Medium Range Facility

AFM

AFM

The Nanowizard II - JPK-Bruker is designed for biological samples. It is equipped with a Zeiss fluorescence microscope and it is used for high resolution imaging and nanomechanical characterization.
AFM BIO

AFM BIO

The instrument allows topological images of biological samples, e.g. tissues and cells. It can be used as a nano-manipulation instrument, allowing modifications of the morphology of a substrate. For biological systems, it also allows the nano-stimulation of the sample. The instrument features an XY-stage with a transmission optical microscope, allowing the acquisition of images in time laps during cell culture.
AFM Raman with Optical Profiler

AFM Raman with Optical Profiler

The Raman Spectrometer XploRA Plus is a compact and fully automated micro-spectrometer using the vibrational Raman spectroscopy and an AFM for combined Raman-AFM and TERS. The operation modes combine confocal Raman, fluorescence and photoluminescesce imaging and spectroscopy, through manipulators and probes.
Confocal Microscope 1

Confocal Microscope 1

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Leica TCS SP2 equipped with 3 fluorescence PMT detectors
Confocal Microscope 2

Confocal Microscope 2

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Leica TCS SP8 equipped with DMI8 microscope, FCS Picoquant module and with PMT detector for transmission imaging and 5 internal detectors.
Confocal Microscope 3

Confocal Microscope 3

This is a state of the arte confocal microscope with excitation given by laser lines at 454, 488, 514, 635 nm and equipped wit Hybrid PMT detectors. The system has spectral resolution on the images. In addition the microscope is equipped with a STED superresolution module.
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy in Transmission, model Thermo Scientific™ Glacios™. The instrument is equipped with XFEG optics at 200 keV, cryogenic system of the sample preparation and handling, and software and support tools for the analysis of collected images. The Cryo-TEM is equipped with XFEG optics at 200 keV
DNA Sequencing NGS

DNA Sequencing NGS

NextSeq 550 is a NGS system capable of: Exome Sequencing; Targeted Gene Sequencing and whole genome; total RNA-Seq, mRNA-Seq, gene expression profiling; Cytogenomic Arrays
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

DMA Star Systems – Mettler Toledo – allows Dynamic mechanical analysis to measure the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of materials as a function of temperature, time and frequency.
ESCALB QXi

ESCALB QXi

The ESCALAB QXi X-ray photoelectron spectrometer is a multi-technique platform for XPS, UPS, REELS and ISS spectroscopies, also equipped with a dual mode (monoatomic and cluster) ion gun. Moreover it has a charge compensation system to perform XPS on insulating samples. It is equipped with two detector systems: one optimised for spectroscopy, consisting of an array of six- channel electron multipliers, and one for parallel imaging, consisting of a pair of channel plates and a continuous position sensitive detector.
FIB-SEM GAIA 3

FIB-SEM GAIA 3

FIB-SEM with simultaneous milling and EBSD. The intrument allows preparation of high-quality ultra-thin TEM lamellae, delayering processes in technology nodes, precise nanopatterning and high-resolution 3D reconstructions.  
Fluorescence Microscopy

Fluorescence Microscopy

Development of new methods for optical non-linear microscopy to be applied to biophysics and medical physics in-vivo. Under developing is a two-photon excitation fluorescence imaging microscopy and second harmonic generation microscopy.
FT-IR Nexus

FT-IR Nexus

Nicolet Nexus 870. Instrument for FT-IR spectroscopy and microscopy, model Nicolet Nexus 870, equipped with external optical table, two external detectors (MCT e TRS), GeATR, one Hind photoelastic modulator, and one IR Continuµm microscope.
FT-IR Nicolet

FT-IR Nicolet

The FTIR (dimensions 570 x 550 x 250 mm) is endowed with LightDrive Optical Engine components (source, laser, interferometer and detector) and a solid-state, temperature-controlled diode laser that with its enhanced long-lifetime and temperature-stabilized design guarantees accurate and precise data acquisitions.
Gas Chromatography – Ion Mobility Spectrometer

Gas Chromatography – Ion Mobility Spectrometer

Gas chromatograph coupled with mass spectroscope for the identification and quantification of chemicals in mixtures. The instrument is complemented by an autosampler enabling the automatic analysis.
Mass Spectrometer 1

Mass Spectrometer 1

The rapiflex™ MALDI Tissuetyper™ is specifically designed for MS imaging with a spatial resolution of 10-20 µm, so as to obtain information at the single cell level, and with a speed 10 times better than other commercial MS-Imaging tools.
Mass Spectrometer 2

Mass Spectrometer 2

Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid mass spectrometer for the analysis of molecules and supramolecular complexes with ultra-high resolution for proteomics, structural proteomics and other omics sciences. The instrument supports multiple fragmentation modes (CID, HCD, ETD) and their combinations and is coupled with a nano-flow UHPLC EASY-nLC 1000,
MONeutron

MONeutron

Extreme space weather due to the sun and its impact on the aging human body, biological and electronic systems. The new class of neutron compact monitor is registering a constant feed of neutron data in real-time produced by the extreme neutron space weather due to the Sun (potentially hazardous solar activity), collected view from Earth and space, in mixed radiation environments.
Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer

Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer

Multipurpose diffractometer for the collection of wide-angle (WAXS) and small-angle diffraction (SAXS) data on bulk materials, powders, thin films, epitaxial layers, in reflection, grazing incidence and transmission geometry, on flat samples or capillaries. The data collected can provide information on crystal structure, microstructure of materials, and thickness of thin layers. An Eulerian Cradle is also available, allowing the investigation of preferred orientation and residual stress on bulk and thin film samples.
NMR 600 MHz

NMR 600 MHz

The NMR spectrometer is Bruker Avance III 600 MHz NMR, equipped with three probes suitable for the analysis of liquid, solid and heterogeneous samples.
Raman Confocal Microscope

Raman Confocal Microscope

Microscope inViaTM QontorTM model, with excitations at 532 and 785 nm, with motorized XYZ stage, flexible arm and Raman imaging techniquesx
RETINA

RETINA

RETINA provides non-destructive material analysis of various medium-sized samples via X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, and 2D/3D X-ray imaging techniques.
SAXS GISAXS

SAXS GISAXS

Xenocs XEUSS 3.0 system operates in SAXS (Small Angle X-ray Scattering), USAXS (Ultra SAXS) and GISAXS (Grazing Incidence SAXS) modes. It is equipped for measurements on powders, pastes, gels, liquids and films, temperature control and robot for automation of sample preparation.
SAXS WAXD

SAXS WAXD

Small and Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer. Samples can be measured at different temperature, humidity, high pressure and under mechanical stress/strain conditions. Special features: - TrueFocus: self-alignment with X-ray beam; - TrueSWAXS: simultaneous SWAXS studies up to 60° 2Ѳ.
SEM FEI

SEM FEI

Scanning Electron Microscope with field emission source, equipped with SE, BSE and Environmental (GSED) detectors, EDS system (Oxford Inca Energy System 250), heating stage (FEI) and tensile/compression test module (Gatan MST200).
SEM LEO SUPRA

SEM LEO SUPRA

The SUPRA 35 Field Emission SEM provides improved image resolution and a high productivity and versatility.
SEM ZEISS GEMINI

SEM ZEISS GEMINI

FEG-SEM with a nominal resolution of 1.2 nm, equipped with an integrated EDS/WDS micro-analytical system and with an EBSD detector for the crystallographic analysis of the sample surface
SEM ZEISS SIGMA

SEM ZEISS SIGMA

Scanning electron microscope with field-emission source, equipped with detectoirs for EDS, backscattered and secondary electrons
SEM&C-AFM with Optical Profiler

SEM&C-AFM with Optical Profiler

SEM system with EDS-SPM, Correlative AFM during SEM. The instrument has conventional tungsten filament, equipped with modern electron optics based on a unique four-lens Wide Field OpticsTM column. The SEM is equipped with four types of detectors (EDS, BSE, SE, water vapour detector).
Spectrofluorimeter

Spectrofluorimeter

The spectrometer Eclipse, Varian, is a fluorimeter for the measurement of excitation and emission spectra of fluorophores in solutions.
TEM FEI

TEM FEI

Transmission Electron Microscope with LaB6 source (120 kV) and BF detector and FEI Eagle 4k CCD camera (bottom mounted).
TEM High Resolution

TEM High Resolution

The TEM instrument - ThermoFisher Talos F200X - combines outstanding high-resolution S/TEM and TEM imaging with high performance energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) signal detection and 3D chemical characterization with compositional mapping.
TEM JEOL

TEM JEOL

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with LaB6 emitter, 80-200 kV accelerating voltage, point-to-point resolution of 0.24 nm, EDS micro-analysis, 9 Mpx CMOS camera.
TLM platform

TLM platform

Inverted optical (brightfield) microscopy is utilized to capture time-lapse measurements of cells and tissues in lab-on-chip and organ-on-chip devices, employing an integrated incubator.
UTEM & LUMiNaD

UTEM & LUMiNaD

Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope (UTEM) @ the Laboratory of Ultrafast Microscopy for Nanoscale Dynamics (LUMiNaD).
X-Ray Diffractometer

X-Ray Diffractometer

Rigaku SmartLab SE is an X-ray powder diffractometer for thin film diffraction, SAXS, pole figure, residual stress and non-ambient experiments, and with automatic alignment.
XRD TOMOGRAPHY

XRD TOMOGRAPHY

The RIGAKU Nano3DX is a X-ray microscope to measure large samples at high resolution. This is achieved with a high-power rotating anode X-ray source and a high-resolution cMOS-type detector. The instrument allopws CT reconstruction, image processing, 3D visualization and segmentation, quantitative analysis.
AFM

AFM

The Nanowizard II - JPK-Bruker is designed for biological samples. It is equipped with a Zeiss ...
AFM BIO

AFM BIO

The instrument allows topological images of biological samples, e.g. tissues and cells. It can ...
Confocal Microscope 1

Confocal Microscope 1

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Leica TCS SP2 equipped with 3 fluorescence PMT detectors
Confocal Microscope 2

Confocal Microscope 2

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Leica TCS SP8 equipped with DMI8 microscope, FCS Picoquant ...
Confocal Microscope 3

Confocal Microscope 3

This is a state of the arte confocal microscope with excitation given by laser lines at 454, ...
DNA Sequencing NGS

DNA Sequencing NGS

NextSeq 550 is a NGS system capable of: Exome Sequencing; Targeted Gene Sequencing and whole ...
ESCALB QXi

ESCALB QXi

The ESCALAB QXi X-ray photoelectron spectrometer is a multi-technique platform for XPS, UPS, ...
FIB-SEM GAIA 3

FIB-SEM GAIA 3

FIB-SEM with simultaneous milling and EBSD. The intrument allows preparation of high-quality ...
Fluorescence Microscopy

Fluorescence Microscopy

Development of new methods for optical non-linear microscopy to be applied to biophysics and ...
FT-IR Nexus

FT-IR Nexus

Nicolet Nexus 870. Instrument for FT-IR spectroscopy and microscopy, model Nicolet Nexus 870, ...
FT-IR Nicolet

FT-IR Nicolet

The FTIR (dimensions 570 x 550 x 250 mm) is endowed with LightDrive Optical Engine components ...
Mass Spectrometer 1

Mass Spectrometer 1

The rapiflex™ MALDI Tissuetyper™ is specifically designed for MS imaging with a spatial ...
Mass Spectrometer 2

Mass Spectrometer 2

Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid mass spectrometer for the analysis of molecules and supramolecular ...
MONeutron

MONeutron

Extreme space weather due to the sun and its impact on the aging human body, biological and ...
NMR 600 MHz

NMR 600 MHz

The NMR spectrometer is Bruker Avance III 600 MHz NMR, equipped with three probes suitable for ...
RETINA

RETINA

RETINA provides non-destructive material analysis of various medium-sized samples via X-ray ...
SAXS GISAXS

SAXS GISAXS

Xenocs XEUSS 3.0 system operates in SAXS (Small Angle X-ray Scattering), USAXS (Ultra SAXS) ...
SAXS WAXD

SAXS WAXD

Small and Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer. Samples can be measured at different temperature, ...
SEM FEI

SEM FEI

Scanning Electron Microscope with field emission source, equipped with SE, BSE and ...
SEM LEO SUPRA

SEM LEO SUPRA

The SUPRA 35 Field Emission SEM provides improved image resolution and a high productivity and ...
SEM ZEISS GEMINI

SEM ZEISS GEMINI

FEG-SEM with a nominal resolution of 1.2 nm, equipped with an integrated EDS/WDS ...
SEM ZEISS SIGMA

SEM ZEISS SIGMA

Scanning electron microscope with field-emission source, equipped with detectoirs for EDS, ...
Spectrofluorimeter

Spectrofluorimeter

The spectrometer Eclipse, Varian, is a fluorimeter for the measurement of excitation and ...
TEM FEI

TEM FEI

Transmission Electron Microscope with LaB6 source (120 kV) and BF detector and FEI Eagle 4k ...
TEM High Resolution

TEM High Resolution

The TEM instrument - ThermoFisher Talos F200X - combines outstanding high-resolution S/TEM and ...
TEM JEOL

TEM JEOL

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with LaB6 emitter, 80-200 kV accelerating voltage, ...
TLM platform

TLM platform

Inverted optical (brightfield) microscopy is utilized to capture time-lapse measurements of ...
UTEM & LUMiNaD

UTEM & LUMiNaD

Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope (UTEM) @ the Laboratory of Ultrafast Microscopy for ...
X-Ray Diffractometer

X-Ray Diffractometer

Rigaku SmartLab SE is an X-ray powder diffractometer for thin film diffraction, SAXS, pole ...
XRD TOMOGRAPHY

XRD TOMOGRAPHY

The RIGAKU Nano3DX is a X-ray microscope to measure large samples at high resolution. This is ...