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​Ilse Katz Institute for
Nanoscale Science & Technology

The Characterization Laboratories Center at IKI institute serves as a supporting center for innovation and excellence in research by providing the researchers with the up to date technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure for characterization analysis. The equipment is operated by professional operators and supervised by an IKI faculty member. The center promote cooperation with industry by offer low-tech and high-tech companies with scientific and analysis solutions.


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Characterization Laboratories at IKI:


1.  Surface Analysis

    Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy-auger electron spectroscopy (XPS/AES)

    Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS)


2.  Spectroscopy


    Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

    FTIR polarization modulation measurements (for solid and liquid samples)

    FTIR imaging microscopy

    Electron spin resonance (ESR) 

    Fluorescence spectroscopy


3.  Electron Microscopy

    Analytical transmission electron microscopy (A-TEM)

    Cryo transmission electron microscopy (Cryo- TEM)

    Ultra high resolution scanning electron microscopy (UHR-SEM) + EDS

    Environmental scanning electron microscopy (E-SEM) + EDS


4.  X-Ray Analysis

    Powder x-ray diffraction

    Thin-film x-ray diffraction

    High resolution x-ray diffraction (double and triple-crystal geometry)

    Small and mid-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)

    Wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF)


5.  Biophysical Characterization and Advanced Light Microscopy

    Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF)

    Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)

    Spinning disc confocal microscopy

    Imaging ellipsometery and Brewster angle microscopy   


    Contact angle meter


6. Mass Spectrometry & Chromatography

    Orbitrap MASS spectrometer

    MALDI-TOF MASS spectrometer


7.  Light Scattering

    Dynamic light scattering (DLS)

    Static light scattering (SLS)

    Zeta potential measurements


8. Thermal Analysis              

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

    Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)

    Micro DSC

    Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)


9. Flow Cytometry              

    Image Stream (ISx)

    Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)