The Shimadzu Institute Nanotechnology Research Center provides a variety of specialized research and teaching labs. The facility includes a 10,000 square foot, class 100 cleanroom including wet chemical labs. Additional space is devoted to laboratories containing a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), a scanning tunnel microscope (STM), a focus ion beam (FIB), and an E-Beam writer.
Research activities are conducted through mutually beneficial associations of faculty, students and researchers from the departments of chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science, bioengineering, and physics at the University of Texas at Arlington. Furthermore, the center also hosts research investigators from other universities and industry.
Facility users are dedicated to furthering knowledge and promoting development across all sciences and engineering disciplines in the micrometer and nanometer scale. Among the research topics pursued within the center are:
• Biomedical Micro-Electro-Mechanical systems (Bio-MEMS)
• Optical Bio and Chemical Sensor
• Nanopores and Micropores for molecule and cell identification
• Advanced Solar Cell Materials/Energy
• Plasmonic Nanostructures
• Vibrational Energy Harvesting Devices
• Micros-scale Heat Transport/Dissipation/Conversion
Wide Application Sensor Systems
• Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems
• Flexible Nanoelectronics
• Single Electron Devices
• Quasi-Optical Wireless Communication/Radar Components and Systems
• Semiconductor Lasers