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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. 

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nmRC are now advertising for a Surface Science Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

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Applications are invited for the post of Surface Science Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed term) at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre. This role will enhance the surface science capabilities of the nmRC by developing the research portfolio in this area. Further, this role will manage the XPS facility within the nmRC, providing resource planning and operational insight to ensure efficient usage of the instrumentation. Find out more and apply now!
Date:
25/11/2021

PhD Opportunity based in the School of Pharmacy and nmRC

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Open for applications: a PhD in 'Native state imaging and characterisation of tissue derived extracellular matrix hydrogels for regenerative medicine applications'. The project seeks to make the most of the world leading capabilities and facilities available at the University of Nottingham particularly in biomaterials design and native state three-dimensional analysis. Find out more and apply now!
Date:
23/11/2021

Challenging Materials: From Lab to Forest with Biome Bioplastics

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We were delighted to welcome Biome Bioplastics to the nmRC to use our Electron Microscopy facilities to visualise the biodegradation of their plastics. Watch their video to learn more about Biome's lab to forest materials project.
Date:
17/11/2021

 

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 Recent Publications

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., Ultramicroscopy217, 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 & Engineering4, 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 Edition58, 50, 2019

Intensity Calibration for XPS instruments using low-density poly(ethylene): protocol for analysisNPL 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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Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

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