Monday, 22 September 2014 14:05

August 2014 Newsletter


August 2014 - In This Issue:
Nanonics Customer Workshop
Nanonics at NFO13
MRI-NSF: New round of application grants
Plenary lecture by Prof. Capasso
Did you miss our customer workshop? 
Hear the talks now!

A research symposium was held on July 21st showcasing Nanonics expert customers on the most challenging problems in the near-field. Addressing a full-capacity crowd, the symposium attracted participants from top universities including MIT, Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, University of Massachussetts, McGill University and University of Toronto.  


The plenary talk was given by Professor Federico Capasso of Harvard University on guiding surface plasmon polaritons (SPP).  Several other exciting talks were given throughout the day.  Prof. Nicholas Fang spoke on unique methods of plasmon excitation, and researchers from the group of Prof. Mike Naughton, who hosted the symposium, presented important results on optical coaxial focusing.  


Prof. Nancy Haegel, Materials Science Center Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presented her pioneering work in using a Nanonics AFM/NSOM integrated into an SEM for monitoring electron beam excited cathodo-luminescence at 10 times the standard resolution.  


The ultra-sensitivity of tuning fork feedbacks for force measurements was presented by Prof. Kit Umbach of Cornell University.   Prof. Ferat Sahin from RIT discussed new exciting directions in nano-indentation without the drawbacks of standard AFM-based nanoindentation.  Finally Dr. Antonio Ambrosio from Harvard University discussed exciting NSOM investigations of plasmonic propagation. Many of these talks and are now available on the  Nanonics Youtube Channel.


The next day featured a Multiprobe School offering parallel sessions of demonstrations with a Multiview 4000 system on NSOM and nanolithography measurements with experienced Nanonics application scientist Dr. Hesham Taha.  


Dr. Hesham Taha giving a demo
Workshop poster session
Nanonics at Near Field Optics Conference, NFO13 
Nanonics scientists will be at NFO13 to share the latest  near field innovations. Come meet us at Booth #2 and hear our exciting presentations:
1. ORAL "Shining light on the challenges in near field optics"; Ballroom #1, Wednesday Sep. 3rd 13:45-14:08
2.  POSTER  "Multiprobe NSOM Fluorescence"; poster session #2, Wednesday, September 3rd 18:00-20:30
More information on the conference can be found here.
US Customers - MRI-NSF announces new round of application grants
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI-NSF) has announced a new round of grants for instrument acquisition or development proposals in the range $100,000-$4 million.
Nanonics has provided customers with letter of support, quotes and collaboration for successful MRI grants in the past. Please contact us at if you are considering submitting a proposal for atomic force/scanning probe microscopy, near field scanning optical microscopy, low-temperature SPM, AFM-Raman, or any of the products we develop.
More information on these grants can be found on the NSF website.

Relevant deadlines:

Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline:  September 29, 2014

Agency Deadline: January 22, 2015

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