The Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) lab provides student experience including imaging of surface topography, measurements of material characteristics and manipulation at the nanoscale. The Bruker Innova SPM allows for a variety of SPM modes with resolutions of 0.5nm in X/ Y and 0.1nm resolution in the Z axis. The system is used for teaching and research activities.
Catalyst Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
The Catalyst SPM located in the Birck Nanotechnology Center is used for research into the optimization and integration of SPM for life science and medical applications. Researchers are extending the capabilities of advanced SPM modes specifically in fluid conditions. The Bruker Catalyst SPM is integrated on an inverted microscope allowing for optical analysis simultaneously with SPM investigations.