Center for Testing & Analyzing of Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering

The Center for Testing & Analyzing of Materials (CTAM) was founded in 1980 as the Center for Testing & Analyzing of Materials of Institute of Materials Science of Tsinghua University. The CTAM was renamed as the Center for Testing & Analyzing of Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2012.
The center currently supports more than thirty large-scale precision analytical instruments, with a particular strength in X-ray diffraction facilities, placing it in a leading position in the country compared to similar labs in terms of the number of instruments and their function, the degree of openness of access, and the development of in-house technology. For many years the center has provided an extensive range of training and open services. In addition to the X-ray diffraction equipment the center contains a range of advanced instruments, including a physical properties measurement system (PPMS), a superconductivity quantum interference device-vibrating sample magnetometer (SQUID-VSM), a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS), an Auger electron spectrometer (AES), an electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA),  a high-temperature synchronous thermal analysis system, a thermal analysis – Infrared - MS system, an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, a quenching & deformation dilatometer, and a nano-indenter.
The Center for Testing & Analyzing of Materials has become an open platform for testing and analysis, providing services to researchers, scientists, and engineers both within and outside Tsinghua university, and is one of four university-level test analysis platforms. The main task of the CTAM is the testing and analysis of the structure, composition and properties of a wide range of materials.