Characterization

Conn Center For Renewable Energy Research, Advanced Materials Characterization Service Center

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  • Thermal Analysis - (DSC, TGA, TMA)
  • Electron Microscopy - 200-kV field-emission transmission electron microscope, a field-emission scanning electron microscope, and a tungsten filament scanning electron microscope (includes structural characterization and property analysis at an atomic scale.)
  • Surface Anaylsis - UHV system includes XPS and Auger spectoscopy and UPS technique for electronic structure characterization.
  • Optical Analysis
  • Sample Preparation
  • X-Ray Diffractometry - crystallography and phase identification with X-Ray Diffractometers.
  • Contact:
  • Rodica McCoy, 502-852-6348, Email
    Jacek B. Jasinski, Ph.D., 502-852-6338, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 10 - Lutz Hall Map

Micro/Nanotechnology Center

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  • Raith 150 SEM
  • E-beam lithography capabilities
  • No biological materials capabilities
  • Contact:
  • Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., MNTC Manager, 502-852-1572, Email
  • Location:
  • Shumaker Research Building, Room 233 2210, South Brook St, Louisville, KY

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment. Many of these instruments in the facility are the first of their kind in Kentucky, and a few instruments are the first of their kind in the United States (Asylum Haptic AFM, Obducat Nanoimprinter).

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Zeiss 1430 scanning electron microscope with Nabity lithography package
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Contact:
  • Tereza Paronyan, PhD, Lab Manager, 502-852-1703, Email
    Brigitte H. Fasciotto, Ph.D., Administrative Manager, 502-852-7308, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building Map

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment. Many of these instruments in the facility are the first of their kind in Kentucky, and a few instruments are the first of their kind in the United States (Asylum Haptic AFM, Obducat Nanoimprinter).

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Zeiss 1430 scanning electron microscope with Nabity lithography package
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Contact:
  • Tereza Paronyan, Ph.D., Lab Manager, 502-852-1703, Email
    Brigitte H. Fasciotto, Ph.D., Administrative Manager, 502-852-7308, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building on Belknap Campus

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(ULNMR) Facility

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    Three Varian NMR spectrometers, available for collaborative studies.
  • 2-channel Varian 400MR (400 MHz for protons) equipped with 96-place robotic sample changer
  • 3-channel Varian Inova 500 MHz NMR equipped with long duration VT accessory
  • 4-channel Varian VNMRS-700 MHz NMR equipped with 1H, 13C enhanced HCN cryoprobe
  • Manager:
  • Neal Stolowich, PhD, 502-852-7894, email
  • Locations:
  • Chemistry Building, 2320 S. Brook St., Louisville, KY