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New CNS Facilities at the Allston SEC

The Center for Nanoscale Systems recently opened three new facilities in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) at Harvard University’s Allston Campus. Our new materials characterization lab houses a diverse selection of instrumentation for analyzing hard and soft materials, including thermal, mechanical, surface, particle, and chemical characterization. Our soft lithography facility is equipped for fabricating and replicating micrometer to nanoscale features using soft elastomeric materials, either through self-assembly or replica molding. Meanwhile, the new imaging lab has two high resolution electron microscopes, along with an array of electron microscopy sample preparation tools for hard and soft materials.

 

Click here for more information about the tools available in our Allston and Cambridge facilities of contact info@cns.fas.harvard.edu for more information.

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Robert Westervelt, Director

William L. Wilson, Executive Director

The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Harvard University was created with a very clear vision: To provide a collaborative multi-disciplinary research environment to support of the creation and evolution of world-class nanoscience and technical expertise, for the Harvard research community as well as the larger community of external researchers both from academia and industry.

Our Core Values:

Facilitating leading-edge, multi-disciplinary, research and education in the areas of fabrication, imaging, and characterization of nanoscale structures, across the disciplines of applied physics, biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, geology, materials science, medicine and physics.

Creating a “world-class” collaborative nanotechnology research community by providing shared instrumentation facilities and infrastructure, expert staff, synergistic meeting places, and educational opportunities conducive to productive scientific engagement.

As the New England hub of the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), CNS strives to be at the leading edge of science and technology, by providing world-class tools for world-class research, and by fostering a strong competitive edge for our nation’s investigators. Importantly we serve a broad, diverse, national set of users who are focused on meeting the nation’s needs in a wide range of next generation technologies.

The focus of the technical team at CNS has been to develop specialized tools, processes, instrumentation, and expertise to help design, simulate, characterize, and fabricate novel materials, nanostructures, devices, and systems, going beyond conventional approaches. We invite you to join our research community, pushing the envelope of nanoscience and nanoengineering.

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New CNS Facilities at the Allston SEC

The Center for Nanoscale Systems recently opened three new facilities in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) at Harvard University’s Allston Campus. Our new materials characterization lab houses a diverse selection of instrumentation for analyzing hard and soft materials, including thermal, mechanical, surface, particle, and chemical characterization. Our soft lithography facility is equipped for fabricating and replicating micrometer to nanoscale features using soft elastomeric materials, either through self-assembly or replica molding. Meanwhile, the new imaging lab has two high resolution electron microscopes, along with an array of electron microscopy sample preparation tools for hard and soft materials.   Click here for more information about the tools available in our Allston and Cambridge facilities of contact info@cns.fas.harvard.edu for more information.

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