Alwyn Eades, director of the Center for Microanalysis of Materials in the Materials Research Laboratory, is compiling a directory of special research facilities on campus. "There are many scientific instruments on the Urbana-Champaign campus, which are available to all users who can benefit from them," Eades said. "The extraordinary resource represented by this collection of equipment and the associated infrastructure is not used as effectively as it should be in part because its existence is not always known to potential users." In some cases, staff members support the machines, so that even inexperienced users can do effective research with them, Eades said. In some cases, charges are assessed for use of the instruments, in others not. Eades' directory would list the equipment held, the techniques supported, the person to contact and other relevant information. His plan is to make the information widely available after its compilation. Anyone familiar with a facility that should be included on the list should send information about it to Eades, Materials Research Lab, MC-230; fax 244-2278; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.