Welcome to the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre
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The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is a cross-disciplinary facility dedicated to supporting and promoting world-leading nanoscience and materials characterisation.
With state-of-the-art facilities allied to in-house technical and academic expertise, the centre offers a diverse range of research and commercial capabilities. The centre is proud host to a unique suite of 20 instruments which facilitate the imaging and analytical investigation of materials from a wide range of scientific disciplines.
For further information about the nmRC please see the links below.
The nmRC is located in the Cripps South Building, University Park, and currently hosts instruments in the following techniques:
The centre also offers a dedicated training area and sample preparation laboratory.
The new JEOL 2100+ TEM available for access at the nmRC.
- Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Fellow in Nanoscale Correlative Imaging and Analysis at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre.
- Scientists from the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and The National Physical Laboratory have used the state-of-the-art 3D OrbiSIMS instrument to facilitate the first matrix- and label-free in situ assignment of intact proteins at surfaces with minimal sample preparation. Their research has been published in Nature Communications.
- The nmRC has received approval to move into Phase Two of its re-opening where we will start to allow experienced, autonomous internal users to access the instruments again.
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Access for Researchers
Researchers at the University of Nottingham can access the nmRC by registering through our online booking system.
Researchers external to the University of Nottingham can also access the nmRC facilities. To do so please contact us.
The nmRC welcomes commercial and industrial access. To discuss the range of research and business services on offer please contact us directly using the details below or follow this link.
This initiative provides funding to researchers from academia and industry to access the nmRC. Further details on elegibility and how to apply can be found here.
Tel:+44(0)115 74 86340
We are located at no.53 on the University Park Campus map, at the Nanoscale & Microscale Research Centre, Cripps South Building, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD.
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Accurate EELS background subtraction - an adaptable method in MATLAB, Fung K. L. Y., Fay M. W., Collins S. M., Kepaptsoglou D. M., Skowron S. T., Ramasse Q. M., Khlobystov A. N., Ultramicroscopy, 217, 113052, 2020
Cryo-FIB-lift out: practically impossible to practical reality, Parmenter C. D., Nizamudeen Z. A., Journal of Microscopy, 2020
Bond Dissociation and Reactivity of HF and H2O in a Nano Test Tube, Biskupek J., Skowron S. T., Stoppiello C. T., Rance G. A., Alom S., Fung K. L. Y., Whitby R. J., Levitt M. H., Ramasse Q. M., Kaiser U., Besley E., Khlobystov A. N., ACS Nano, 14(9), 11178-11189, 2020
Flame spheroidisation of dense and porous Ca2Fe2O5 microspheres, Díaz J. M., Samad S. A., Steer E., Neate N., Constantin H., Islam M. T., Brown P. D., Ahmed I., Materials Advances, 2020
Using Microfluidics for scalable manufacturing of nanomedicines from bench to GMP: A case study using protein-loaded liposomes, Webb C., Forbes N., Roces C. B., Anderluzzi G., Lou G., Abraham S., Ingalls L., Marshall K., Leaver T. J., Watts J. A., Aylott J. W., Perrie Y., International Journal of Pharmaceutics 582, 119266, 2020
Effects of chain length on the size, stability, and electronic structure of redox-active organic-inorganic hybrid polyoxometalate micelles, Amin S., Cameron J. M., Watts J. A., Walsh D. A, Sans V., Newton G. N., Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 4, 995-999, 2019
Asymmetic Hybrid Polyoxometalates: A Platform for Multifunctional Redox-Active Nanomaterials, Hampson E., Cameron J. M., Amin S., Kyo J., Watts J. A., Oshio H., Newton G. N., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58, 50, 2019
Intensity Calibration for XPS instruments using low-density poly(ethylene): protocol for analysis, NPL Report, AS 100, 2019
Stable DHLA-PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging, Zamberlan F., Turyanska L., Patane A., Liu Z., Williams H. E. L, Fay M. W., Clarke P. A., Imamura Y., Jin T., Bradshaw T. D., Thomas N. R., Grabowska A. M., Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, 550-555, 2018
3-Dimensional inkjet printing of macro structures from silver nanoparticles, Vaithilingham J., Saleh E., Korner L., Wildman R. D., Hague R. J. M., Leach R. J., Tuck C. J., Materials and Design, 139, 81-88, 2018
Selective Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation Driven by Ferromagnetic RuFe Nanoparticles in Ionic Liquids, Qadir M. I., Weilhard A., Fernandes J. A., de Pedro I., Vieira B. J. C., Waerenborgh J. C., Dupont J., ACS Catalysis, 8, 1621-1627, 2018
Microstructural characteristics, porosity and strength development in ceramic-laterized concrete, Awoyera P. O., Akinmusuru J. O., Dawson A. R., Ndambuki J. M., Thom N. H., Cement and Concrete Composites, 86, 224-237, 2017
Confined naked gold nanoparticles in ionic liquid films, Calabria L., Fernandes J. A., Migowski P., Bernardi F., Baptista D. L., Leal R., Grehl T., Dupont J., Nanoscale, 9, 18753, 2017
Revealing Hydrogenation Reaction Pathways on Naked Gold Nanoparticles, Luza L., Rambor C. P., Gual A., Fernandes J. A., Eberhardt D., Dupont J., ACS Catalysis, 7, 2791-2799, 2017
Dehyrdrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes, Sharpe H. R., Geer A. M., Blundell T. J., Hastings F. R., Fay M. W., Rance G. A., Lewis W., Blake A. J., Kays D. L., Catalysis Science & Technology, 8, 229-235, 2017
Additive manufacture of complex 3D Au-containing nanocomposites by simultaneous two-photon polymerisation and photoreduction, Hu Q., Sun X-Z., Parmenter C. D. J., Fay M. W., Smith E. F., Rance G. A., He Y., Zhang F., Liu Y., Irvine D., Tuck C., Hague R., Wildman R., Scientific Reports, 7, 17150, 2017
A one-pot-one-reactant synthesis of platinum compounds at the nanoscale, Stoppiello C. T., Biskupek J., Li Z. Y., Rance G. A., Botos R. M., Fogarty R. A., Bourne J., Yuan J., Lovelock K. R. J., Thompson P., Fay M. W., Kaiser U., Chamberlain T. W., Khlobystov A. N., 9, 14385-14394, 2017
Biomass to porous carbon in one step: directly activated biomass for high performance CO2 storage, Balahmar N., Al-Jumialy A. S., Mokoya R., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 12330-12339, 2017
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