Research Facilities in the Centre
The Centre hosts a number of research facilities, in addition to acting as a hub for nano related research across the University. Further details on analytical resources at the University of Nottingham can be found on the UNICAS website
The nnnc will be will be hosting the new Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy (LiPPS) machine, and the Kratos Analytical Ultra-2008 XPS system previously in Chemistry. The Ultra-2008 is expected to be fully operational from June, installation of the LiPPS machine will begin in August 2013.
10% time on the LiPPS system will be available via the national facility (NEXUS) for scientific collaborations. For enquiries regarding scientific collaboration, contact Dr Pete Licence, Emily Smith or Prof. Rob Jones
The Electron Microscopy facilities within the nnnc comprise a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope (TEM) and a focused ion beam (FIB)/scanning electron microscope (SEM) DualBeam.
Atomic Force Microscopy Suite
The nnnc is equipped with state of the art systems, supporting all major modes of imaging and force analysis inclusive of ambient and liquid operation.
The PEEM lab hosts a multi-technique UHV system built around the techniques of photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM), scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), low energy diffraction (LEED) and photoelectron spectroscopy (PES).
The PL system is ideally suited for characterizing thin films, liquids and solid samples by using a wide range of measurements such as transmission and absorption.
Funded by the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA), the NNNC has installed a state of the art high speed imaging Raman system. Raman spectroscopy and microscopy provides a uniquely sensitive tool for the non-invasive identification of the chemical and physical state of a wide range of samples, rapidly providing quantifiable identification of bulk and surface species.
The NanoSight system enables users to view the sample under analysis and use the Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) technology to calculate the particle size and size distribution.
The qNano system from Izon is a bench-top system for fluid-borne nanoparticle analysis. Raw or analysed data can be viewed in real-time.