The Aalto University Nanomicroscopy Center provides a high resolution microscopy to researchers, who come to work and collaborate using these high quality equipment. The center is equally accessible to everyone.
The instruments include the only sub-Ångström transmission electron microscope (TEM) in Finland, a liquid helium cooled cryo-TEM, cryo scanning tunneling microscopes (STM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM), atomic force microcopes (AFM), and X-ray scattering equipment (SAXS/WAXS).
The Nanomicroscopy Center is a part of the OtaNano infrastrucure comprising Low Temperature Laboratory, Micronova NanoFab, and NMC facilities. See more information on large infrastructure projects in Aalto University.
See the Otanano web page.
All instruments in the Nanomicroscopy Center are available for users inside and outside Aalto University. The users participate to the maintenance costs of running the instruments via an openly available hourly compensation. Paid imaging service is available for companies and industry. See also the current fees for the instruments.
Researchers wanting to the TEM, SEM, or AFM are typically trained to operate the microscopes on their own and there are no dedicated operators. There are also options for paid service for companies and research collaboration for interesting joint projects.
Every spring we arrange a course called Microscopy of Nanomaterials, which is aimed for doctoral students at Aalto. Participating on both lecture course (5 cr) and lab course (5 cr) provides a facile way to get permissions to use basic TEM, SEM, and AFM at Nanomicroscopy Center.
Workshop on: Translocation of polymer through nanopores
Translocation of polymer through nanopores: Interplay between theory, simulations and experiments 8-9 Feb 2016, at Learning Hub, Otakaari 1.
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Graphene nanoribbons get metallic
Researchers at Aalto University have succeeded in experimentally realizing metallic graphene nanoribbons that are only 5 carbon atoms wide.
New HR-TEM installation in progress
New high throughput nano-analysis TEM is planned to be operational during Jan 2016
Constructions in Otaniemi cause disturbances for NMC
Construction of the corner at the crossing of Otakaari and Otaniementie starts in September.