EPIC facilitySurprising Material Could Play Role in Saving EnergyKeck-II facilityEPIC facilityNUANCE Fest 2013SPID facilityKeck-II facilityEPIC facilityEPIC facilityEPIC facilityHigh school students visit NUANCEEPIC facilityCook Hall ReceptionKeck-II facilitySPID facility

EPIC facility

A sea urchin embryo that was frozen and fractured, then imaged using the cryo stage of the 4800. Image taken by Dr. Irene Chang, Postdoctoral Researcher with the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

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Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving Energy

Northwestern University scientists, utilizing the instruments of NUANCE, have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity. This outstanding property could be exploited in solid-state thermoelectric devices in a variety of industries, with potentially enormous energy savings.

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Keck-II facility

The upper right is the surface of chewing gum. The rest are etched silicon surface. Images taken with the High Resolution Stylus Profilometer by Dr. Xinqi Chen

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EPIC facility

Au (gold) nanoparticles on silicon, taken by Ben Myers using the LEO Gemini 1525

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NUANCE Fest 2013

Our NUANCE open house was a great success! Attendees enjoyed learning about our center through poster presentations while enjoying pizza and soda.

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SPID facility

Bruker Dimension FastScan® Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) - A set of high-quality images ranging from high-resolution topography images of a 20μm area to subsections 10 times smaller than the original scan.

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Keck-II facility

Etched SiO2 pattern, taken with the 3D Optical Microscope by Dr. XInqi Chen

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EPIC facility

“Silica Spheres” - Eric Miller took this image of a damaged piece of silica, being used by researchers in the Messersmith Research Group. Technique: Scanning electron microscopy, false coloring.

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EPIC facility

FEI Helios Nanolab SEM/FIB - Focused Ion Beam Milling with NU initials being lifted out of bulk material.

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EPIC facility

Image of endoplasmic reticulum, taken by Eric W. Roth using the Hitachi HT-7700 TEM

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High school students visit NUANCE

Eric Roth explains the unique features of our Hitachi HT-7700 Biological TEM to visiting students.

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EPIC facility

3D Printed Hyperelastic Bone, made by Adam Jakus (graduate student in Prof. Ramille Shah's research group). The image was taken by Eric Miller.

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Cook Hall Reception

Prof. Vinayak Dravid led a tour of our NUANCE facilities. Mrs. Gayle Cook, President Morty Schapiro, Provost Dan Linzer, and several members of the class of '53 were part of the tour group.

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Keck-II facility

1. XPS carbon peak of grapene oxide, 2. XPS carbon peak of graphene. Graph created by Dr. Xinqi Chen using the Thermo Scientific ESCALAB 250Xi

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SPID facility

Endothelial Cell Stimulated with Thrombin (L - Surface Topography, R - Quantitative Mapping).  The image was generated using the Bruker Bioscope Catalyst by Gajendra Shekhawat.

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