Nanotechnology Laboratory

The Nanotechnology Laboratory at Towson University focuses on quantitative measurements of nanometer/micrometer scale objects using scanning probe microscopy. The laboratory has two commercially purchased SPMs, both purchased from grants from the National Science Foundation. These instruments are easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and extremely powerful. They are multidisciplinary, allowing for cross - cutting experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Engineering. In addition to work with other disciplines at TU, collaborative work has been performed with groups at Howard University, Kodak, CopyTel, UMBC, Purdue University, and the University of Maryland, College Park (to name a few).

Laboratory Layout