Nanoimaging Core Facility

Alexey Krasnoslobodtsev, Ph.D., left, and Alexander Lushnikov, Ph.D. Nanoimaging image

UNMC's nanoimaging core facility has reopened, complete with a set of four instruments that make it among the most versatile facilities of its kind in the country.

For more information, or to request usage of the nanoimaging core, please contact Dr. Krasnoslobodtsev or Dr. Lushnikov at 402-559-2597 or 402-559-2596.

Facility director Alexey Krasnoslobodtsev, Ph.D., a professor of physics who is leading the biomedical physics program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, said interest among researchers has been high in the reopened facility, and not only at UNMC. Since reopening July 1, the facility -- based at UNMC -- has served researchers from Creighton University, the University of Cincinnati and Ball State University in Indiana. Part of the facility's draw is its array of technology -- four instruments that are capable of a wide variety of nanoimaging. "The nanoimaging core facility is primarily based on atomic force microscopy," Dr. Krasnoslobodtsev said. "The resolution of AFM is about 1,000 times better than optical microscopy. So essentially, everybody who's working with nano-sized objects can use AFM." The four instruments in the facility are "built around atomic force microscopy, but they serve different functions," he said. The instruments include: