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Equipment List


80+ Reactive Ion Etcher (tool referred to as the RIE by nanofab staff)

AAPPTec Apex 396 Peptide Synthesizer

AB Sciex TF4800 MALDI-TOF-TOF – Ideal for small molecules and (bio)polymers between 500 and 150,000 Da molecular weights

ABM optical contact printer

Agilent (Molecular Imaging) PicoPlus Scanning Probe Microscope

Agilent 1100 series (ion trap) LC-MS-MS Mass spectrometer

Agilent 1100 Series

Agilent 1200 nanoHPLC System

Agilent 1260 Infinity

Agilent analytical HPLC

Agilent Capillary Electrophoresis System

Agilent Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer

Agilent GC-MS 6890 Chromatograph

Agilent Precision Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer

Agilent prep and semi-prep HPLC's

Aixtron PECVD for carbon nanotubes and graphene 

Anaerobic chamber

Arbin Electrochemical Battery Tester

ASD QualitySpec Pro UV-Vis Spectrometer

Asylum MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscope

Atomic layer deposition

Avestin Cell Homogenizer

BD Biosciences FACS Aria Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorter

Beckman NxPHigh Throughput Screening Robot

Beckman Optima Ultracentrifuge

Biophotonic solutions MIIPS Box 640 pulse shaper for coherent control and microscopy applications

Biotage Microwave Reactor – up to 8 reactor vessels, 0.5 mL – 20 mL volumes.

Biotage SP1 Flash Chromatography

Biotage SP4 Flash Purification System – Ideal for small molecule organics and most low molecular weight polymers (MW<5-10 kDa)

Biotage V10 Solvent Evaporator

Biotek Synergy 4 UV/Vis absorption/fluorescence microplate reader

Bruker Autoflex II MALDI-TOF/TOF – Our customized research tool for advanced biomolecular characterization in 2D planar formats

Bruker AXS D8 Discover GADDS X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)

Bruker Biospin Avance II 500 MHz High Performance NMR Spectrometer with various probes including multinuclear CP-MAS probe

Bruker Daltonics MicroTOF-Q

Büchi Glas Uster stirred batch reactors up to 4 L, 150 °C, and 5 bar for scaled-up synthesis

CARY 5000 UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer

Catamount cluster

CEE 100CB spin coater station (spinner hotplate and cooling plate)

Cell culture incubators and biosafety cabinets

CEM Liberty Microwave Peptide Synthesizer

CH Instruments Potentiostat

Charge transport

ChemSpeed Multiplant Reaction System– up to 6 reactor vessels, 10 – 50 mL volumes; 2-3 reagents feeds.

Close-spaced sublimation in the cleanroom


Coherent Libra amplified femtosecond laser (45 fs pulse duration)

Coherent OPerA solo OPA tunable source (270 nm - 2600 nm)

Computational Resources

Core-level spectroscopy

Critical point dryer

Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy Capabilities

Custom-built supercritical CO2 drying unit with 1 L solid capacity

Danville materials micro-cab micro bead blaster

Dektak 150+ surface profiler

Denton desk V sputter coater Au/Pd and carbon

Dionex UltiMate 3000 nanoHPLC System

Directed self assembling by block-copolymer and imprinting

Dry etching

Ecopia HMS-5000 Variable Temperature Hall Effect Measurement System

Electron beam lithography



FlexAl plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (ALD)

Focused ion beam lithography

Focused ion/electron beam induced processes

Foundry-built ultra-low noise AFM

Fume hoods, lab spaces and chemical inventory for wet chemistry

GE Healthcare Akta FPLC

GeneVac HT-4X Evaporator

Gloveboxes integrated with high vacuum thermal evaporators and spin coaters

Graphene patterning

Home built light induced ALD developmental system

Home-built femtosecond stimulated Raman system for solid, liquid, and gas phase (~20 fs temporal resolution)

Home-built high temporal resolution transient absorption system for both bulk and microscopic samples (~20 fs)

Home-built second harmonic generation microscope

Home-made close spaced sublimation

Home-made electroplating station gold, nickel, silver

Home-made light induced ALD system

Homemade air cushion imprinting system

Homemade electron flood gun for large area exposure

Homemade manual scriber

Homemade thermal imprinting system

Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluorolog-3 Spectrofluorometer

Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRAM ARAMIS automated scanning confocal Raman microscope

Horiba JY UVSEL large band spectroscopic ellipsometer

Horiba LA-950 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Distribution Analyzer

Horiba NanoLog Spectrofluorometer System with visible/NIR detectors and PL lifetime capability

Hy-Energy Sieverts high pressure adsorption analyzer for hydrogen and methane

Japan Analytical Industry LC-9101 Recycling Preparative SEC – Ideal for chloroform-soluble macromolecules ~2,000-20,000 Da in molecular weight.

Jasco Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter

JC Meyer Solvent Purification System: THF, DCM, DMF, toluene, methanol, pyridine, triethylamine, and acetonitrile

JEOL 2100-F 200 kV Field-Emission Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope

Jobin Yvon FluoroMax Fluorometer

L-Edit layout editor CAD for GDSII

Lakeshore CPX-HF Superconducting Magnet-Based Horizontal Field Cryogenic Probe Station


Leica DM4000 Optical Microscope

Leica DM4500P Optical Microscope with polarization

Leica MZ16 Stereo microscope

Leica optical microscope


Low temperature and inert atmosphere probe stations 

Lumerical FDTD computational package

Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS

Many-body perturbation theory and TDDFT

Mettler-Toledo Microbalance


Micromeritics Tri-Star for N2 uptake, prosity, and surface area measurements

Molecular Devices Absorbance and Fluorescence Plate Readers

Molecular Foundry cleanroom (400 m2), divided into clean-class 100 and 10,000 areas

Molecular Imprint Imprio 55 flash imprint lithography (S-FIL™)

Nano (432 Intel Xeon processor machine)

Nanofluidic fabrication

NanoLog spectrofluorometer system

Nanophotonic fabrication

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC),

New Brunswick BioFlo 310 Fermenter

Nikon Eclipse TE200 Optical Microscope

NIRVANA NIR/Vis absorption microplate reader

Nitrogen Glove Boxes (equipped with freezer units): nanoscale material synthesis and polymer/small molecule synthesis


Olympus IX-81 Total Internal Reflection Microscope with Spinning Disk, and Andor EMCCD and Hamamatsu R2 cameras

Optical Spectro-Microscopy Lab

Orb Optronix ETΦ™ LED Characterization System

Oxford instruments PECVD

Ozone cleaner

PANDA – our Freeslate Semi-continuous Parallel Pressure Reactor (ScPPR) for high throughput synthesis of organic, polymeric, and composite nanomaterials – up to 24 reactor vessels, 3 – 8 mL volumes; 8 independent reagents feeds.

Perkin Elmer Spectrum One FT-IR with HATR assembly

PHI 660 Scanning Auger (SAM) system with CeB6 electron gun

Photovoltaic testing station

Plasma lab 100 Viper (referred to as Viper or High Frequency Etcher)

Plasmalab 100 Inductively Coupled Etcher 1 (referred to as ICP 1 or Chlorine ICP)

Plasmalab 100 Inductively Coupled Etcher 2 (referred to as ICP 2 or Fluorine ICP)

Polyscience Immersion Cooler (variable temperature)

Princeton Applied Research 273 Potentiostat for electrochemistry

Protein Technologies Inc. Prelude Synthesizer

Ramé-Hart contact angle goniometer

Real Time PCR7000 Sequence detection System

Resist development

Resist process analysis

Robotic Oligopeptoid Nanostructure Discovery Apparatus (RONDA)

ROXI automated synthesis robot

RSoft photonics simulation software:FullWAVE finite-difference time-domain (FDTD), BandSOLVE plane wave expansion (PWE) algorithm, FemSIM finite element method (FEM)

Rucker and Kolls Probe Station

Sample preparation tools including: Langmuir Blodgett trough, UV ozone cleaner, oxygen plasma cleaner, mg balance, ultrasonic bath, 200 C oven and thermal evaporator.

SEM imaging to 10,000X. 5 kV Ar and 20 kV Ga ion guns

Semicore SC600 e-beam and thermal evaporator

Shimadzu UV-3600 Spectrometer (UV/Vis/NIR)

SolGel patterning

Soxhlet extractor with 1 L solid capacity

SP Scientific & Labconco Lyophilizers


Statistical mechanical modeling of phase change and self-assembly

TA Differential Scanning Calorimeter

TA Instruments Q5000IR TGA-MS

TA Isothermal Titration Calorimeter

TA Q200 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

TEAM 0.5



Thermal imprinting lithography

Thomas Swann 1x3 CCS MOCVD for III-V and other semi-conducting materials 

Thomas Swann 3x2 CCS MOCVD for nitride films and nanowires

Two Micromeritics ASAP2020 instruments for uptake, porosity, and surface area measurements with many gases, including N2, Ar, CO2, Kr, O2, equipped for physisorption and chemisorption

Two VWR ovens (300 degree C)

Ultrafast spectroscopy

Ultrafast systems transient absorption spectrometer

Ulvac Thermal Annealer

UV imprinting lithography

UVOCS UV ozone cleaner

Van der Waals and range-separated hybrid functionals

Varian 3200 FT-IR Spectrometer

Varian ICP-OES 720 Series

Veeco Dektac 150 stylus profiler (250G8)

Veeco Caliber SPM – AFM (CA260701)

Veeco Dektac 150 stylus profiler (250G8)

Viscotek Size Exclusion Chromatograph:GPC Max/TDA 302, THF, GPC RI detector, DMF

Vistec VB300 Electron Beam Lithography System

Vulcan (242-node cluster)


VWR ultra-sonic cleaning bath

VWR vacuum oven

Wafab acid and base bench VLF for wet etching (Polypropylene)

Wafab solvent bench VLF for organic flammable solvents (stainless steel)

Wafab utility bench VLF for a large variety of wet processes (Polypropylene)

Waters Acquity UPLC system

Waters MALDI Synapt G2 high resolution ion mobility TOF mass spectrometer with electrospray and MALDI source capabilities

Waters Mass Selective Autopurification system (mass directed semi-prep scale HPLC)

Wet etching

Workstation for Automated Nanomaterial Discovery and Analysis (WANDA)

Zeiss 710 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope with upconversion capabilities

Zeiss Crossbeam ESB 1450

Zeiss Gemini Supra 55 VP-SEM

Zeiss Gemini Ultra-55 Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope

Zeiss optical microscope

Zeiss Ultra 60 FE SEM