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Industry Collaborators and Support
Characterization Laboratories Center - Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology's material characterization facility
The Characterization Laboratories Center serves as a supporting center for innovation and excellence in research by providing the researchers with the up to date technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure for characterization analysis. The center’s capabilities include a JEOL 2100F high resolution field emission Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with analytical instrumentation directly suited to structural and chemical analysis of nanoparticle and nanostructures, a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), a Dimension 3100 Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) with Nanoscope 4 controller and an electrochemical cell for in situ electrochemical characterization, and a LabRam HR Raman system for high resolution analysis of bioelectronic interfaces. The equipment is operated by professional operators and supervised by an IKI faculty member.
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JSM-7400F (JEOL) ultrahigh resolution Scanning Electron Microscope
Our group uses the Characterization Laboratories Center on a regular basis for both structural and analytical microscopy in TEM and SEM.
The Nano-Fabrication Center - Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology's clean room fabrication facility
The Nano-Fabrication Center (Nano FAB) includes 3 fabrication areas with class 100 to 10000 and two Nanolab (device diagnostic & characterization, and nanolab for packaging). It includes an extensive array of tools for physical and chemical deposition, oxidation/annealing/diffusion, wet and dry etching, lithography, wafer bonding, planarization, characterization, and testing. The complex incorporates state-of-the-art R&D and prototype fabrication infrastructure for Nano/Microelectronics, BioMEMS, BioChip, Microfluidcs, Multielectrode array, Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics and Nano/Micro systems. Nano FAB is operated as a shared user facility by IKI staff.
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We make extensive use of the state-of-art micro- and nano-fabrication facilities and associated metrology capability in the Nano-Fabrication Center. This includes creation of microfluidic systems for our bioMEMS research, nanostructure arrays for device configuration and testing, and standard test sites for electrical measurements of thin film materials.
- Professor Gal Markel, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Tel-Aviv University, Israel (Cancer Diagnosis)
- Professor Deanna Kelly, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States (Schizophrenia Treatment Monitoring)
- Professor Nathalia Peixoto, George Mason University, United States (Neural Engineering)
- Professor Greg Payne, University of Maryland College Park, United States (Biomaterials)
- Dr. Anat Milo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Physical Chemistry)