Optoelectronics researchers buy DPN 5000 for photonics and nanotechnology studies

February 10, 2011 - Marketwire — The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, U.K., purchased a DPN 5000 System from NanoInk’s NanoFabrication Systems Division to be used for the fabrication of nanostructured photonic metamaterials, nanophotonics and sensors.

NanoInk’s DPN 5000 System is a full-featured, dedicated instrument for versatile nanopatterning of a variety of materials with nanoscale accuracy and precision. With its user-friendly interface, it is possible to easily design complex patterns while also precisely controlling the tip movements during the writing process. Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) is a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology.

"NanoInk’s DPN 5000 system provides unique advantages in terms of materials deposition capability and scalability and we believe that many exciting research and commercial opportunities will develop from this technology," said Dr. Kevin MacDonald, senior research fellow at the ORC. "It will be particularly important in the development of our research on nanophotonics, metamaterials and optical sensors."

"The DPN 5000 enhances the Optoelectronics Research Centre’s world class nanoscale research in the areas of applied photonics and nanotechnology. It has the ability to deliver unique capabilities in new areas of research, including nanobiology applications," said Robert Marchmont, GM of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for NanoInk.

NanoInk’s NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop in an easy to use and affordable setting. It provides the ability to design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces with nanometer-scale precision and sub-cellular resolution. NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life sciences, engineering, pharmaceutical, and education industries. More information is available on its new Web site at: www.nanoink.net/divisions.html#NanoFabrication

The Optoelectronics Research Centre is a leading institute for photonics research based at the University of Southampton. It comprises more than 30 groups working in areas from optical materials discovery and fundamental photonics to light generation and advanced optical fiber technologies. More information is available at: www.orc.soton.ac.uk.

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