nmRC
Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre
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Welcome to the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

 

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 or visit our About the Centre page. 

If you would like to discuss your proposed work with a member of staff we usually hold a 'drop in' session on wednesdays at 1200 (noon) in room A05, Cripps South Building.

 

nmRC Facilities

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, sample preparation laboratory and a particle sizing suite. 

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The new JEOL 2100+ TEM available for access at the nmRC.
 
 

Media

News

Chemical Imaging of Fingerprints

Description
See how the School of Pharmacy's ToF-SIMS facility can generate chemical images of fingerprints on challenging metal surfaces.
Date:
07/05/2019

Smallest periodic table gift for Prof. Yuri Oganessian

Description
In honour of the visit of Prof. Yuri Oganessian on 12-13th March 2019, the nmRC have achieved a new record for the smallest periodic table alongside a miniaturised portrait of Oganessian and the creator of the periodic table Dmitri Mendeleev.
Date:
12/03/2019

Nanoscale Research Paper published

Description
Research which has been published in 'Nanoscale' shows that three dimensional nanoscale analysis has revealed aperiodic mesopores in a covalent organic framework and conjugated microporous polymer.
Date:
12/02/2019

 

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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.

Commercial Services

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. 

NanoPrime

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.

Contact Us

Tel:+44(0)115 74 86340

Email: nmrcenquiries@nottingham.ac.uk


 

 Recent Publications

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

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 6340
email: nmrcenquiries@nottingham.ac.uk