• Nanoscale Materials Fabrication and Characterization Core
    Nanoscale Materials Fabrication and Characterization Core

    Director: Yogesh K. Vohra
    Email: ykvohra@uab.edu
    Phone: 205-934-6662

    Website - www.uab.edu/cnmb

    Contact
    Charita H. Cadenhead
    charita@uab.edu
    205-975-8076

    The Nanoscale Materials Fabrication and Characterization Core in the UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) feature state of the art nanofabrication and characterization facilities. These include facilities for the fabrication of nanostructured thin film coatings, nanoparticle synthesis, nanofibrous materials, and nanoscale patterning of surfaces using lithography. The nanoscale materials and coatings can be composed of diamond, metals, ceramics, and polymeric materials for a variety of applications in biomedical implants, nanoparticles in bio-sensing, drug delivery and biomedical imaging. The core also offers a suite of instruments for characterization of nanoscale materials using atomic force microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, thin-film x-ray diffraction, Raman and Infrared spectroscopy. The mechanical testing includes nanoindentation hardness, nanoscale tribological testing, and wear simulators for evaluation of biomedical implants. The core also provides to all internal and external users full support in the analysis and interpretation of data that is obtained using the below mentioned equipment.

    Equipment
    Dip Pen Nanolithography
    X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer
    Thin Film X-ray Diffractometer
    Atomic Force Microscopy
    Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Pulsed Laser Deposition
    Knee Simulator
    Nano Tribometer
    Nanoindentation
    Micro Raman and Photoluminescence Spectrometer
    Imaging Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
    Bisosensor Characterization
    Nanofibrous Materials Fabrication


    Center Affiliation
    Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration

    Grant Affiliation
    NIBIB
    NIDCR
    NIAMS

    Serves - UAB Internal and External