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News at the Nano Research Facility

More new equipment for the NRF!

We have recently taken receipt of our new Bruker Contour GT 3D optical microscope! This is a white light interferometric surface profiler allowing for nanometer-scale resolution on surfaces. For more information and to request access click here 

 
 

 

Also, our new Perkin Elmer LS55 Fluorescence Spectrometer and Spectrum two FTIR are being delivered and installed this week! More information to follow.

 

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Genzo Shimadzu Best Poster and Flash Oral Presentation in the International Symposium on Chromatography 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Groarke (Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre, Dublin City University) who won the Genzo Shimadzu Best Poster and Flash Oral Presentation in the International Symposium on Chromatography 2016.

His work involves the fabrication of High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography plates using the Connex 3D printer in the NRF

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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.