The Surface Nanoengineering Lab (SNL) features a state-of-the-art equipment for the characterization of materials and biological response at the micro- and nanoscale. It consists of a confocal Raman microscope integrated with an Atomic Force (AFM) and a Near-Field Optical (NSOM-SNOM) microscopies. In addition if features a FTIR spectrometer and equipment for cell cultures.
WITec 300 RSA confocal Raman, AFM and SNOM microscopy system
Modes: Raman spectral imaging, micro-Raman, 3-D confocal Raman imaging, confocal laser scanning microscopy (reflection and transmission), NSOM-SNOM (contact and AC, reflection and transmission), AFM (contact, lateral force, AC, digital pulse force - DPF)
Lasers: 488 nm (50 mW), 532 nm (50 mW), 633 nm (35 mW), 785 nm (150 mW)
Accessories: Total internal reflection (TIR), heating stage, active vibration isolation system
Zeiss Axio Lab A1 microscope
For brightfield and fluorescence imaging
Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FTIR spectrometer
Frequency Range: 400-12000 cm-1
Spectral Resolution: 0.125 cm-1
Beamsplitters: KBr (375 - 7000 cm-1)
Accessories: Smart SAGA™ (Specular Apertured Grazing Angle), Smart ARK ™(Attanuated Total Reflencance).
Cell cultures and biological assays
The SNL also offers a basic setup for cell cultures and biological assays.