VINSE News & Events



May 1, 2017: Early May move dates for several tools have been delayed pending satisfactory resolution of recurring ventilation design and operation issues in the new cleanroom. The cleanroom construction and engineering design team are initiating corrective actions to address these issues with resolution expected very soon. An updated move schedule will be posted once…

Posted by on April 28, 2017 in News


OSIRIS STEM relocation complete

The Osirirs STEM has been relocated to its new home in the VINSE Imaging Suite located in the basement of the Engineering and Science Building (ESB) Room 011. This is a fully digital 200 kV S/TEM system, designed to deliver revolutionary analytical performance in all imaging and analytical modes. Click here for training and access

Posted by on April 23, 2017 in News


18th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum – NanoDay! 10/25/17 – Keynote Speaker – William Buhro

18th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  William Buhro will be this year’s keynote speaker. more details about NanoDay! 17 coming soon “Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals – Shape Matters” William Buhro Chairman, Department of Chemistry; George E. Pake Professor in Arts & Science Washington University in St. Louis The seminar provides a…

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium, ,


VINSE outeach program reaches milestone

VINSE recently hosted our 100th group of Middle Tennessee high school students for a daylong field trip to the VINSE laboratories, giving the students hands-on experience in science and technology. <–full article–>

Posted by on April 7, 2017 in News,

FEI Helios

Helios FIB-SEM now available in ESB

The Helios FIB-SEM has been relocated to its new home in the VINSE Imaging Suite located in the basement of the Engineering and Science Building (ESB) Room 019.  The Helios FIB-SEM provides the capability to fabricate TEM thin sections, modify surfaces using electron and ion beam induced deposition, and is an excellent imaging platform using…

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in News


Zeiss Merlin SEM relocation schedule

The Merlin SEM is moving to the new VINSE Imaging Suite in the Engineering and Science Building, room 015. Move schedule. April 19 – EDX system will be removed from SEM and packed for relocation April 23 – Last day of service as an imaging tool April 24 – physical move May 3 – anticipated return to service…

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in News


Rosenthal and McBride featured in Science Daily, Phys.Org, R&D Magazine & Research News @ Vanderbilt

‘Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasers Research team ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles, enabling inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customized rainbow of colors March 20, 2017. By carefully controlling the size of the quantum dots, researchers can ‘tune’ the frequency, or color, of the emitted light to any…

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in News


Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series : “Monolayer Magnets” Dr. Xiaodong Xu; University of Washington

April 5, 2017 Xiaodong Xu University of Washington Associate Professor of Physics “Monolayer Magnets” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract   Since the discovery of graphene, the family of two-dimensional (2D) materials has grown to encompass a broad range of electronic properties. However, until recently 2D crystals with intrinsic magnetism were…

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,

Bruker AFM

Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope – now available in ESB

The Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope has been relocated to its new home in the VINSE Imaging Suite located in the basement of the Engineering and Science Building (ESB) Room 023. The AFM is a state-of-the-art scanning probe instrument that can be used to map a wide variety of properties over solid surfaces in…

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in News


Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “The Future of Small” Dr. Paul L. McEuen; Cornell University 02/23/17

February 23, 2017 Paul L. McEuen John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science, Cornell University Director, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science “The Future of Small” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Over fifty years ago, the physicist Richard Feynman gave a remarkably prescient talk…

Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,

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