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Nuance Tech Talks

Please join us for monthly user meetings!

Tech staff will:

  • showcase our state-of-the-art capabilities
  • provide updates on the latest innovations
  • discuss any topics you find interesting
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Due to Northwestern's current response to Covid-19 our in-person Tech Talks will be postponed to later date.

However, we will continue to have each month's presentation posted online for you to view! 
We look forward to exploring with you in this new format! And as always, feel free to reach out to our facility staff with any questions!

Thank you!  -NUANCE Staff

Watch our June 25, 2020 presentation by electron microscopy specialists
Charlene Wilke & Eric Roth!

2019-2020 Schedule

July TBD: Keck-II

August TBD: SPID

September TBD: NUFAB


Past Talks




June 25, 2020

Negative Staining Beyond UA and Return
to the Lab Safety Q&A
View PDF of Presentation (15 MB)
View on our YouTube Channel

Charlene Wilke & Eric Roth

April 16, 2020

Etch Systems in NUFAB
View Video Presentation
View PDF of Presentation (708 KB)

Shaoning Lu

March 12, 2020

What's New in EPIC!
View PDF of presentation (2.5MB)

Tirzah Abbott

February 13,2020

Keck II -Principles and Applications of FT-IR
View PDF of presentation  (3MB)

Dr. Xinqi Chen

January 9, 2020

Cryo Work
View PDF of presentation (4.5 MB)

Charlene Wilke

November 14, 2019

Best Microscopy Practices for Characterization of Electron Beam-Sensitive Materials
View PDF of presentation 

Paul Smeets

September 19, 2018 

SEM Match Maker: Selecting the right SEM
for imaging your samples
View PDF of presentation (7 MB)

Tirzah Abbott

October 17, 2018

Sample Preparation using the Helios Dual Beam SEM/FIB
View PDF of presentation (12.8 MB)

Karl Hagglund

November 28, 2018

Appreciating the very little things: Status and future
prospects of TEM at NU ANCE
View PDF of presentation (9.5 MB)

Roberto dos Reis

January 16, 2019

View PDF of presentation (2 MB)

Dr. Xinqi Chen

February 20, 2019

Advances in Scanning Probe Microscopy at NUANCE: Opening New Routes for Nanoscale Chemical, Biological and Thermal Analysis
View PDF of presentation (5.3 MB)

Qing Tu, PhD

March 20, 2019

Successful Electron Microscopy of Biological and Soft Matter Samples
View PDF of presentation (18 MB)

Dr. Reiner Bleher

April 17, 2019

Lithography at NUFAB: For Beginners and Advanced
View PDF of presentation (7 MB)

Dr. Nasir Basit

May 15, 2019

Interpreting SEM and EDS Results
View PDF of presentation  (2 MB)

Dr. Ben Myers 

Tirzah Abbott

June 19, 2019

Sample Preparations for High Quality TEM Analyses 
View PDF of presentation (7MB)

Dr. Xioabing Hu

July 17, 2019

Making the Cover, Crafting a Winning Image  & BioCryo’s best kept secret - Materials Ultramicrotomy
View PDF of Presentation (22MB)

Eric Roth

August 21, 2019

Deposition Techniques Available in NUFAB
View PDF of Presentation

William Mohr

John Ciraldo