North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Analytical Instrumentation Facility Records 1946-1998, 2017-2018

Summary
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Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Engineering Research
Size
45.25 linear feet (90 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 flat folder); 252.955 Megabytes
Call number
UA 105.030
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Unless noted, digital media are not available online. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

Contains grants, contracts, research proposals, publications, reprints, bulletins, reports, correspondence, and a series of handwritten notebooks pertaining to a departmental investigation or self study, the Engineering Experiment Station, as well as research projects including minerals research, diesel engineering, and artificial intelligence. These files also relate to the College's sponsors of research, including the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the National Science Foundation.

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State is the primary research facility for materials characterization on campus. The roots of AIF are in the Engineering Experiment Station, established at NC State in 1923. The Experiment Station became the Engineering Research Department in 1945, and that unit became the Engineering Research Division in 1971. The Engineering Research Division informally became known as the Analytical Instrumentation Facility during the 1981-1982 fiscal year. That designation had become official by the 1990s.

Biographical/historical note

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State is the primary research facility for materials characterization on campus. Its features include state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray scattering and spectroscopy instruments, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation, and extensive sample preparation facilities. While based in the College of Engineering, faculty, staff, and students from all over campus use the AIF each year.

The roots of AIF are in the Engineering Experiment Station, established at NC State in 1923. The Experiment Station became the Engineering Research Department in 1945, and that unit became the Engineering Research Division in 1971. The Engineering Research Division informally became known as the Analytical Instrumentation Facility during the 1981-1982 fiscal year. That designation had become official by the 1990s.

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University owns copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Analytical Instrumentation Facility Records, UA 105.030, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Engineering Research Division and the Analytical Instrumentation Facility.

Processing information

Collection processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Special Collections staff, 2005; collection guide updated to include addition of born-digital material by: Todd Kosmerick, 2018 February-April.

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Unless noted, digital media are not available online. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Analytical Instrumentation Facility Records, UA 105.030, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University owns copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.