Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

Welcome to the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

Hosted in the Physics Building from 2007 to 2015 as the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, we have moved and expanding to new labs in the Cripps South building (previously the Cripps Computing Centre) in 2016, and are now the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre.

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

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.

The centre hosts the 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 NMRC


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Nottingham Raman Microscopy and Spectroscopy Symposium 2015

Raman Symposium 2015 - report and programme

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

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Recent Publications

Enantiopure titanocene complexes-direct evidence for paraptosis in cancer cells, M Cini, H Williams, MW Fay, M Searle, S Woodward, TD Bradshaw, Metallomics 2016 DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00297D 

Soot-in-Oil 3D Volume Reconstruction Through the Use of Electron Tomography: An Introductory Study, A La Rocca, J Campbell, MW Fay, O Orhan, Tribology Letters 61 (1), 1-11 DOI:10.1007/s11249-015-0625-z

Continuous-flow hydrothermal synthesis for the production of inorganic nanomaterials, Peter W. Dunne, Alexis S. Munn, Chris L. Starkey, Tom A. Huddle, Ed H. Lester, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2015 373 20150015; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0015. Published 16 November 2015

Andinet Ejigu, Matthew Edwards, Darren A Walsh “Synergistic catalyst-support interactions in a graphene-Mn3O4 electrocatalyst for vanadium redox flow batteries” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 7122-7130 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.5b01973

Vladimir V. Korolkov, Simon A. Svatek, Alex Summerfield, James Kerfoot, Lixu Yang, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Neil R. Champness, Nicholas A. Besley, Peter H. Beton “van der Waals-induced chromatic shifts in hydrogen-bonded two-dimensional porphyrin arrays on boron nitride” ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 10347-10355 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.5b04443 




Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

Cripps South building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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