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Full Service Imaging

Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility offers full service imaging for external clients and users who are not trained to use instruments independently.

Work request 

Sample drop-off (UMBC users)

  • Samples should be dropped off outside of the respective KPIF location.
  • You will need to have a key for Physics.
    • We will coordinate acquiring the sample from you if you don’t have access
  • There will be signage and receptacles in which to place samples.

Biological Sciences (Rm 079):  Small refrigerator outside the main door.

Physics (Rm 305): All SEM samples should be placed in the receptacle outside the double-doors. We will not be accepting samples for AFM at this time.

ILSB (Rm 324): Small refrigerator outside the door in the lounge.

  • Your samples will be disposed of after imaging, unless there are special circumstances.

Sample Drop-off (External users)

Data collection

  • Staff will reserve time on the instrument calendar for imaging and send a Google Meet invitation, if requested.
  • Staff will upload data to a shared Google Drive or Box folder.