SCSU (Southern Connecticut State University)

CRISP also supports shared facilities at SCSU and the newly formed CONNSCU Center for Nanotechnology (CONNSCU-CNT).  The CONNSCU-CNT focuses on nano-scale characterization and includes the following instruments: a Zeiss Sigma VP SEM with EDS; a Hitachi tabletop SEM, funded by the state of Connecticut for CRISP education events at SCSU and local community colleges and public schools; a Gentlemill ion mill and two Allied Technologies polishing systems for TEM specimen preparation; a NanoInk NLP 2000 dip pen nanofabrication instrument; and a Phillips EM-400 transmission electron microscope.  These facilities can be accessed by outside users after paying a yearly membership fee, as well as a reduced fee for instrument time. For more details please go to