Nano Center News

Nano Center Summer Programs

The fourth annual 2D Materials Summer Program will be held on June 13-14, 2019. The program features talks on two dimensional material synthesis, characterization, and application by local, national, and international experts. For summaries of past 2_D programs, go here.

The second annual Nanomedicine Short Course is scheduled for June 6-7, 2019. Invited speakers will address cutting-edge applications of nanotechnology to medicine and the life sciences. A day of hands-on activities is included in the two day program. For a summary of last year’s inaugural short course, go here.

Spintronics in Implantable Devices

Prof. Jianping Wang's group is exploring spintronics in implantable devices that could treat a variety of brain disorders. Learn more here.

The Minnesota Nano Center has installed new capabilities in the area of two-dimensional (2D) materials.

The following tools are now on line and available for use.

Graphene chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This system is configured to grow graphene on Cu using CH4 along with H2 and Ar in a three-zone tube furnace.

Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) growth. This system has two growth tubes currently configured for sulfides and selenides, along with a UHV transfer system to move samples between the tubes.

2D material processing glovebox: This controlled atmosphere glovebox allows users to transfer and align 2D materials in a low-oxygen environment.

Please visit the 2D Materials page on our MINIC site to learn more.

Lab Orientation

Orientation sessions for the Keller and PAN cleanrooms are held twice a month, on the first Wednesday (1 - 2 PM) and the third Thursday (10 -11 AM). Check with the MNC office in PAN 140 to confirm the day and time of the next orientation.

If you plan on using just the Nanomaterials or Bio-Nano labs, you need not attend these orientations. Schedule a lab orientation and training session directly with Jim Marti.