Argonne National Laboratory

Nanophotonics & Biofunctional Structures Capabilities


  • Field emission scanning electron microscope: JEOL JSM7500F
  • Laser scanning confocal fluorescence microscope:  Zeiss LSM 510 Meta
  • Raman spectroscopy: Renishaw inVia


  • Circular dichroism spectrometer: Jasco J-815
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy: Bruker
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy: Horiba Jobin-Yvon Nanolog Spectrofluorimeter
  • Electrochemical workstation (BASi Epsilon) potentiostat/galvanostat with rotating electrode capability
  • Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: Agilent 5975C Series GC/MSD
  • FTIR: Thermo-Nicolet Fourier transform spectrometer
  • Malvern ZetaSizer Nano (particle size potential)
  • Picosecond time-resolved emission spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy: Renishaw inVia
  • UV/VIS: Cary-50 spectrophotometer
  • Ultrafast time-resolved absorption spectroscopy
  • Visible and near-infrared microscopy:
                - Single particle and ensemble optical measurements
                - Visible and near-infrared laser excitation
                - Absorption, transmission, reflectance, and emission spectroscopy 400-1600nm
                - Microscope-compatible cryostat 4K-475K
                - Time-correlated single photon counting detection (TCSPC)
                           = Photoluminescence lifetime measurements
                           = Photon antibunching/correlation measurements
                           = Avalanche photodiode detection (APD) 350-900 nm
                           = Superconducting nanowire single photo detector (SNSPD) 900 nm – 2 um
                              (contact the custodian before submitting a user proposal)
                           = Temporal resolution 50-200 ps depending on laser source/detector combination


  • Biological safety cabinets [Labconco Purifier Delta Series (Class II, B2)]
  • Centrifuges (Beckman Coulter Optima L-100 XP Ultracentrifuge and Avanti J-E Centrifuge)
  • Glovebox (MBraun LabMaster 130)
  • Harrick plasma cleaner
  • Lyophilizer
  • Schlenk lines
  • Solvent purification (MBraun Auto SPS)
  • UVO surface cleaner


  • Would you like Theory with that? Joint experimental-theory proposals are possible and encouraged; visit the Theory & Modeling Group's website for more information about their capabilities. 

Please contact an nPBS Group staff member (non-postdoc) with any questions.