About our center:

The Center for Nanostructure Characterization (CNC) at Georgia Tech is a multi-user facility. Its mission is to provide the Georgia Tech campus with state-of-the-art electron microscopy tools.

we have around 300 active users every year from 11 units across the campus, including schools of BME, CEE, IBB, ChBE, Chem, EAS, ECE, GTRI, IPST, ME and MSE. The journal publications that have been produced by faculty and students, postdoc as a result of using our facility are more than 200 per year.    


About our instruments

Here in CNC we are running two SEMs (LEO 1530 and Hitachi SU8010). The resolution of Hitachi Su8010 can reach 1 nm.  LEO 1530 has EDX attachment and can perform chemical analysis.

We have four TEM in the center. They are JEOL 100CX (100kV), Hitachi 2000 (150kV), FEI Tecnai G2 F30 (80kV, 200kV, 300kV), and JEOL 4000EX (350kV). The Tecnai F30 was installed in the march of 2012. The attachments on F30 include: STEM annular dark-field detector, Lorenz lens, electron holography Biprism, Gatan GIF system (Tridiem 863 UHS), Tomography holder (Fischione Model 2020 Advanced tomographyholder, single-tilt), Oxford EDX 6763, Gatan US4000 CCD ( 16 Million pixel resolution), double-tilt heating holder, double-tilt cooling holder.

The three X-ray diffractometers from PANalytical are: X'Pert PRO Alpha -1, MPD, and MRD.   


Also some facilities for SEM and TEM sample preparation.


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Address: PTB building, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta. GA 30318

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