Research highlight: "Low-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of MoS2 Films" at EPIC, SPID, and KECK-IIMeet the dedicated and talented staff of the NUANCE CenterKeck-II facilitates key new insights into ancient meteorite flux published in Nature AstronomyNUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Yaobin XuProf. Dravid and Dr. Shekhawat publish paper in NanoscaleNUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Neena GildaCareer Day for Girls at NUANCENUANCE Staff Co-Author “Paradigm-Shifting” Research Paper in Integrative Biology

Research highlight: "Low-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of MoS2 Films" at EPIC, SPID, and KECK-II

A new paper by a Northwestern-based team of researchers was published recently in Angewandte Chemie, following innovative ALD research at NUANCE's EPIC, SPID, and KECK-II facilities. The article introduces a new method for creating MoS2 thin films at record low temperatures, facilitating photolithographic and lift-off patterning.

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Meet the dedicated and talented staff of the NUANCE Center

From research to administration, our committed staff keeps the NUANCE Center and its facilities running smoothly, maintaining Northwestern's tradition of excellence.

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Keck-II facilitates key new insights into ancient meteorite flux published in Nature Astronomy

A new study in Nature Astronomy, observing 466-million-years-old meteorites using Keck-II technology, reveals that dramatic events in the asteroid belt continuously and drastically change the composition of meteorite showers over the course of large geological time spans.

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NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Yaobin Xu

NUANCE welcomes the newest member of the EPIC team, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Yaobin Xu. Yaobin is a TEM specialist who obtained his PhD in Materials Physics and Chemistry from the Shenyang Laboratory for Materials Science (Chinese Academy of Sciences).

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Prof. Dravid and Dr. Shekhawat publish paper in Nanoscale

Vinayak Dravid and Gajendra Shekhawat have published a new article, entitled “Contrast mechanisms on nanoscale subsurface imaging in ultrasonic AFM: scattering of ultrasonic waves and contact stiffness of the tip–sample,” in the journal Nanoscale. The research was in collaboration with a group of researchers from the University of Calgary and made use of the SPID facility's AFM.

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NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Neena Gilda

NUANCE is proud to introduce the newest member of the SPID team, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Neena Gilda. Dr. Gilda obtained her PhD in Microelectronics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

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Career Day for Girls at NUANCE

Saturday, February 25 was the 46th Career Day for Girls, an annual event organized by the Society for Women Engineers. NUANCE's EPIC facility was one of many labs across campus to open its doors to school-aged girls interested in science and engineering, with graduate students offering demonstrations on the facility’s high-tech microscopes.

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NUANCE Staff Co-Author “Paradigm-Shifting” Research Paper in Integrative Biology

A Northwestern-based team of researchers, led by Teresa Woodruff and Thomas O’Halloran and including EPIC's Reiner Bleher and Eric W. Roth, recently published a paper in Integrative Biology. The article, entitled “Zinc sparks induce physiochemical changes in the egg zona pellucida that prevent polyspermy,” reveals a previously unknown role of zinc in hardening the tissue surrounding a fertilized egg cell.

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