The ability to image and manipulate materials in the nanoscale range is critical for the integration of the highest quality materials science research into technological developments. Materials science is driving developments in diverse areas particularly ICT, energy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.
The AML contains a suite of instruments that covers the entire resolution range from transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies with spatial resolution up to the atomic scale, to scanning electron and ion beam microscopes for surface imaging and analysis. Many of these microscopy techniques not only support analysis but also can be used for fabrication purposes in the nanoscale range. All of these techniques are managed by a dedicated team of highly trained staff with many years of academic and industrial experience, who can advise on the most appropriate method.
However, with the proliferation of imaging and analytical techniques it can often be confusing to determine the most appropriate analysis method. CRANN’s Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) offers a unique spectrum of equipment housed within a single facility, designed to meet the needs for advanced manufacturing and materials research, whether for academic or industrial purposes.