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Nano Research Facility

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St. Louis, Missouri, US

About Nano Research Facility

The Nano Research Facility (NRF) at Washington University in St. Louis cultivates an open, shared research, and education environment that brings researchers across disciplines together, particularly in the emerging area of nanomaterials with applications in the energy, environment, and biomedical fields.... Show more »

The Nano Research Facility (NRF) at Washington University in St. Louis cultivates an open, shared research, and education environment that brings researchers across disciplines together, particularly in the emerging area of nanomaterials with applications in the energy, environment, and biomedical fields.

The mission is to be a resource to the scientific and technical community for the advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology in a safe and environmentally benign manner.

NRF includes a micro- and nano-fabrication lab, surface characterization lab, particle technology lab, and imaging lab with a focus on bio-imaging. NRF provides unique technical expertise in:
Knowledge-based synthesis of nanostructured materials
Particle instrumentation tools for toxicity studies
Non-invasive imaging modalities for biological applications
Clean Energy Applications
Energy and Environmental nanotechology
Environmental Health and Safety

NRF is available to both academic and industrial users nation-wide and across the globe.

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Our Services (26)


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Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Services

Starting at $75.00 per hour

Veeco Nanoman Scanning Probe Microscope
Academic Service Rate: $75/hr
Industry Service Rate: $160/hr

Veeco Nanoman Scanning Probe Microscope
Academic Service Rate: $75/hr
Industry Service Rate: $160/hr

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Dynamic Light Scattering

Starting at $65.00 per hour

Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $125/hr

Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $125/hr

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Fluorescence-Based Microscopy

Starting at $65.00 per hour

Zeiss Observer A1 Optical and Fluorescent Microscope
Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $110/hr

Zeiss Observer A1 Optical and Fluorescent Microscope
Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $110/hr

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ICP-MS

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Starting at $85.00 per hour

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
Academic Service Rate: $85/hr
Industry Service Rate: $200/hour

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
Academic Service Rate: $85/hr
Industry Service Rate: $200/hour

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ICP-AES/OES

Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy/Optical Emission Spectroscopy
Starting at $85.00 per hour

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
Academic Service Rate: $85/hr
Industry Service Rate: $200/hour

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
Academic Service Rate: $85/hr
Industry Service Rate: $200/hour

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Nanoparticle Synthesis

Starting at $100.00 per sample

Custom synthesis of size and shape controlled monodisperse nanoparticles with and without added functionalization including:

Silver cubes, wires, spheres, and plates
Gold rods, cubes, dodecahedra, plates, spheres, hollow cages, self-assembled flowers, ultra-small thiol coated particles
Palladium cubes
Magnetite spheres,... Show more »

Custom synthesis of size and shape controlled monodisperse nanoparticles with and without added functionalization including:

Silver cubes, wires, spheres, and plates
Gold rods, cubes, dodecahedra, plates, spheres, hollow cages, self-assembled flowers, ultra-small thiol coated particles
Palladium cubes
Magnetite spheres, silica coated magnetite spheres
Silica spheres

Prices vary depending on customer requirements.

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Particle Size Distribution

Starting at $45.00 per hour

Analysis of particle size distribution using a Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS Dynamic Light Scattering system. Size distributions for particles between 0.2nm and 5um in size and suspended in liquid can be obtained. Sample temperature can be controlled from 4 degrees C to 80 degrees C and trending studies (time, temperature,... Show more »

Analysis of particle size distribution using a Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS Dynamic Light Scattering system. Size distributions for particles between 0.2nm and 5um in size and suspended in liquid can be obtained. Sample temperature can be controlled from 4 degrees C to 80 degrees C and trending studies (time, temperature, concentration, pH, salinity) are possible.

All size results are for hydrodynamic radius; not recommended for samples with very large aspect ratios. The minimum sample volume required for analysis is 100uL for a water-based suspension and 1mL for a solvent-based suspension. The tool uses a 633nm laser and is not equipped with fluorescent filters, so is not recommended for samples that absorb at 633nm.

Academic Service Rate: $45/hr
Industry Service Rate: $125/hour

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Scanning Electron Microscopy services
Starting at $100.00 per hour

Surface characterization and imaging of biological and material samples using a FEI Nova NanoSEM 230 field emission scanning electron microscope. Spatial resolution at 15kV in high vacuum mode is about 1nm. Low vacuum mode reduces charging effects and can be used to image non-conductive samples or samples on a non-conductive... Show more »

Surface characterization and imaging of biological and material samples using a FEI Nova NanoSEM 230 field emission scanning electron microscope. Spatial resolution at 15kV in high vacuum mode is about 1nm. Low vacuum mode reduces charging effects and can be used to image non-conductive samples or samples on a non-conductive substrate, such as a glass slide, without coating. Secondary and backscattered electron detection available.

Critical point drying and sputter coating are available for sample preparation if necessary or desired. No cryo stage available for frozen samples.

Academic Service Rate: $100/hr
Industry Service Rate: $250/hr

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Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Transmission Electron Microscopy services
Starting at $90.00 per hour

Transmission Electron Microscope for materials and biological imaging.

Sample preparation service for imaging of tissues or cross-sections of materials by transmission electron
microscopy.

FEI Spirit TEM
Academic Service Rate: $90/hr
Industry Service Rate: $250/hr

Transmission Electron Microscope for materials and biological imaging.

Sample preparation service for imaging of tissues or cross-sections of materials by transmission electron
microscopy.

FEI Spirit TEM
Academic Service Rate: $90/hr
Industry Service Rate: $250/hr

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UV-VIS Spectroscopy

Starting at $65.00 per hour

Cary 50 Bio UV-Vis
Wavelength range of 190nm to 1100nm. Liquid and solid sample holders for transmittance, absorbance, and specular reflectance.

Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $125/hour

Cary 50 Bio UV-Vis
Wavelength range of 190nm to 1100nm. Liquid and solid sample holders for transmittance, absorbance, and specular reflectance.

Academic Service Rate: $65/hr
Industry Service Rate: $125/hour

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Physical Analysis Methods

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Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

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Material Testing Services

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Electron Microscopy

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Optical Microscopy

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Other Mass Spectrometry Methods

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Spectroscopy

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Chemistry and Materials

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Materials Science

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Spectrophotometry

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Engineering and Fabrication

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Scanning Probe Microscopy

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Scattering Techniques

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Mass Spectrometry

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Microscopy

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Imaging & Spectroscopy

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