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CytoViva

The CytoViva enhanced darkfield hyperspectral microscope with imaging system enables optical observation and spectral characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials up to 10 nm in solution. Since it is based on scattering of light by the nanomaterial against a very dark background, the interaction of nanoscale materials, live cells, pathogens, and tissue- and materials-based matrices can be imaged without fluorescent labeling or other special sample preparation.

Access:

Projects are initiated by a meeting of the user, principal investigator, Core Director and Core Manager.  Contact Mr. Tej Shrestha.  
The Core provides individual training.  
Trained users coordinate instrument use via the Scheduler.

 

Fees:

Nanotechnology core facility equipment use is currently free for properly trained persons, with approval of the lab manager.  However, a fee structure will be implemented long-term.  This fee structure is expected to be similar to that of the other core labs on campus.