While many instruments in the CPIMA Shared Experimental Facility, to be described next, are directed toward characterization of thin films or surfaces, we are also building up capability in the more classical techniques. As an important element of this strategy, we have established a short-term arrangement with TA Instruments, which is temporarily housing several thermal analysis and rheological instruments at Stanford. While the instruments are located here, CPIMA researchers have access to this equipment, as well as to TA’s technical expertise on the analytical methods. Depending on space needs within the Department of Chemical Engineering, we may be able to extend this relationship. Significant discounts have been provided on TA instrumentation..