The W.M. Keck NanoEngineering Laboratory is uniquely positioned to support DNA nanotechnology research. The lab is equipped with low temperature storage facilities, DNA-based processing equipment and fluorescence imaging systems.
The Surface Science Lab is equipped with a table top scanning electron microscope (SEM) and 4 Bruker atomic force microscopes (AFMs) capable of a variety of scanning probe microscopy techniques invaluable for interdisciplinary research on material systems and devices. The newest addition to the lab is a Bruker Dimension Icon FastScan AFM system equipped with advanced nanoelectrical characterization capabilities housed in an inert atmosphere MBraun glovebox.
The Nanophotonics Lab includes a number of CW and pulsed lasers with pulse lengths ranging from mode-locked 30 fs to Q-switched 2 ns. The tunable ultrafast sources cover visible to near infrared wavelengths through the use of optical parametric oscillators or amplifiers (OPOs or OPAs). Experimental capabilities include ultrafast pump-probe (transient absorption) spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy.