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Welcome to the Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL). The MCL is a staffed, user research facility at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte that offers researchers access to a range of thermal analysis and materials characterization instrumentation and services. The MCL serves as a research resource and shared instrument facility  for research programs at UNC Charlotte. The MCL was established with funding and support from the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), and the Infrastructure, Design, Environment, and Sustainability  (IDEAS) Center.