Grant Participation Policy announced
MCN has announced a new Grant Participation Policy that offers additional in-kind support for grants that propose the use of MCN infrastructure.
In-kind support is available in the form of top-ups to pre-paid project funds that are linked to activities from successful grants.
Eligible grants will contain proposed work that will at least in part be conducted at the MCN facility. The work should be feasible within the bounds of current capabilities, and the MCN itself should be listed, where possible, as an in-kind contributor on the grant.
The full details of the policy can be found in the MCN Research Grant Participation Policy. For questions about how you can leverage this new policy in your upcoming grants, please email Dr Hemayet Uddin.
Vote for the 2017 Image of the Year
Stella Aslanoglou and Qianqian Shi
The gold nanocube plasmene sits on top of Si nanowires. This is an image that combines a "soft" plasmene and "hard" Si nanowires. When they meet with each other, both of them maintained their own characteristics: the Si nanowires provide supporting while the ultra-thin plasmene keeps flat on the tips without any structure collapse and shows a semi-transparent feature.
This image was taken using MCN's FIB-SEM.
Kate Fox and Alastair Stacey
Diamond coated 3D printed titanium cubes, coated using the MCN PCD diamond CVD equipment (credit K Fox and A Stacey). These cubes are part of a submitted article entitled "Polycrystalline Diamond Coating of Additively Manufactured Titanium for Biomedical Applications".
Gold nanowires synthesized on silicon substrates via solution approach at room temperature. They formed a structure resemble a piece of broccoli.
Image taken using MCN's FEI Helios NanoLab 600 Dual Beam.
Sara Ghavamian (Gholam Nejad)
The small round object trapped in between the spikes of the feature resembles a goalkeeper holding a ball under their arm. My surfaces are designed to investigate the antibacterial properties of patterned substrates and are imaged at MCN using NOVA FEG-SEM tool. The original mould was fabricated using photolithography but the visualized surfaces are PDMS (half-way replicated) or OrmoComp (fully replicated).
The ANFF-VIC Image of the Year shortlist has been decided and now it’s time for the winner to be selected.
Click the above images to see larger versions, and cast your votes by retweeting one of these tweets. The image with the most retweets by the deadline of 23 February will win the $200 cash prize.
2017 Image of the Year
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