The following subsections describe SCSAM’s instrumentation:

Each year more than 150 individual researchers from the academic, non-profit, and commercial sectors recognize the advantages and benefits that SCSAM delivers. From students, startup enterprises, and prominent industrial businesses, SCSAM is mindful of our client's requirements and partners with them to efficiently extract valuable and informative data.