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About NRF Posted on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:28 AM

The Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) service center was created to provide a state-of-the-art facility for: university research in micro/nano device fabrication, teaching laboratories associated with micro/nano fabrication, and a collaborative, open environment. The NRF currently houses over 60 fabrication and inspection related tools with a purchase cost of over $8M. The facility and its resources are available to the entire university community and provide an excellent foundation for current research and grant proposals.

New NanoCT Scanner at the NRF Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:37 PM

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Photo of a GE V|tome|xm240 CT Scanner

GE V|tome|xm240 CT Scanner

  • Non-destructive 3D scans with sub-micron resolution.
  • 400X400 mm (16X16”) detector plate.
  • Multiple scans of a sample can be stitched together.
  • Maximum geometric magnification 2000X (2D)/200X (3D)
  • Maximum sample weight 20kg.
  • 200 nm spot size
  • VGStudioMax II Reconstruction Software for post processing raw voxel data. 3D or cross section visualization, measurement and animation capabilities.
  • Easily exported to 3D printer compatible files.

Translucent 3D replicas of CT scanned lizard and frog

Preserved lizard and frog were scanned and post processed to create printable files for both the skeleton and soft tissue. Tissue was printed with clear material and skeleton with white material.

Photographed by Kristen Grace, scanned by Edward Stanley, printed by Scott Gapinski.

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