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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, jmarti@umn.edu.

Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer

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

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.
SOP

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.
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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.
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