Seminar and Demo Session of the Hitachi SU 8030 SEM held by Atsushi MutoEnvironmental release of core–shell semiconductor nanocrystals from free-standing polymer nanocomposite filmsThe NUANCE Center and the Dravid Research Group welcomes Amy MorganNorthwestern Team Developing "Ultimate Discovery Tool"ACS Nano publishes SHyNE Resource Director of Operations' workNUANCE staff co-author paper published in Advanced MaterialsAdvanced FIB Nanofabrication Seminar with Dr. Sven BauerdickNUANCE Coffee Hour featuring Dr. Xinqi Chen

Seminar and Demo Session of the Hitachi SU 8030 SEM held by Atsushi Muto

Atsushi Muto held a seminar and demo session, Tuesday and Wednesday to highlight the imaging performance and capabilities of the Hitachi SU 8030 SEM, the highest performance scanning electron microscope in the EPIC facility.

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Environmental release of core–shell semiconductor nanocrystals from free-standing polymer nanocomposite films

There is growing interest in determining whether consumers can be exposed to nanoparticles during the lifecycles of polymer nanocomposites (PNCs). This study employs a model PNC system based on luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) dispersed in low density polyethylene, and exposes these materials to liquid media under conditions intended to accelerate the release kinetics.

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The NUANCE Center and the Dravid Research Group welcomes Amy Morgan

Amy Morgan started this June as a new Program Administrator.

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Northwestern Team Developing "Ultimate Discovery Tool"

Northwestern professor, Chad A. Mirkin and his team are developing a tool to rapidly test millions, even billions or more different nanoparticles at one time. “Our tool will enable researchers to pick the winner much faster than conventional methods," said Mirkin. "We have the ultimate discovery tool."

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ACS Nano publishes SHyNE Resource Director of Operations' work

The monthly ACS Nano journal published SHyNE Resource Director of Operations Benjamin Myers' work on "Size-Selective Nanoparticle Assembly on Substrates by DNA Density Patterning."

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NUANCE staff co-author paper published in Advanced Materials

NUANCE Center staff members, Dr. Xinqi Chen and Dr. Vinayak Dravid, co-authored a paper, "From ScOOH to Sc2O3: Phase Control, Luminescent Properties, and Applications," which has been published by the weekly Advanced Materials journal. Dr. Chen is the Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager, and Dr. Dravid is the director of the NUANCE Center.

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Advanced FIB Nanofabrication Seminar with Dr. Sven Bauerdick

The NUANCE Center had the pleasure of hosting Raith sales manager Joseph Klingfus and Raith senior product manager Dr. Sven Bauerdick yesterday. Dr. Bauerdick presented on “Advanced FIB Nanofabrication: New Ion Species and Unique Patterning Strategies.” Demo sessions on the Raith instruments were held in the afternoon.

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NUANCE Coffee Hour featuring Dr. Xinqi Chen

This month’s NUANCE Center Coffee Hour was hosted by Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager Dr. Xinqi Chen in the Cook Hall first floor atrium. About 65 people attended the coffee hour and talked to Dr. Chen about XPS, SIMS, and other Keck-II facilities.

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