The W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging is an interdisciplinary research facility. The Center's technical expertise and research equipment is designed to foster student training and research collaborations throughout the College of Science, complementing existing research strengths in the areas of nano-science and nanotechnology. The Center is housed on the first floor of the Chemical Sciences Building and is supervised by dedicated technical staff whose responsibilities include student training, instrument maintenance as well as experimental measurements. The Center is administered by the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is open to all University of Arizona research groups. Imaging Instrumentation available for use includes two scanning probe microscopes, a Total Internal Reflection (TIRF) with a spinning-disk confocal microscope, and a scanning electron microscope with EDS and e-beam lithography capabilities.
Non-Imaging Instrumentation located in the Keck Center: a custom-built Potential Modulation Attenuated Total Reflectance spectrometer (PMATR) instrument for absorbance spectroscopy (less than a monolayer film), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and FTIR. Inquire for details.
Research Support Services, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- The state-of-the-art analytical research facilities at CBC provide measurement and analysis services in the fields of NMR, EPR, surface analysis, photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and nanoscale materials imaging and characterization. The facilities are staffed with experts in their respective fields and available for independent use by trained customers. Our electronic, mechanical, and glassblowing units are staffed with the expert personnel and are equipped to enable the design, construction, and repair of the most advanced scientific instruments. All units are open to UArizona researchers and external customers.
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