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Left to Right:  Current SSL research staff members Kari Livingston, Dr. Paul Davis, Sam Ryan, and Jesse Schimpf.

Left to Right: Current SSL research staff members Kari Livingston, Dr. Paul Davis, Sam Ryan, and Jesse Schimpf.



Left to Right:  Current and former SSL researchers Jasen Nielsen, Dr. Paul Davis, Corey Efaw, and Katie Livingston Yocham

Left to Right: Current and former SSL researchers Jasen Nielsen, Dr. Paul Davis, Corey Efaw, and Katie Livingston Yocham



Facilities & Equipment

The SSL consists of a 600 ft2 lab specifically engineered to provide a constant temperature, low noise environment for optimal AFM and SEM operation.  Individual systems are located on isolated concrete slabs, and all 3 Bruker AFMs are situated atop vibration isolation tables and housed in acoustic dampening enclosures.  A Herzan VA-2 3-axis accelerometer is available for characterizing and monitoring the vibrational noise spectrum.  More details regarding the SSL’s capabilities can be found in the SSL Brochure, and a recent quote regarding the SSL’s suite of Bruker AFMs can be found on the Bruker Surface Analysis website alongside testimonials from other high profile Bruker AFM users around the world.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Systems

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Systems

SSL Researchers & FastScan Bio

Elton & Brett @ MM8

Dr. Elton Graugnard and MSE graduate student Brett Ward at the MultiMode 8.


Chris & Amber @ SEM


AFM/SPM Capabilities

OrigamiB-BoiseStateB-animation

Nanoscale Boise State logo constructed out of DNA origami.

Amy loading probe


Research & Training

Media

Publications

  • Corrosion
  • DNA Origami
  • Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys (FSMA)
  • Novel Chalcogenide-Based Memory Devices
  • Two-Dimensional Materials & Nanocomposites


Online Resources


Collaborators

ECE = Boise State Electrical & Computer Engineering
MBE = Boise State Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
MSE = Boise State Materials Science & Engineering
INL = Idaho National Laboratory
NNU = Northwest Nazarene University