NUANCE Fest, Wednesday, 10/19 at 4:00pmThe NUANCE Center Monthly Coffee Hour - hosted by Dr. Kai HeVote Now - Summer 2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest!!Medill graduate students tour the SHyNE facilities at NUANCE and NUCAPTNUANCE researchers study potential advantages of sodium-ion batteriesStudents tour the NUANCE facilites to learn about nanoscienceSeminar and Demo Session of the Hitachi SU 8030 SEM held by Atsushi MutoEnvironmental release of core–shell semiconductor nanocrystals from free-standing polymer nanocomposite films

NUANCE Fest, Wednesday, 10/19 at 4:00pm

Register at: bit.ly/NUANCE2016 - $100, $75, $50 Raffle! - Free Pizza, Pop, Cookies, Water! - Poster Presentations! - Facility Tours! - Meet the friendly staff of the NUANCE Center. Learn about our high-tech instruments, techniques and the atomic, molecular and nano-scale research that happens in our center. NU Graduate Students - Earn a chance to be entered into the $100, $75, and $50 raffle by connecting with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). * First-years can earn an extra chance to win by signing up for a facility tour! You must be present, at the NUANCE Fest, to win.

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The NUANCE Center Monthly Coffee Hour - hosted by Dr. Kai He

The August 17 NUANCE Center Coffee Hour was hosted by Dr. Kai He, TEM facility manager for the NUANCE - Electron Probe Instrumentation Center (EPIC). About 75 people attended the coffee hour, saw a cool poster about the history of electron microscopy, and talked to Dr. Kai about the current and future TEM instrumentation of the NUANCE Center. Dr. Kai showed an impressive video highlighting the 2 new TEMs we will be installing later this year/early 2017, and their unique capabilities.

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Vote Now - Summer 2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest!!

Over the last several weeks 36 incredible images have been submitted for our image contest from students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, research professors, and facility staff. These beautiful images were produced using the NUANCE Center instrumentation. You can help us to select the contest winners by voting for your favorite image(s)!

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Medill graduate students tour the SHyNE facilities at NUANCE and NUCAPT

Last week, graduate students from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism toured Northwestern's Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE), the Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (NUCAPT) and the Soft and Hybrid Nanotecnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) facilities.

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NUANCE researchers study potential advantages of sodium-ion batteries

NUANCE researchers study potential advantages of sodium-ion batteries Jul 26, 2016 A research team in Northwestern University's NUANCE Center is studying the sodium-ion battery and how it compares against the lithium-ion battery.

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Students tour the NUANCE facilites to learn about nanoscience

On Wednesday, a group of students from SQ Scholar, a scholarship program for promising middle and high school students from Chicago, took a tour of the NUANCE facility to learn about nanoscience.

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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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