Nano-fs Lab Facilities:

Femtosecond Lasers and Infra-red Imaging: This table includes: 10W Millenia pump, Tsunami Ti:Sapphire oscillator, tunable fs OPAL (total tuning range: 375nm-2.4um with frequency doubling), inverted frame microscope with Andor EMCCD, and Mad City LP200 closed loop piezo stage.

Photoluminescence imaging: This table dedicated to energy and time-resolved spectroscopic imaging, including: Broad-band femtosecond KML oscillator, high resolution HR640 single grating spectrometer with back illuminated, deep depletion CCD, Oxford large-bore liquid helium cryostat (not shown), closed-loop piezo stage and supporting optics.

Single Molecule Imaging: This space dedicated to single molecule imaging apparatus, shown is a basic TIRF system, which has been modified to do PALM and DOPI imaging.

Supporting Instrumentation: A Pfeiffer turbo pumping station and a Varian evaporation system are housed in the lab (to the left of electronics bench). The South Dakota School of Mines also has a full suite of analytical instrumentation housed in the EMES facility, including TEM, SEM, AFM and X-ray diffractometers (for a more detailed description, see:, which are available to all student researchers.

Nano Science and Engineering PhD Program
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St, Rapid City, SD, 57701
Nano SE PhD Info   Tel: 605-394-5268