VINSE News & Events


Nanocrystal / Analytical Lab Relocation Information

VINSE plans to begin moving Nanocrystal and Analytical tools from the current SC 6210 lab to the new ESB 107 lab on Thursday June 1. The last day to use the current laboratory will be Wednesday May 31. VINSE hopes and expects to have the new up and running on Monday June 5, or early…

Posted by on June 5, 2017 in News


2017 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule

The VINSE summer nanoseminar series provides an opportunity for graduate students or post-docs to share their current research with the larger VINSE community to foster discussion and collaboration.  Each seminar will consist of 2 talks of 15-20 minutes each with 10-15 minutes of questions.  The goal of these talks is to discuss and challenge the…

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Events, News,


Clare McCabe and Sharon Weiss named to endowed chairs

  Clare McCabe McCabe is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, associate dean of Vanderbilt’s graduate school and director of Postdoctoral Affairs. She uses molecular modeling to understand the thermodynamic and transport properties of complex fluids, nanomaterials and biological systems. Current projects including developing novel lubricants for nano-scale devices, understanding the self-assembly of skin…

Posted by on May 10, 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


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

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