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Nanoscale Analytic Facility

The Nanoscale Analytic Facility offers electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy services. The facility is equipped with a JEM 2100 TEM (plus EDAX) as well as two atomic force microscopes (Veeco and Asylum) for 3D contact mode imaging. In addition to electron microscopy, the facility is also equipped with a Raman microscope and a NanoDrop device for micro-volume fluorescence spectroscopy. A spin-coater, and other sample preparative methods are available.


Dr. Charles Michael Drain
Facility Director


Phone: (212) 650-3791

Rules of Operation

  1. The facility is open for use by members of the Chemistry Department, other CUNY departments, and outside parties with the prior arrangement of the staff of the Nanoscale Analytic Facility.
  2. Your use of the facility will be recorded. For the TEM Microscope, you need to book your hours via the following links after you obtain your username and password from either Professor Drain or Professor Matsui. or
  3. The facility is available for use 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. After normal working hours (9am - 5pm, Mon-Fri) use the key obtained from Professor Drain or Professor Matsui to access the facility and lock up when you leave.
  4. Training is required before using all systems/instruments; this can only be done in collaboration with Professors Drain and Matsui.
  5. If you encounter problems with the facility e-mail Professor Drain at and Professor Matsui at
  6. Do not wear latex gloves in the facility.
  7. Do not leave your samples in the facility.
  8. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. However, you can book up to 4 hour slots on the TEM as well as other microscopes. Each is available on a first come, first served basis. If you come 30 minutes late you will lose your reservation. Certain time-slots are reserved for the facility director’s use.
  9. Clean up after yourself.
  10. Report all accidents (injuries, spills, fires) to the Hunter College Security (x4444) and Health and Safety Officer, Ricardo Franco (x4462).
  11. Problems, suggestions, and other issued related to the facility should be directed to Professors Drain and Matsui.
  12. Publications using data taken in this facility must acknowledge the support for the facility: Hunter College science infrastructure is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (including RCMI program, RR03037 and MD007599), and CUNY.