Upcoming seminar: “Materials Science in Caribbean Art and Archaeology”

We are excited to announce an upcoming seminar by Professor Antonio Martínez-Collazo. Professor Martínez will discuss his work using materials characterization techniques to study works of art and archaeological artifacts. Following the talk, the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State will host tours for interested attendees to learn more about available characterization techniques and instrumentation.

More information can be found on the event website.

CryoSEM Now Available to RTNN Users

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State recently added the CryoSEM JEOL JSM-7600 to its characterization repertoire. This system can be used to evaluate hydrated, beam sensitive, volatile and low melting point specimens that are normally difficult to image in traditional SEM. The image displayed here shows the microstructure of a fibrin-thrombin hydrogel in its hydrated state. For more information, please visit the AIF website or contact Chuanzhen Zhou at her email czhou@ncsu.edu.