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Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab

Chemical and Biological Applications of Raman Spectroscopy (pdf, 7 MB)

Atomic Force Microscopy Lab

AFM operation

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Quartz Crystal Nanobalance Lab

EQCN Principles

EQCN Setup




Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Nanobalance (EQCN) technique utilizes quartz vibrations and piezoelectric effect to measure mass changes as small as a fraction of a monolayer of atoms


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Professor Maria Hepel

Department of Chemistry

Stowell Hall

44 Pierrepont Ave.

Potsdam , NY 13676, U.S.A.

Tel.: +1.315.267.2267

Fax: +1.315.267.3170





 to undergraduate





        Future science and technology careers will depend on skills and understanding of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  We provide the opportunity for students to learn it today.


Look at:

  • Nanoscience Projects in the Instrumental Laboratory course CHEM-415: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Quartz Crystal Nanobalance (EQCN), Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy (SERS)

  • Demonstration of nanoscience applications in electrochromic semiconductor films of tungsten trioxide - Quantitative Analysis course CHEM-311

  • Directed Study Research Problems courses CHEM-497 in Advanced Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology

  • Advanced Analytical course CHEM-480

  • Cutting-edge undergraduate research in nanotechnology resulting in publications and presentations at professional conferences: Special Topics CHEM-495

  • Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Research Program




AFM/STM Laboratory  has been funded by the NSF CCLI program, Award No. 0126402.

SERS and Raman Spectroscopy Laboratory  has been funded by the NSF CCLI program, Award No. 0941364.

Nanoporous TiO2

for solar energy conversion and direct methanol fuel cells


Degradation of dye pollutants

Electron density surface

with  map of highest Occupied Molecular Orbitals (HOMO) for dye pollutant Remazol Blue Black.  Decomposition of pollutants studied by photo-electrocatalytic method using TiO2, WO3, and MoO3 semiconductor electrodes

Quantum Conductance Monatomic Nanobridge Devices

studied using conductanc spectroscopy and AFM/STM

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