Electron Microscopy of Biological SamplesWorld's Smallest Millennium FalconAutumn at Northwestern UniversityInternational Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)NUANCE Fest 2015!David Kabiller and Rick Eid tour the NUANCE CenterSoft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) ResourceRare Use of Blue Pigment Found in Ancient Mummy Portraits

Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples

Dr. Reiner Bleher, NUANCE Center BioCryo Manager and Research Professor, recently gave a successful talk, "Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples" at Northeastern Illinois University as part of their inaugural Capstone Seminar series.

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World's Smallest Millennium Falcon

A scale model of the Millennium Falcon was produced recently in the NUANCE Center at Northwestern University by Eric Miller. It was constructed out of Platinum on a Silicon substrate and measures only 19.5 micrometers in length, which makes it 1:1,800,000 scale. It was built in an FEI Helios Focused Ion Beam microscope, which allows for the deposition and milling away of material.

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Autumn at Northwestern University

The NUANCE Center is housed in Silverman Hall and Cook Hall. The buildings are located in the center of the picture.

International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)

We’re happy to share the most recent video about the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN), which features the founding Director of NUANCE, Professor Vinayak Dravid, as well as our FEI Helios Nanolab SEM/FIB with Emilie Campbell and our HT-7700 TEM with Eric W. Roth and Rungmai Limvorapitux. Be sure to click "HD". Enjoy!

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NUANCE Fest 2015!

The NUANCE Center's annual open house, NUANCE Fest 2015, was a huge success! The participants met the friendly staff of the NUANCE Center, learned about our high-tech instruments, techniques and the atomic, molecular and nano-scale research that happens in our center, all while enjoying pizza and refreshments.

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David Kabiller and Rick Eid tour the NUANCE Center

The International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) hosted a tour of the NUANCE Center and IMSERC for David Kabiller and Rick Eid. David Kabiller is a Northwestern University Trustee, Co-Founder and Principal at AQR Capital Management. Rick Eid is a writer-producer of many popular television shows, such as "Law & Order" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

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Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource

$5 million five-year NSF NNCI grant awarded to Northwestern University, along with partner University of Chicago! Congratulations!!

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Rare Use of Blue Pigment Found in Ancient Mummy Portraits

Northwestern-Hearst Museum of Anthropology collaboration, using the instruments of the NUANCE Center, reveals hidden color.

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