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); Agilent 5500, Buker-Nano Multimode with a Nanoscope IIIa controller, and Bruker-Nano Dimension 3100 with a Nanoscope IV controller. The Agilent SPM can be coupled to an inverted optical microscope to take advantage of emerging complementary optical imaging techniques. Additionally, the Dimension 3100 has the ability to probe the electrical properties of surfaces with conductive tip, scanning spreading resistance, and scanning capacitance modules. A Confocal fluorescence microscope, a Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) microscope, a PTI steady state Fluorometer, and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) are located in the Keck imaging the facility. The SEM is equipped with a Thermo Noran System Six X-ray microanalysis system and a J.C. Nabity Nanometer Pattern Generation Sytem (NPGS). Finally, a custom built Potential Modulation Attenuated Total Reflectance spectrometer (PMATR) is available for spectroscopic, spectroelectrochemical, and potential modulated thin-film measurements.