Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

Welcome to the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

The Centre offers co-ordinated nanotechnology resource for pure and applied research and teaching.

The NNNC hosts the new Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy (LiPPS) machine, installed in 2013 by Kratos Analytical Ltd. The existing Kratos Analytical Ultra-2008 XPS system has also been transferred to the NNNC

The University has recognised strengths in key areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This includes Single Molecule Nanoscience, Bionanotechnology, Carbon Nanostructures, Nanoparticulates, Nanopharmaceuticals and Nanoscale Assembly.



Nottingham Bionanotechnology & Nanomedicine Discipline Bridging Event

Coates Road Auditorium

Latest News

Characterisation of site-specifically modified synthetic spider silk at the molecular level

funding awarded to develop new Electron Microscopy protocols for analysing synthetic spider silk

Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre Case Studies

Surface analytical case studies from the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

Recent Publications

Robert H. Temperton, Michael I. Smith and James S. Sharp, Mechanical vibrations of pendant liquid droplets, Eur. Phys. J. E (2015) 38: 79 DOI 10.1140/epje/i2015-15079-2
Moro, Fabrizio, et al. "Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots." Scientific Reports 5 (2015). doi:10.1038/srep10855

Turyanska, L., Makarovsky, O., Svatek, S. A., Beton, P. H., Mellor, C. J., Patanè, A., Eaves, L., Thomas, N. R., Fay, M. W., Marsden, A. J. and Wilson, N. R. (2015), Ligand-Induced Control of Photoconductive Gain and Doping in a Hybrid Graphene–Quantum Dot Transistor. Advanced Electronic Materials. doi: 10.1002/aelm.201500062

Vasyukov, D. A. and Plaut, A. S. and Henini, M. and Pfeiffer, L. N. and West, K. W. and Nicoll, C. A. and Farrer, I. and Ritchie, D. A, Detection of anomalous Hall voltages in ultrahigh-mobility two-dimensional hole gases generated by optical spin orientation, PhysRevB.91.201406 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.201406
Enzo Fornari, Clive J. Roberts, Robert H. Temperton, James N. O’Shea, Electrospray deposition in vacuum as method to create functionally active protein immobilization on polymeric substrates, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 453, 1 September 2015, Pages 252-259, ISSN 0021-9797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2015.05.007.
Francesco Tres, Jamie D. Patient, Philip M. Williams, Kevin Treacher, Jonathan Booth, Leslie P. Hughes, Stephen A. C. Wren, Jonathan W. Aylott, and Jonathan C. Burley, "Monitoring the Dissolution Mechanisms of Amorphous Bicalutamide Solid Dispersions via Real-Time Raman Mapping", Molecular Pharmaceutics Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/mp500829v 

Bin Yang, James S. Sharp, and Michael I. Smith, "Shear Banding in Drying Films of Colloidal Nanoparticles", ACS Nano 2015 9 (4), 4077-4084 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00127

Jagadeesh Babu Nanubolu and Jonathan C. Burley, In situ Raman mapping for identifying transient solid forms, CrystEngComm 2015,  DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00008D

Chamberlain, Thomas W., et al. "Transmission Electron Microscopy: Isotope Substitution Extends the Lifetime of Organic Molecules in Transmission Electron Microscopy (Small 5/2015)." Small 11.5 (2015): 510-510.
Chamberlain, T. W., et al. "Switching intermolecular interactions by confinement in carbon nanotubes." Chemical Communications 51.4 (2015): 648-651.




Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 7729
email: peter.milligan@nottingham.ac.uk