Before using any equipment in the Materials Characterization Lab (MCL), all users must fill out a Work Authorization Form through HSC Cores. On-campus users use a University of Utah chartfield number; all others are off-campus users.
If you have problems or errors when submitting, please contact cores directly.
Using Your Account
To log in and schedule time on an instrument, click on HSC Resources Login at the top of the Cores website. Once you have logged in, you will see a page that will allow you to select various University of Utah Services. The MCL is in blue near the middle of the screen. Depending on the location of the machine you wish to schedule, select Meldrum or Browning. If you are uncertain, you can find the location for each machine on our equipment page.
Lab news and machine information are shown on the following screen. Once you have read any recent news and selected the machine that you would like to schedule, click and drag to create a box over the date and time you need. If you have multiple accounts associated with your name, be sure to select the correct account.
You must be trained on instruments before scheduling them. See how it works to get self-serve access to our equipment.
Read through our lab policies before scheduling so you understand the expectations associated with using the MCL.