The Peterson (1957) Nanotechnology Materials Core Facility was established by Thomas F. Peterson, Jr. (1957) to assist investigators in research relating to nanomaterials.
We have a broad range of equipment and expertise to work with nanomaterials for the purposes of both characterization and imaging. Core imaging capabilities include a high performance field emission transmission electron microscope equipped for STEM, EELS, EDS and cryo-imaging, cryo-sample preparation, a freeze fracture system, and an atomic force microscope. Instrumentation for material characterization includes high throughput particle sizing, HPLC and dedicated nucleic acid HPLC, dynamic mechanical analysis, and rheometry.
These tools enable the investigator to evaluate and characterize nanomaterials synthesized in their research.
Access is available to all members of the MIT community, to the extent permitted by available capacity. Priority access is given to KI members and NCI-funded research projects in recognition of funding support. Depending on available capacity, access may be available to non-MIT users (details available on request from the Core Leader, Abigail Lytton-Jean).
The Nanotechnology Materials Core is supported in part by funding provided to the Koch Institute from a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.