Scanning Probe Microscopy
Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory
The NPC Technology Center provides an unprecedented collection of nano-scale surface analysis instrumentation in a single, multi-user facility. By combining multiple modes of surface analysis, this facility enables thorough investigation of the vast array of physical, chemical and electrical properties necessary for complete study of an experimental system and developing nanotechnologies. The Nano & Pico Characterization Lab provides both state-of-the-art microscopic techniques to visualize surfaces, adsorbates, nanostructures and devices at the atomic and molecular scale as well as a unique opportunity for researchers to gain insight into local properties under a wide range of experimental conditions.
State of the art techniques for probing, manipulating and
visualizing nanomaterials through Scanning Probe Microscopy
The Nano and Pico Characterization Lab offers the technical infrastructure and expertise to meet the ever-increasing demand for insight into the properties of matter at the nanoscale and beyond through consultation, proof-of-concept testing, user training and direct research collaboration. In addition to providing the latest commercial instrumentation, an ongoing focus on in-house method and instrument development strives to afford researchers access to cutting edge techniques that define the forefront of nanoscience research and development.
December 19, 2019 | Introducing new capabilities for biomechanics of cells and tissues in the NPC Technology Center
Now combined with both a confocal (Zeiss LSM5) and stereomicroscope (Leica M205 FCA), this state-of-the-art, multimodal system combines the power of two established techniques to interrogate the role of biomechanics in natural systems and as a platform for the...
The nCS1 is a leading-edge technology that measures the concentration and size of particles ranging from 50 nanometers to 10 microns diameter in a liquid. The technology uses Microfluidic Resistive Pulse Sensing (MRPS), which is an electrical (non-optical) method for...
June 7, 2017 | Award to Bertozzi will help UCLA create new math nanosystems initiative UCLA Newsroom | June 07, 2017This article was originally published by the UCLA Newsroom UCLA will create the new Simons Mathematical NanoSystems Initiative, in part with support...