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Our students perform more than 30 practicals over an intense 7 week period at the start of their course. These practicals are held in different departments / research groups all across the University in small groups of around 3 students each.

Students get hands-on training on cutting-edge techniques for nano research through these practicals, in addition to becoming closely aware of research going on across the University. The practicals for 2018-19 include:

  1. AFM 1 – basics
  2. AFM 2 – advanced
  3. Scalable Nanofabrication 1  -   Inverse Opal Electrode
  4. Scalable Nanofabrication 2 -  R2R Nanoimprint
  5. Optical microscopy
  6. Confocal microscopy
  7. Superresolution microscopy
  8. Raman spectroscopy
  9. Microfluidics 1
  10. Microfluidics 2
  11. Nanocrystal Batch Synthesis and Characterisation
  12. Solar cell fabrication
  13. Solar Cell characterisation
  14. Nanoparticle Flow Synthesis and Characterisation
  15. NP imaging with TEM
  16. DNA Origami
  17. Devices 1- e-beam lithography
  18. Devices 2 - Graphene Growth and Transfer
  19. Devices 3 - FIB
  20. Cyclic Voltammetry
  21. Electrodeposition + Nanoelectrochemistry
  22. ESEM and EDS
  23. High Resolution TEM
  24. Multidimensional Data Analysis in Electron Microscopy
  25. x-ray diffraction
  26. Gas adsorption / BET
  27. TGA/DSC
  28. DLS / Zetasizer
  29. 3D Printing + Matlab
  30. Intro to Python programming
  31. Arduinos and Raspberry Pi

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Black researchers shaping the future

Oct 13, 2018

As the UK marks Black History Month, researchers from across the University talk about their route to Cambridge, their inspiration and their motivation.

‘Symposium as Sea’ in Antarctica

Oct 05, 2018

c2014 student Hannah Laeverenz Schlogelhofer has returned from an expedition to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound Leadership Programme.

NanoDTC Associates Programme

Sep 26, 2018

We are now accepting applications from current PhD students in Cambridge to become affiliated to the NanoDTC. Deadline 25th Oct.

Diversity Champ Carmen wins IoP Medal and Prize

Jul 11, 2018

Congratulations Carmen Palacios Berraquero (c2013) for winning the 2018 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize – an IoP award for outstanding early career female physicists