Director: Yogesh K. Vohra
Website - www.uab.edu/cnmb
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.
EquipmentDip Pen NanolithographyX-ray Photoelectron SpectrometerThin Film X-ray DiffractometerAtomic Force MicroscopyMicrowave Plasma Chemical Vapor DepositionPulsed Laser DepositionKnee SimulatorNano TribometerNanoindentation Micro Raman and Photoluminescence SpectrometerImaging Fourier Transform Infrared SpectrometerBisosensor CharacterizationNanofibrous Materials FabricationCenter AffiliationCenter for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration Grant AffiliationNIBIBNIDCRNIAMS
Serves - UAB Internal and External