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NSF awards $81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

September 17, 2015

To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

The NNCI sites will provide researchers from academia, government, and companies large and small with access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation

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September Tool of the Month: Cameca 3D Atom Probe

September Tool of the Month: Cameca 3D Atom Probe

September 16, 2015

The tool of the month for September is the Atom Probe Tomography (APT) system. Users at the CNS have access to the Cameca LEAP 4000X HR. This tool provides researchers provides nano-scale surface, bulk and interfacial materials analysis of simple and complex structures with single atomic identification and accurate spatial positioning. 
The system works by systematically evaporating a needle-shaped prepared sample, either by directly ionization using a focused UV laser or a strong electric field applied to the sample. The evaporated

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