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All Tools | Fabrication and Clean Room | Nanomaterials Lab | Bio-Nano Lab

Nanomaterials Lab Tools

The contact for all Nanomaterials lab tools is Jim Marti, 1-612-626-0732,

Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer

For measuring size distributions of particles in the range 100 nm to 2500 microns.

Optical Particle Size and Shape Analyzer

Uses a high speed camera to image individual particles between 1 and 2000 microns in size. Can measure size distributions and provide quantitative measurements of particle shape.

Dynamic Light Scattering Particle Size Analyzer

For measuring size distributions of fine particles from 1 nm to 6 microns in size.
SOP | Calibration notes

Zeta Potential Analyzer

For measuring he zeta potential of particles in suspension.

Controlled Atmosphere Glovebox

Stainless steel enclosure that can be filled with a dry, inert atmosphere for working with materials sensitive to moisture and oxygen.
SOP | Pump-down Curve

Materials Microscope

High quality upright materials microscope with polarization, DIC, digital camera, and image processing software.

Nanoparticle Tracking Analyzer

The NanoSight is a nanoparticle characterization tool that tracks the motion of nanoparticles suspended in a liquid. This took calculates size distributions for particles in the size range 40 nm to about 1 µm.