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New Imaging Technique Peers Inside Living Cells

Nov 16, 2017

Called Ultrasound Bioprobe, the non-invasive approach allows researchers to view sub-cellular structures and their mechanical behavior at nanoscale resolution.

Tirzah Abbott Hosts NUANCE’s First Coffee Hour of Academic Quarter

Nov 8, 2017

The NUANCE Center’s first Coffee Hour of the 2017-18 Academic year was hosted by Senior Electron Microscopy and Imaging Specialist, Tirzah Abbott on November 8th.

BP Visits NUANCE Center

Nov 6, 2017

On November 6th, a group from BP’s Naperville Branch visited Northwestern’s NUANCE Facilities.

NUANCE staff at 64th AVS International Symposium

Oct 29, 2017

Professor Chen attended the 64th AVS International Symposium and Exhibition at Tampa Florida from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3.

Other M: Innovative Microanalysis

Oct 27, 2017

Presented by Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society, A local affiliate of the Microscopy Society of America and the Microanalysis Society

NUANCE Fest 2017

Oct 10, 2017

NUANCE Fest, NUANCE Center’s annual open house and festival took place on NanoDay, October 9th, and was once again a huge success.

Purdue Group Visits NUANCE Center

Oct 10, 2017

The Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) was excited to host graduate students from Purdue University ‘s Nanotechnology Student Advisory Council on Tuesday, October 10th.

NUANCE Center’s “Art of Science” Winners

Oct 9, 2017

During this year’s NUANCE Fest, Prof. Vinayak Dravid announced the winners of the 2017 “Art of Science" Image Contest.

Boeing Campus Visit

Oct 6, 2017

On October 5th and 6th, Boeing’s Director of Materials and Fabrication, Tia Benson Tolle, PhD, and Manager of Research and Technology Next Gen Composites, Sam Tucker, PhD, visited Northwestern’s campus.

NUANCE Center Receives Gold Star Award

Sep 29, 2017

This week NUANCE Center received its third Gold Star Award from the Northwestern Office for Research at their 8th Annual Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon.

Post - IIN Symposium Group Tours SHyNE Facilities

Sep 29, 2017

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) partnered with the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) to offer tours of the SHyNE facilities and instrumentation.

COME JOIN US FOR NUANCE Fest 2017

Sep 18, 2017

This year NUANCE Center will be hosting their annual open house on October 9th 2-5pm. There will be tours, contests, games, and a reception in the Cook Hall First Floor Atrium.

The NUANCE Center Welcomes Charlene Wilke and Shaoning Lu!

Sep 1, 2017

NUANCE is proud to announce its newest staff members! Charlene Wilke-BioCryo Electron Microscopy Imaging Specialist, and Shaoning Lu-NUFAB Research Associate.

Provost Holloway Visits NUANCE

Aug 29, 2017

The NUANCE Center was excited to host Provost Jonathan Holloway for a tour of our world-class research facilities on Monday, August 28th.

Open Position as SPID Postdoctoral Research Associate

Aug 24, 2017

A postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available at Northwestern University's Scanned Probe Imaging and Development (SPID) Facility in the broad area of “Scanning Probe Microscopy and its advanced applications."

"The Art of Science" Image Contest

Aug 21, 2017

NUANCE is now accepting entry images for their "The Art of Science" Image contest.

NUANCE Staff Goes on Retreat

Aug 7, 2017

Staff of the Northwestern University's Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) went on a retreat to reflect on the current and future status of NUANCE in the broader context of science, engineering, and society as a major nanotechnology facility in Midwest.

NUANCE Staff and VPD researchers publish paper in Experimental Cell Research

Jul 7, 2017

A research paper entitled "The effects of chemical fixation on the cellular nanostructure" has been published in the journal Experimental Cell Research. TEM work for the research was conduted at NUANCE's EPIC facility.

NUANCE Hosts X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Workshop

Jun 12, 2017

Last month, the NUANCE Center hosted an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, SHyNE Resource and NU-MRSEC.

Jinsong Wu Hosts Final Coffee Hour of the Quarter

Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Jinsong Wu, TEM manager at EPIC, hosted the final Coffee Hour of the academic year on May 19.

New NUANCE Staff Research: Thickness Resonance Acoustic Microscopy for Nanomechanical Sub-Surface Imaging

May 22, 2017

A research paper by Professor Vinayak Dravid and Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat, entitled "Thickness Resonance Acoustic Microscopy for Nanomechanical Sub-Surface Imaging," has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Co-authors of the paper are Dr. Oluwaseyi Balogun (Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern) and Arvind K. Srivastava of Systron Donner Inertial.

The NUANCE Center Welcomes Tirzah Abbott

May 17, 2017

NUANCE is proud to announce the newest staff member of the EPIC Facility: Tirzah Abbott. Tirzah began her role as Electron Microscope and Imaging Specialist in April 2017.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2017

May 12, 2017

The NUANCE Center took part in the 2017 university-wide "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on April 27. About 35 children and their parents learned about the powers of the EPIC facility's microscopes, guided by Dr. Jinsong Wu and graduate students Akshay Murthy and Jeff Cain.

Dr. Yuan Li attends Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting

May 2, 2017

Yuan Li, postdoctoral fellow at KECK-II, attended the 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in Phoenix Arizona. He presented research he recently published with Prof. Vinayak Dravid and Dr. Xinqi Chen, on Au@MoS2 photodetection.

John Ciraldo Hosts April Coffee Hour

Apr 21, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, NUANCE held its monthly Coffee Hour in Cook Hall. This month's host was John Ciraldo, Research Associate at NUFAB.

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

Apr 14, 2017

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.

NUANCE Facilities participate in Feinberg Research Day

Apr 11, 2017

April 6 was the Feinberg School of Medicine’s 13th annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day. As a core facility frequently used by Feinberg students and researchers, NUANCE was naturally present, represented by Dr. Chiara Musumeci (SPID), Dr. Reiner Bleher (EPIC) and Dr. Serkan Butun (NUFAB).

Attolight CEO Samuel Sonderegger delivers guest lecture

Apr 7, 2017

On Thursday, March 30, NUANCE hosted a talk by Attolight AG co-founder and CEO Samuel Sonderegger:“Cathodoluminescence in the STEM: A Nanometer-scale Counterpart of Photoluminescence.” Dr. Sonderegger discussed the challenges involved in imple,enting cathodoluminescnce in STEMs, and talked about the cathodoluminescence technology which he developed during his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) and realized through his company, Attolight.

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

Apr 3, 2017

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.

NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Yaobin Xu

Mar 27, 2017

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).

Reiner Bleher hosts March Coffee Hour

Mar 22, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, NUANCE held its monthly Coffee Hour in Cook Hall. This month's host was Dr Reiner Bleher, BioCryo Facility Manager at EPIC.

NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Neena Gilda!

Mar 17, 2017

NUANCE is proud to announce 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.

NUANCE Staff Publish Article in Nanoscale

Mar 17, 2017

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.

Middle School Students Visit EPIC

Mar 2, 2017

A group of middle school students visited the EPIC facility on Wednesday, March 1, as part of a larger tour of NU labs, organized by Family Focus Community Center and NU Science in Society.

Career Day For Girls

Feb 25, 2017

On Saturday, February 25th, the NUANCE Center took part in the 46th annual Career Day for Girls. This program, organized by the McCormick School of Engineering and Northwestern’s Society of Women Engineers, offers female students in 6th-12th grade an opportunity to learn more about the different fields of engineering.

Eric Roth Hosts February Coffee Hour

Feb 23, 2017

The second coffee hour of the year was hosted on February 22, by EPIC's Bio-Cryo Microscopy expert Eric Roth. Theme of the afternoon: Microscopy of the Reef.

NUANCE Staff Co-Author “Paradigm-Shifting” Research Paper on the Role of Zinc Sparks in Egg Fertilization.

Jan 27, 2017

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,” was featured the January issue of Chemistry World.

Gemini Nano VP FESEM Workshop

Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, January 20 NUANCE hosted the Gemini Nano VP FESEM Workshop in collaboration with Carl Zeiss Microscopy and Bruker. Speakers included Dr. Pascal Anger and Dr. Soeren Eyhusen of ZEISS and Mark Kelsey of Bruker.

Karl Hagglund Hosts first Coffee Hour of the Year

Jan 20, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, the first NUANCE Coffee Hour of 2017 was held in the Cook Hall Atrium. This month's host was Karl Hagglund, SEM facility manager at EPIC.

Carthage College students tour EPIC, SPID, and KECK-II

Jan 16, 2017

Nineteen undergraduate students from Carthage College, Kenosha, visited NUANCE on Friday, January 13. The students, who are enrolled in a Cancer Biology course, were shown around the EPIC, SPID, and KECK-II facilities by NUANCE staff, learning about the various instruments available to researchers.

NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Hee Joon Jung

Dec 31, 2016

The NUANCE Center happily welcomes Dr. Hee Joon Jung, a postdoctoral fellow at the EPIC facility.

Reiner Bleher delivers talk at M3S Meeting

Nov 30, 2016

Dr. Reiner Bleher attended the Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society meeting, where he presented a talk on Cryo-Electron Microscopy techniques.

Xinqi Chen attends AVS International Symposium in Nashville

Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Xinqi Chen attended the American Vacuum Society 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition held in Nashville, TN, where he spoke with prominent industry scientists and attended surface science and 2D material technical sessions.

Hyperspectral Imaging Techniques for Elemental and Molecular Applications Workshop

Nov 15, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1, NUANCE hosted a workshop with Middleton Spectral Vision and Bruker AXIS, entitled “Hyperspectral Imaging Techniques for Elemental and Molecular Applications.”

New instructional video: 4 ways to increase SEM resolution

Nov 11, 2016

Eric Miller, Microscopy & Imaging Specialist the EPIC facility, explains how to maximize resolution in the SEM.

Meet the 2016 Image Contest Finalists (Video)

Nov 11, 2016

The finalists of the 2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest talk about their research, their submissions, and the NUANCE Center facilities.

Dr. Jinsong Wu Presents In Situ TEM Research at Conference in Huzhou, China

Nov 7, 2016

Dr. Jinsong Wu recently attended the 9th International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Application (ABAA-9) in Huzhou, China. Dr. Wu displayed his own research using In Situ TEM technology at NUANCE's EPIC facility, and explored avenues of collaboration with international researchers and industry representatives.

NUANCE Scientists Co-author Paper Published in Nano Letters

Oct 31, 2016

Dr. Yuan Li, postdoctoral fellow at the NUANCE Keck-II Facility, has co-authored an article with a group of Northwestern scientists, including Keck-II Facility Manager Xinqi Chen and NUANCE director Vinayak Dravid. The paper was published in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

NUANCE Fest 2016

Oct 19, 2016

NUANCE Fest, NUANCE’s annual open house, was once again a great success! On October 19, new graduate students were offered a tour of the NUANCE facilities, followed by a reception for students, faculty, and staff.

2016 Image Contest Winners

Oct 5, 2016

The NUANCE Center Image Gallery Reception was held on October 5. Eleven finalists displayed their work, all created with NUANCE equipment, and Dr. Kai He was announced as the contest winner!

The NUANCE Center warmly welcomes Dr. Sungkyu Kim and Dr. Chiara Musumeci!

Oct 4, 2016

Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral fellow for the NUANCE Center, EPIC facility and Dr. Musumeci is a postdoctoral fellow for the NUANCE Center, SPID facility.

NUANCE Center Fall 2016 Image Gallery Reception

Oct 4, 2016

The winning images from the summer image gallery contest will be displayed for 6 months in our NUANCE Center gallery, which is located in Cook Hall, 1st floor and Silverman Hall, 1st floor.

Raman/AFM-Raman/TERS Workshop

Sep 28, 2016

The NUANCE Center hosted a Raman/AFM-Raman/TERS Workshop in collaboration with HORIBA Scientific and AIST-NT on Thursday, September 27.

The NUANCE Center receives Gold Star Award from the NU Office for Research

Sep 24, 2016

The Office for Research held its 7th annual Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon. The NUANCE center received a Gold Star Award, bestowed on facilities operating at the top level (top 10%) for four years or more.

Ben Myers Hosts NUANCE's September Coffee Hour

Sep 23, 2016

On September 21, NUANCE staff, students, and affiliates gathered for the NUANCE Center Monthly Coffee hour, organized this month by Ben Myers.

Jinsong Wu receives microscopy award!

Sep 6, 2016

Dr. Jinsong Wu received a Professional Technical  Staff Award at the M&M 2016 Conference in Columbus, OH. Congratulations Dr. Wu!

Welcome Baby Evelyn!

Aug 29, 2016

NUANCE congratulates NUFAB's Ying Jia on the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Evelyn.

"Multi-Scale Materials Science: From 3D to 4D with X-Ray Microscopy"

Aug 19, 2016

Lunch and learn seminar by ZEISS. Technical discussion of X-ray Microscopy and Correlative Microscopy associated with materials and life science research. Participants learned how this technology can provide nanometer resolution images of a wide variety of samples. We will be available to answer your questions about correlation of XRM data with confocal and other advanced imaging technologies currently available from ZEISS

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

Aug 17, 2016

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.

The NUANCE Center receives Gold Star Award

Aug 9, 2016

The NUANCE Center will receive the Gold Star Award at the Office for Research's 7th annual core facility awards, September 23.

Medill graduate students tour the SHyNE facilities at NUANCE and NUCAPT

Aug 9, 2016

Medill graduate students tour the SHyNE facilities at NUANCE and NUCAPT

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.

Students tour the NUANCE facilites to learn about nanoscience

Jul 5, 2016

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.

Environmental release of core–shell semiconductor nanocrystals from free-standing polymer nanocomposite films

Jul 5, 2016

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.

The NUANCE Center and the Dravid Research Group welcomes Amy Morgan

Jun 30, 2016

Amy Morgan started this June as a new Program Administrator.

Northwestern Team Developing "Ultimate Discovery Tool"

Jun 27, 2016

Northwestern professor, Chad A. Mirkin and his team are developing a tool to rapidly test millions, even billions or more different nanoparticles at one time. “Our tool will enable researchers to pick the winner much faster than conventional methods," said Mirkin. "We have the ultimate discovery tool."

Seminar and Demo Session of the Hitachi SU 8030 SEM held by Atsushi Muto

Jun 21, 2016

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.

NUANCE staff co-author paper published in Advanced Materials

Jun 3, 2016

NUANCE Center staff members, Dr. Xinqi Chen and Dr. Vinayak Dravid, co-authored a paper, "From ScOOH to Sc2O3: Phase Control, Luminescent Properties, and Applications," which has been published by the weekly Advanced Materials journal. Dr. Chen is the Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager, and Dr. Dravid is the director of the NUANCE Center.

ACS Nano publishes SHyNE Resource Director of Operations' work

Jun 2, 2016

The monthly ACS Nano journal published SHyNE Resource Director of Operations Benjamin Myers' work on "Size-Selective Nanoparticle Assembly on Substrates by DNA Density Patterning." In addition to his work for the SHyNE Resource, Myers is a part-time Ph.D. student in the VPD Group.

Advanced FIB Nanofabrication Seminar with Dr. Sven Bauerdick

May 27, 2016

The NUANCE Center had the pleasure of hosting Raith sales manager Joseph Klingfus and Raith senior product manager Dr. Sven Bauerdick yesterday. Dr. Bauerdick presented on “Advanced FIB Nanofabrication: New Ion Species and Unique Patterning Strategies.” Demo sessions on the Raith instruments were held in the afternoon.

NUANCE Center Coffee Hour featuring Dr. Xinqi Chen

May 27, 2016

This month’s NUANCE Center Coffee Hour was hosted by Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager Dr. Xinqi Chen in the Cook Hall first floor atrium. About 65 people attended the coffee hour and talked to Dr. Chen about XPS, SIMS, and other Keck-II facilities.

High Performance Bioscope Resolve Life Science Imaging System available for use

May 25, 2016

On May 25, SHyNE Resource had their second Spotlight event, featuring the High Performance Bioscope Resolve Life Science Imaging System.

Dr. Reiner Bleher awarded for Applied Learning Project presentation

May 24, 2016

Dr. Reiner Bleher hosted the 2016 CryoSEM workshop in hopes that focusing on one BioCryo method would help him reach a niche audience. From what he learned in a Kellogg Executive Education course, he anticipated the event would attract more audience members if he focused on one rather than a broad array of techniques. The workshop reached near maximum capacity at about 60 people.

Dr. Jinsong Wu promoted to associate research professor

May 18, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Jinsong Wu on his recent promotion to associate research professor! Dr. Wu is the TEM facility manager for the NUANCE Center/EPIC Facility.

Presenting the new FEI Quanta FEG 650

May 16, 2016

The NUANCE Center is happy to announce the arrival of the FEI Quanta FEG 650, which replaced the older model FEI Quanta FEG 600. The FEI Quanta FEG 650 is fully operational and ready for use. If interested in using the instrument, please contact SEM manager Karl Hagglund (karl.hagglund@northwestern.edu).

NUANCE staff recognized for work using in-situ TEM

May 10, 2016

The Journal of Materials Chemistry A recognized and published NUANCE staff members Dr. Qianqian Li, Dr. Jinsong Wu, Dr. Junming Xu and Dr. Vinayak Dravid's work on "Synergistic Sodiation of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles and Conductive Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) for Sodium-ion Battery."

2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting

May 5, 2016

Dr. Yuan Li, Dr. Jinsong Wu, Dr. Qianqian Li and graduate student Fernando Castro attended the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) spring meeting in Phoenix, AZ, from March 28 to April 1.

Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

May 4, 2016

The NUANCE Center loves inspiring young minds and takes pride in the part it plays in “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day.” This year, about 30 students from elementary to middle school visited the NUANCE Center on Thurs., April 28, and learned about electron microscopes.

Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS) System available for use

Apr 27, 2016

The Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS) System is now open and available for use and training.

The 2016 Scanning Probe Microscopy Short Courses and Training Workshop

Apr 27, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the Scanning Probe Microscopy Short Courses and Training Workshop from April 21 to 22. It was a pleasure to sponsor this event with Bruker and host so many students, postdoctoral fellows, professors, researchers and science technical staff. A huge thank you also to our engaging speakers and presenters!

Dr. Hee Joon Jung presents on "TEM Studies on Energy Conversion Materials"

Apr 20, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, Dr. Hee Joon Jung from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gave a presentation on "TEM Studies on Energy Conversion Materials" in the MSE Conference Room.

Presentation and demonstrations with the nano-FTIR

Apr 14, 2016

The NUANCE Center hosted a presentation by Dr. Tobias Gokus and demos with the nano-FTIR the week of April 11

EPIC Facility Manager wins 2016 M&M Professional Technical Staff Award

Apr 13, 2016

EVANSTON, Ill.—Out of over 300 applicants, NUANCE Center’s EPIC Facility TEM manager Jinsong Wu was chosen as one of the few to win the 2016 M&M Professional Technical Staff Award for his paper, “Atomic Resolution in-situ TEM Studies of Lithium Electrochemistry in Co3O4-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite.”

CryoSEM Workshop 2016

Apr 6, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s CryoSEM Workshop! We were honored to have presentations by the NUANCE Center’s BioCryo facility manager and research assistant professor Reiner Bleher, associate professor Derk Joester, postdoctoral fellow Irene Chang, and Mager Scientific technical sales representative Mike Boykin as well as BioCryo demonstrations by research technologist Eric Roth in the afternoon.

Glenbrook South High School visits to Northwestern University

Mar 4, 2016

50 Freshmen from Glenbrook South High School visited Northwestern University on Friday, March 4, 2016. They learned about Large-scale/"Mega" Engineering, and Nano/Molecular Engineering.

The Remarkable Borophene

Mar 2, 2016

"Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs" Andrew J. Mannix, Xiang-Feng Zhou, Brian Kiraly, Joshua D. Wood, Diego Alducin, Benjamin D. Myers, Xiaolong Liu, Brandon L. Fisher, Ulises Santiago, Jeffrey R. Guest, Miguel Jose Yacaman, Arturo Ponce, Artem R. Oganov, Mark C. Hersam, Nathan P. Guisinger Science 18 Dec 2015: Vol. 350, Issue 6267, pp. 1513-1516

Tera-FAB Presentation

Feb 12, 2016

Prof. Chad Mirkin gave a very interesting presentation on the TERA-Fab E- and M-Series, it's capabilities and benefits. This was followed by a demonstration of the instrument by Andrey Ivankin.

Students from Salem Christian School visit the NUANCE Center

Feb 3, 2016

Lauren Sturdy hosted students from Salem Christian School in Chicago, who were here on a science field trip. The purpose was to introduce them to a college environment and show them how exciting science can be!

NUANCE Center Fall 2015 Image Gallery Reception

Jan 11, 2016

The NUANCE Center hosted a reception for the winners of the Fall 2015 image gallery contest on January 11, 2016. Many people came to see the images and to learn about the science behind each image!

The NUANCE Center warmly welcomes Karl Hagglund!

Jan 4, 2016

Karl is the new SEM Facility Manager for the NUANCE EPIC Facility!

Probing battery electrochemistry in situ at atomic scale

Dec 16, 2015

An important research project, led by scientists from the NUANCE Center, and made possible through the support of ISEN, will have opportunity to develop novel instruments and techniques for in operando observation of electrochemical reactions at high resolution by in-situ TEM.

NUANCE Center Fall 2015 Image Gallery

Dec 15, 2015

The winning images from the spring image gallery contest will be displayed for 6 months in our NUANCE Center gallery, which is located in Cook Hall, 1st floor.

The NUANCE Center warmly welcomes Dr. Kai He!

Nov 24, 2015

Dr. He is the new Research Assistant Professor and TEM Manager for the NUANCE EPIC Facility

Congratulations to graduates of the Leadership and Management in Core Facilities course!

Nov 19, 2015

This Kellogg Executive Education course took place on November 16-19, 2015 and was attended by 19 Operation Directors and Managers of Core Facilities, including Dr. Reiner Bleher and Chad Goeser from the NUANCE Center.

Delegation from Brazil tours NUANCE

Nov 9, 2015

The American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro, Northwestern Office of Research, and Northwestern McCormick Office of Corporate Relations hosted a meeting with Brazilian metalworking industry executives.

World's Smallest Millennium Falcon

Nov 6, 2015

A scale model of the Millennium Falcon was produced recently in the NUANCE Center at Northwestern University by Eric Miller, Microscopy & Imaging Specialist. 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.

"Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples", by Dr. Reiner Bleher

Oct 29, 2015

Dr. Bleher recently gave a successful talk, "Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples" at Northeastern Illinois University as part of their inaugural Capstone Seminar series.

NUANCE Fest 2015!

Oct 7, 2015

The NUANCE Center's annual open house, NUANCE Fest 2015, was a huge success! Participants met the friendly staff of NUANCE, 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.

David Kabiller and Rick Eid tour the NUANCE Center

Sep 30, 2015

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"

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

Sep 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce that The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $5 million five-year NNCI award, entitled “Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource” to a collaborative group of research facilities.

Special Presentation

Sep 10, 2015

“Advanced Nano-IR Spectroscopy for Chemistry, Materials & Life Sciences by AFM-IR and s-SNOM”

The NUANCE Center warmly welcomes Dr. Yuan Li!

Sep 2, 2015

Dr. Li is a postdoctoral fellow for the NUANCE Keck-II Facility

Rare Use of Blue Pigment Found in Ancient Mummy Portraits

Aug 26, 2015

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

Representatives from the Office of Senator Durbin visit NUANCE

Aug 21, 2015

Beth Wikler (Health Legislative Assistant) and Tran Nguyen (Senate Aide), both from the Office of Senator Richard Durbin, visit the NUANCE Center!

The NUANCE Center receives the Gold Star Award from the NU Office for Research!

Aug 12, 2015

The Office for Research (OR) recently announced its 6th annual core facility awards. Selection of award recipients was based upon information provided in 2015 annual reports as well as other considerations pertaining to the operation of facilities during the past year.

Three-dimensional (3D) mesostructured semiconductors show promising properties and applications

Jun 26, 2015

"Atomic gold–enabled three-dimensional lithography for silicon mesostructures" Zhiqiang Luo, Yuanwen Jiang, Benjamin D. Myers, Dieter Isheim, Jinsong Wu, John F. Zimmerman, Zongan Wang, Qianqian Li, Yucai Wang, Xinqi Chen, Vinayak P. Dravid, David N. Seidman, Bozhi Tian Science 26 June 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6242 pp. 1451-1455

Oxford AZtec Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) Workshop

Jun 25, 2015

The NUANCE Center, NU-MRSEC, and Oxford Instruments presented a "Oxford AZtec Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) Workshop" on June 25 at Northwestern University in Ryan Hall, Room 4003.

Dr. Jinsong Wu receives ISEN award!

Jun 17, 2015

The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) has announced the recipients of its spring 2015 Faculty Booster Awards. The research projects awarded funding are expected to addresses significant unmet needs with the potential for transformative impact. Dr. Jinsong Wu was one of the award winners

Recent Progress in Battery and Energy Storage Research Workshop

Jun 12, 2015

"In-situ Studies of Structures and Processes at Model Electrode/Electrolyte Interfaces", Dr. Paul Fenter; "Atomic Layer Deposition for Interfacial Control in Energy Storage", Dr. Jeffrey W. Elam; "Introduction of EPIC/NUANCE in-situ TEM instruments for Battery Research", Dr. Jinsong Wu

Chute Middle School Tour

May 27, 2015

The Chute Middle School afternoon Science Club, supervised by Dr. Aleta Hagman (NU-MRSEC), toured our NUANCE Center. The kids got to see fun demos and learn about the science that goes on in our center.

New PELCO easiGlow™ Glow Discharge Cleaning System!

May 19, 2015

Now Available in the EPIC-BioCryo Facility, Silverman Hall, Room B-540!

NADDRG Tours

May 5, 2015

Northwestern University hosted a North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) symposium. Several facilities, including the NUANCE Center, participated in a series of tours for the participants in the afternoon. Ben Myers led the tours of NUANCE.

Glenview Middle School - Engineering and Science Day

May 1, 2015

Students from Glenview Middle School toured our NUANCE facilities as part of a larger tour to explore engineering and science. They were escorted to the various science labs by undergraduates from the NU McCormick School of Engineering. Eric Miller gave the students a tour of our EPIC facility. This event was hosted by NU-MRSEC

NUANCE Center Spring 2015 Image Gallery Reception

Apr 29, 2015

The NUANCE Center hosted a reception for the winners of the Spring 2015 image gallery contest on April 29, 2015. Many people came to see the images and to learn about the science behind each image!

"Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work" Day at NUANCE!

Apr 23, 2015

Eric Miller, Dr. Jinsong Wu, and Dr. Fengyuan Shi showed kids some fun samples on our microscopes, explained to them the science that we do, and answered any questions they might have!

NUANCE Center Spring 2015 Image Gallery

Apr 15, 2015

The winning images from the spring image gallery contest will be displayed for 6 months in our NUANCE Center gallery, which is located in Cook Hall, 1st floor.

NUANCE Special Seminar

Apr 13, 2015

“Probing nanoscale dynamic phenomena by in situ electron microscopy”, Dr. Kai He

NUANCE Center at Feinberg Research Day!

Apr 2, 2015

The NUANCE Center took part in Feinberg Research Day! Participants stopped by our table and learned about the research that goes on at the NUANCE Center.

Ben Slivka tour of the NUANCE Center

Mar 9, 2015

Ben Slivka - Member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees; Trustee for the Wissner-Slivka Foundation; and former General Manager, Project Leader, Software Design Engineer for the Microsoft Corporation - Received a tour the NUANCE Center.

From Extraterrestrial Nanoparticles to Deep Planetary Interiors:

Mar 4, 2015

a Symposium on Advanced Microscopy Applications in the Earth Sciences

Career Day for Girls program - Tour of NUANCE EPIC Facility

Feb 28, 2015

Many girls took a tour of our NUANCE Center, where Eric Miller, Dr. Fengyuan Shi, and Fernando Castro gave demos and talked about nanoscience!

Hair Dye could be used to solve criminal cases!

Feb 23, 2015

Researchers at Northwestern University, using the NUANCE Center SEMs, have uncovered a way to use hair dye to help solve criminal cases

MIT grad student conducts collaborative research using the BioCryo Facility of EPIC

Jan 28, 2015

Amer Deirieh from MIT visited the BioCryo Facility of EPIC for one week of experiments using the S4800 cryoSEM, the HPM100 high-pressure freezer, and the ACE600 cryo coater. Dr. Irene Yin-Ting Chang, a postdoc from Derk Joester’s Group, was working with him on the project.

FEI Special Presentation

Jan 27, 2015

Titan Themis Presentation by Dr. Jan Ringnalda, Product Marketing Engineer, FEI Company

New discovery shows non-invasive technique for detecting early-stage Alzheimer's disease

Jan 23, 2015

“Towards non-invasive diagnostic imaging of early-stage Alzheimer's disease”, by Kirsten L. Viola, James Sbarboro, Ruchi Sureka, Mrinmoy De, Maíra A. Bicca, Jane Wang, Shaleen Vasavada, Sreyesh Satpathy, Summer Wu, Hrushikesh Joshi, Pauline T. Velasco, Keith MacRenaris, E. Alex Waters, Chang Lu, Joseph Phan, Pascale Lacor, Pottumarthi Prasad, Vinayak P. Dravid & William L. Klein, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 91–98 (2015).

Scientists' research moves closer to development of nanostructured electrode materials for high power energy storage

Jan 15, 2015

"Co3O4 nanocubes homogeneously assembled on few-layer graphene for high energy density lithium-ion batteries", by Junming Xu, Jinsong Wu, Langli Luo, Xinqi Chen, Huibin Qin, Vinayak Dravid, Shaobo Mi, Chunlin Jia, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 274, 15 January 2015, Pages 816–822

Introducing "Inner Space" - Winter 2015 NUANCE Newsletter (Inaugural Edition)

Jan 9, 2015

The NUANCE Team is pleased to announce the publication of Inner Space! This is the first of our biannual newsletters, designed to keep you informed about developments and happenings at the NUANCE Center.

New Raman System - Available Now!

Jan 8, 2015

We are happy to announce that the SPID facility has installed a new system – the Horiba LabRam Evolution High resolution Confocal RAMAN Microscope

A sugar and pH dual-responsive controlled release system, which is highly specific towards molecular stimuli, has been developed.

Dec 19, 2014

Sugar and pH dual-responsive mesoporous silica nanocontainers based on competitive binding mechanisms, MD Yilmaz, M Xue, MW Ambrogio, O Buyukcakir, Y Wu, M Frasconi, X Chen, MS Nassar, JF Stoddart and JI Zink, Nanoscale, 7, 1067-1072 (2015)

Congratulations to graduates of the Leadership and Management in Core Facilities course!

Dec 18, 2014

This Kellogg Executive Education course took place on December 8-11, 2014, and was attended by 19 Operation Directors and Managers of Core Facilities, including Dr. Jinsong Wu, Dr. Xinqi Chen, and Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat from the NUANCE Center.

Northwestern Scientists Discover Zinc Sparks Occur During Fertilization When Sperm Cell Meets Egg

Dec 16, 2014

Quantitative mapping of zinc fluxes in the mammalian egg reveals the origin of fertilization-induced zinc sparks, EL Que, R Bleher, FE Duncan, BY Kong, SC Gleber, S Vogt, S Chen, SA Garwin, AR Bayer, VP Dravid, TK Woodruff, and TV O’Halloran, Nature Chemistry (15 December 2014)

Technological Institute: J-Wing Construction Update

Nov 21, 2014

The construction is progressing on the new J-Wing of the Northwestern University Technological Institute. When finished, tentatively in December of 2015, the 1st floor will house EPIC instruments and offices.

Farewell and best wishes to Dr. Shuyou Li

Nov 20, 2014

Shuyou was with Northwestern for 15 years; first with Prof. Dravid's research group and then as a manager for the NUANCE Center - EPIC facility TEMs. He retired from Northwestern so that he can devote full-time to being the manager of FOM. He has been a valuable member of our team, and we will miss his warm personality and sense of humor.

Five-Year Anniversary of Silverman Hall

Nov 10, 2014

The NUANCE Center participated in the Five-Year Anniversary of the Richard & Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics & Diagnostics

NUANCE Researchers Reveal More on Conversion Reaction Mechanism for High-Capacity Lithium-ion Battery

Nov 7, 2014

“Atomic Resolution Study of Reversible Conversion Reaction in Metal Oxide Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Battery by In-situ TEM”, by Langli Luo, Jinsong Wu, Junming Xu, and Vinayak P. Dravid, ACS Nano (22 October 2014).

Mantis Elite-Cam now available in EPIC

Nov 5, 2014

The NUANCE Center recently acquired a Mantis Elite-Cam, which is available for use in our EPIC facility.

VAC OMNI-LAB Glovebox System now available in EPIC

Oct 29, 2014

A VAC OMNI-LAB Glovebox System was recently purchased and is now available for use in the NUANCE-EPIC facility.

JEOL Special Presentation

Oct 28, 2014

JEOL ARM200CF and ARM300CF Presentation by Dr. Tom Isabell, Director, TEM Division, JEOL USA

Students tour NUANCE during BioTech Day

Oct 6, 2014

Eric W. Roth lead students from Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Von Steuben Metro Science Academy, Solorio Academy, and Evanston Township High School on a tour of the NUANCE Center as part of BioTech Day, sponsored by Northwestern University.

Eric Miller is one of the winners in the SiS annual image contest.

Sep 26, 2014

NUANCE's own Eric Miller received 5th place for his image, “Enamel Crystals”, in the annual SiS Image Contest

2014 Outstanding Core Facility Award Announcement

Sep 26, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the NUANCE Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Award!

NUANCE Tour for Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Regional Event

Sep 23, 2014

The NUANCE Center hosted a tour of representatives from various sectors of industry on Tuesday, September 23. The group was visiting Northwestern University for their Industrial Research Institute (IRI) regional event, which was hosted by the NU Corporate Engagement Office.

NUANCE Image Contest 2014 Grand Prize Winner & Honorable Mentions!

Sep 19, 2014

Check out these amazing images taken at the NUANCE Center at Northwestern University! Congratulations to the grand prize winner, Irene Chang.

NUANCE Fest 2014!

Sep 18, 2014

On September 18, 2014, NUANCE Center held its annual NUANCE Fest! We had poster presentations, free pizza and nanowater, raffle prizes, and facility tours of EPIC, Keck-II, and SPID. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and congrats to our image contest and raffle prize winners!

Flashback to Our Several Tours This Summer

Sep 17, 2014

Check out our tour photos from this summer!

ACS Editors' Choice Publication Featuring Images from EPIC

Sep 16, 2014

Congrats to researchers B. Lee, P. Guo, S.Q. Li, B. Buchholz, and R.P.H. Chang for getting published with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Their article was chosen as an ACS Editors' Choice!

Join Us on September 24 for Our Upcoming Stylus & Optical Metrology Workshop: Theory & Applications of contact and non-contact profilers

Sep 10, 2014

Bruker Nano Surfaces and the NUANCE Center invite you to join us for technical presentations and live demonstration of the Dektak 150 stylus profiler and the ContourGT-K non-contact optical 3D profiler.

MSA Microscopy & Microanalysis 2014 Meeting

Aug 8, 2014

M&M 2014 is a unique community of scientists and technology providers from a wide variety of fields, from all over the world. Here are some photos from this year's meeting in Hartford, CT, where NUANCE had a booth with staff on hand to answer questions about our facilities, instrumentation, and opportunities.

NUANCE Scientists Collaborate on First “Star Trek” Tricorder Device!

Jul 16, 2014

Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat and Prof. Vinayak Dravid, using the instruments of NUANCE, developed the MOSFET-embedded Micro cantilever based Integrated sensor technology for real-time detection of analytes under physiological conditions, which is an integral part of this handheld device development for medical diagnostics and personalized medicine.

NUANCE Scientists Publish Article in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Jul 11, 2014

"Thermoresponsive Magnetic Hydrogels as Theranostic Nanoconstructs"

New Fischione NanoMill Model 1040, now available for training and use!

Jul 10, 2014

With support from MRSEC and NU Office for Research, NUANCE was able to acquire a new Model 1040 NanoMill® TEM Specimen Preparation System.

We are delighted to announce that the NUANCE Center was selected for 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Award!

Jul 9, 2014

The NUANCE Center was one of four core facilities selected by the Office for Research for the 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Awards. In addition, two core facilities are recognized for Honorable Mention and another for Most Improved Core.

Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving Energy

Apr 22, 2014

Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity.

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop

Mar 18, 2014

The NUANCE Center, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and NU-MRSEC presented an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop. There was a huge turnout, with more than 80 attendees!

NUANCE Tour of Technological Institute J-Wing Construction Site

Mar 6, 2014

Prof. Vinayak Dravid (Director of NUANCE), Dr. Jinsong Wu and Ben Myers (EPIC facility managers), Ron Smith (Business Manager), and Raymond Bailey (Administrative Coordinator) tour the Technological Institute, J-Wing construction site. When finished, the 1st floor will house EPIC instruments and offices.

American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) Tour of NUANCE

Feb 13, 2014

94 high school students from the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) took a tour of our NUANCE Center.

Eric W. Roth, Contributing Author to Publication in Nature

Feb 2, 2014

"Polarized release of T-cell-receptor-enriched microvesicles at the immunological synapse"

Arts on Sunday: The Art of Scientific Imagery

Feb 2, 2014

Scientists from Northwestern University's Science in Society program discuss their award winning images from the 2013 Northwestern University Scientific Images Contest at the Evanston Public Library. Eric W. Roth was there from the NUANCE Center.

NUANCE Scientists Publish Article in Scientific Reports

Jan 24, 2014

"Dynamics of Electrochemical Lithiation/ Delithiation of Graphene-Encapsulated Silicon Nanoparticles Studied by In-situ TEM"

NUANCE meets Motorola Mobility

Jan 22, 2014

The NUANCE Center, represented by Eric Miller and Ben Myers, met with representatives of Motorola Mobility.

The BioCryo EM lab of EPIC recently installed a powerful new instrument

Dec 4, 2013

The Leica EM HPM100 high pressure freezer.

"New Methods for Improved Characterization of Silica Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery Systems"

Nov 25, 2013

Researchers from the Keck-II facility of the NUANCE Center have developed new methods to characterize nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems using XPS and ToF-SIMS

Cook Hall Reception

Oct 4, 2013

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

NUANCE Fest 2013

Sep 18, 2013

Our NUANCE open house was a great success!

"From Micro to Nano: analyzing materials and biological systems"

Aug 22, 2013

Biotechnology Training Program Practicum with Keck-Ii and Keck Biophysics Facilities

NUANCE Special Seminar

Aug 1, 2013

“Recent developments of transmission electron microscopy of advanced materials at IMR” - Prof. Xiuliang Ma

High School students tour EPIC

Jul 12, 2013

High school students and their chaperons visited NUANCE on July 12, 2013, as part of a program sponsored by Kennedy King College and the University of Chicago programs.

What's It Made Of? Keys!

Jun 19, 2013

In this episode, Eric Miller takes a look at the mysteries of door keys!

What's It Made Of? MASCARA

May 20, 2013

Eric Miller takes a closer look at mascara

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day

Apr 25, 2013

Eric Miller hosts students on a tour of EPIC facilities

Seeing at the NanoScale with NUANCE

Apr 17, 2013

NUANCE partnered with Bruker to bring renowned speakers to Northwestern to discuss the latest developments in Atomic Force Microscopy

What's It Made Of? Series

Apr 15, 2013

Eric Miller takes a closer look at "chrome" plating

What's It Made Of? Series

Mar 16, 2013

Eric Miller takes a closer look at the ink in our money

Electron Tomography Workshop with EPIC & Hitachi

Mar 13, 2013

NUANCE's Dr. Jinsong Wu hosted an electron tomography workshop March 12-13

Professor Dravid visits Hitachi High-Tech in Japan

Feb 28, 2013

Professor Dravid visits Hitachi High-Tech in Hitachinaka City, Japan

EPIC's Electron Tomography Workshop March 12 & 13

Feb 25, 2013

EPIC to host Electron Tomography Workshop March 12-13

NUANCE research featured in Nature Nanotechnology

Feb 5, 2013

Nature Nanotechnology Article: Nanomechanical sensors: Bent on detecting cancer

Northwestern-Art Institute Partnership Expands

Feb 1, 2013

Northwestern University recieves Mellon Grant

Professor Dravid and Roger Howe Tour NUANCE Facilities

Jan 31, 2013

Professor Roger Howe, Director, NNIN, Stanford University visits Professor Vinayak Dravid, Director, NUANCE

NU Scholars Participate in Indo-US Workshop

Jan 21, 2013

Professor Dravid and other Northwestern scholars speak at nanotechnology conference in Bangalore, India

A New Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

Jan 18, 2013

A New Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

EPIC Hosts Talk on TiO2 Nanorod Growth

Jan 14, 2013

Xudong Wang,UW-Madison, Talks of Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Piezocatalysis

Prof. Dravid at Northshore Senior Center

Jan 8, 2013

Professor Dravid speaks at Northshore Senior Center's Annual Meeting.

Langli Luo Begins Post-Doctoral Position with NUANCE

Jan 1, 2013

Dr. Luo is originally from China and his primary research interests include in-situ TEM

NUANCE Seminar Presentation - January 14, 2013

Dec 20, 2012

NUANCE Seminar Presentation - January 14, 2013

Northwestern Senior to Enter Medical-Graduate Program

Dec 10, 2012

Felix Richter plans to further develop his research in graduate school

Northwestern Graduate on X-ray Microscopy

Dec 3, 2012

Dr. Tao Sun Speaks on Developments in X-ray Microscopy

Special NUANCE Seminar Presentation, 12/03/12

Nov 29, 2012

NUANCE graduate returns to talk of developments in 3D imaging at the nanoscale

NUANCE Website Redesign Under Way

Nov 21, 2012

NUANCE website to showcase EPIC, Keck-II and NIFTI specific capabilities.

NUANCE Scholars Attend 2012 MRS Fall Meeting

Nov 20, 2012

Changqiang Chen and ShiHan Lo attend 2012 MRS Fall Meeting

NUANCE and NIFTI have Article in Nature Magazine

Nov 19, 2012

Researchers report a new concept in immunosensing and diagnostics called “magneto-electrochemical immunoassay”

Keck-II Hosts XPS Workshop

Sep 28, 2012

Representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific on hand for X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy training

Changes to NUANCE's Safety Policy

Aug 22, 2012

NUANCE has added two items to its safety policy in an effort to create the safest environment possible for its users

Changes in EPIC

Aug 16, 2012

HD2300 STEM moves to Silverman

NUANCE Alumnus Accepts Position at Penn State

Jul 23, 2012

Nasim Alem, former researcher with VPD and NUANCE, begins work at Penn State this fall

NUANCE Receives Two Instrument Awards

Jun 29, 2012

Dr.'s Bleher and Wu receive grants from the Office for Research for new equipment in their respective facilities

NUANCE Wins 2012 Outstanding Core Facility Award

Jun 13, 2012

NUANCE Wins 2012 Outstanding Core Facility Award

NUANCE at NU/NIMS Materials Genome Workshop

May 31, 2012

EPIC facility manager, Ben Myers, presents at workshop in Japan

NUANCE staff has Image Published in Nature

May 17, 2012

Eric W. Roth has an image published in the latest issue of Nature

Leica UC7/FC7 Cryo-Ultramicrotome

May 3, 2012

EPIC/QBIC initiative brings sample sectioning to Northwestern

International Symposium on Scanning Probe Microscopy

Apr 6, 2012

NUANCE partnered with Bruker to host an SPM symposium

NUANCE and Career Day for Girls

Feb 25, 2012

EPIC, Keck-II and NIFTI staff participate in the 41st annual event

Feature Article: NIFTI Allows Users to See the Invisible

Jan 18, 2012

NUANCE's NIFTI facility featured in NU's Research Newsletter

NUANCE Receives Core Facilities Awards

Dec 29, 2011

EPIC and NIFTI receive equipment awards

Cryo-Ultramicrotome to be Installed in EPIC

Dec 16, 2011

Leica UC7 ultramicrotome with FC7 cryo attachment scheduled to be installed January 2012

FOM Administrators Workshop Held

Dec 9, 2011

NUANCE's patented Facility Online Manager is explained by it creator, Shuyou Li

Hitachi Field Emission SEM to be Installed

Dec 5, 2011

To Be Installed: New Hitachi Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

State of the art scanning XPS to be Installed - Keck-II Facility

Nov 18, 2011

A new XPS - Thermo Scientific ESCALAB 250 Xi was purchased and will be installed in the Keck-II Facility

Great News - User Rates, EPIC, Keck-II and NIFTI Facilities

Nov 3, 2011

User rates for the EPIC, Keck-II and NIFTI facilities will remain unchanged

NUANCE Facility Managers attend the 2011 IIN Symposium

Oct 20, 2011

NUANCE Director and Facility Managers attend the IIN Symposium

Craig Mundie, Microsoft, visits the NUANCE Center

Oct 4, 2011

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft, visited the NUANCE Center.

Recently Installed Instruments in NIFTI Facilities

Sep 21, 2011

NUANCE recently installed BioScope Catalyst Atomi Force and Multimode 8 Atomic Force microscopes in NIFTI

NUANCE's 6th Annual Users Meeting

Sep 19, 2011

Learn about recent and upcoming instruments and research news

NIH proposal to acquire Cryo-bio-Nano-SIMS instrument submitted

Sep 19, 2011

A proposal to acquire a state of the art cryo-bio-nano time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometer (cbn-SIMS) was submitted to NIH

NUANCE welcomes Eric Roth

Jul 14, 2011

NUANCE welcomes Eric Roth, Electron Microscopist, to EPIC Facility

Angewandte Chemie Cover Images

May 23, 2011

Paper co-authored by Ben Myers (EPIC) was selected for a cover in Angewandte Chemie

NUANCE is recognized as an Outstanding Core Facility (2011)

May 1, 2011

For a second year, the Office for Research selected NUANCE as one of five core facilities for the Outstanding Core Facility Award

EPIC Installs Kleindiek Nanomanipulation System

Feb 15, 2011

EPIC has completed installation of a Kleindiek Nanomanipulation system on the FEI Helios NanoLab

NLP 2000 Installed

Jan 14, 2011

New miscroscope in NIFTI: The Nanoink NLP2000 high performance system for biomaterials nanopatterning

4 Fellowships for NUANCE Director

Jan 11, 2011

AAAS, APS, MRS, and MSA fellowships awarded to Prof. Vinayak Dravid

Nanofactory Instruments Demo Workshop

Nov 10, 2010

Nanofactory demonstrated unique nanoprobing systems for TEM

Successful NUANCE Hitachi Workshop

Oct 25, 2010

NUANCE Hitachi Workshop On Microscopy of Soft and Hybrid Materials

NUANCE is recognized as an Outstanding Core Facility

May 1, 2010

The Office for Research selected NUANCE as one of five core facilities for the 2010 Outstanding Core Facility Award