Most animal studies at CPNM have been conducted at FIU Animal Care Facility.

Nanofabrication and Nano-characterization at CPNM

  • Focused Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (F-MOKE) Magnetometry System (with a focusing spot of 1 micron and a maximum field of 3.3 T)
  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) and Torque Magnetometer, Kerr Magnetometer in a range of temperature from 2 K to over 400 K.
  • Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) MultiMode (from DI/Veeco Corporation) including: 1) Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), 2) Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), 3) Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), 4) Four-point Nanoprober
  • AJA Co-sputtering System
  • X-band EPR spectrometer
  • UV Spectrophotometer Agilent Cary 100
  • Cavity Resonator
  • Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM)
  • Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
  • Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)
  • NSF-MRI-awarded custom magneto-optical spinstand based around Spinstand Guzik V2002 (for industry-standard magnetic recording tests) and capable of both near-field and far-field optical measurements
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Facility
  • Fermentation and Protein Production Systems: Downstream processing (filtration, centrifugation, ultra-filtration, cell distribution, extraction/precipation) and Fermentation (shake flask to bio-reactor)
  • Class-100 Cleanroom Facility at Motorola AMERI Facility includes:
    • Dual Focused Ion Beam (FIB) System from FEI
    • 10 KeV four pocket e-beam deposition system with planetary and residual gas monitoring
    • SEM/E-beam Lithography (Nabity system)
    • Imprint Lithography (from Molecular Imprint)
    • Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP)
    • Four-tube low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) system CVD Inc.
    • E-beam evaporator
    • Rapid thermal anneal (RTA) system
    • Deep reactive ion etcher system
    • Spin-Rinser-Dryer System
    • Inductively coupled plasma system Oxford Plasmalab 100/180
    • 2 sputtering systems, all cryo-pumped (including AJA and MRS systems)
    • Ellipsometer
    • 2 mask aligners, SussMicroTec MA 6 and Quintel Q4000, respectively
    • 3D Confocal microscope H-S150 OP and Optical Microscope Nikon
    • Thin-film stress gauge Dektak
    • Surface profilometer Dektak 8
    • Resist/Spin/Coat station Headway/SCE
    • Ellipsometer FUV200 by Uvisel
    • Micro Probe System including four nano-manipulators for magnetoresistance measurements; Four-probe Station CM200 by Signature

In addition, we collaborate with investigators and use research facilities at Moffitt Cancer Center,  Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, Center for Nano Science and Technology of the University of Notre Dame (NDNano), Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of the University of Miami (BioNIUM) .