News at the Nano Research Facility

Precision targeted ruthenium(II) luminophores; highly effective probes for cell imaging by stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy

New Chemical Science publication from Prof. Tia Keyes group from the NCSR and Dept. of Chemistry in DCU which details STED imaging of their novel fluorescent Ruthenium dyes in mammalian cells. Read more here


New Nanoscribe 3D Printer arrives in the NRF

The NRF is delighted to take delivery of it's newest 3D printer, the award winning Photonic Professional GT from Nanoscribe GMBT. 

It is the highest resolution commerically available 3D printer. The system utilizes two-photon polymerisation of various UV-Curable photoresists to fabricate complex shaped structures with finest feature sizes in the sub-micrometer range. In addition, the Photonic Professional GT allows for the fabrication of high resolution photo masks and other direct write applications.