Nano Center News

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.

MNC welcomes new staff member Laura Parmeter

The Nano Center recently hired Ms. Laura Parmeter as a member of the research support staff. Laura received her undergraduate degree in biology and physics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She was previously involved with research in particle astrophysics, collaborating with the Neutron Monitor group and IceCube, a neutrino detector at the South Pole, which culminated in an expedition to Antarctica in January 2016.  Laura reports that she is “…truly excited to be working with all of the users and staff here on campus.” Please help us welcome Laura to our staff.

Tool Updates

Watch this space for notices of tool outages or cleanroom facility shutdowns. 

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.


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New staff member Laura Parmeter.