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W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging

The Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging is an interdisciplinary research facility. The Center's technical expertise and research equipment is designed to foster student training and research collaborations throughout the College of Science, complementing existing research strengths in the areas of nano-science and nanotechnology. The Center is housed on the first floor of the Chemical Sciences Building and is supervised by dedicated technical staff whose responsibilities include student training, instrument maintenance as well as experimental measurements. The Center is administered by the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is open to all University of Arizona research groups.

The Keck imaging facility currently houses three scanning probe microscopes (SPM) (a Buker-Nano Multimode 8, a Park Systems NX20, and an Asylum Cypher ES with environmental control), two fluorescene microscopes (3i Spinning Disk Confocal with Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) microscope and a Nikon Epi-fluorescence microscope), and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The SEM is equipped with a Thermo Noran System Six X-ray microanalysis system and a J.C. Nabity Nanometer Pattern Generation Sytem (NPGS). A custom built Potential Modulation Attenuated Total Reflectance spectrometer (PMATR) is available for spectroscopic, spectroelectrochemical, and potential modulated thin-film measurements.  Finally a Thermo Fisher Nicolet iS50R FT-IR Spectrometer for continuous and step-scan measurements.