The Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) announces the call for the use of open facilities. The LNNano electron microscopy facilities cover a broad range of capabilities focused in, but not limited to, Materials Science and Structural Biology.
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Researchers with approved proposals will be able to request financial assistance for travel and lodging to perform their experiments. Click here for complete information on financial assistance.
Access to Electron Microscopy Facilities at no cost for academic use.
Proposal submission for Electron Microscopy facilities must be done accessing the SAU Online platform choosing the appropriate facility: SEM-FIB (Scanning Electron and Dual Beam Microscopes), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopes for hard and soft materials), and CRYO-EM (Cell and Structural Biology).
In the next step, it is necessary to choose an appropriate External Committee (C1, C2 or C3) to evaluate your research proposal. The committees for each open facility are depicted in table below.
|SEM-FIB (Scanning Electron and Dual Beam Microscopes||C1 – Materials Science and
C3 – Soft Matter
|TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopes for hard and soft materials)||C1 – Materials Science and
C3 – Soft Matter
|CRYO-EM (Cell and Structural Biology)||C2 – Cell and Structural Biology|
Important: The inclusion of students (masters, doctorate, etc.) in the proposals is encouraged. However, students cannot submit a proposal without a senior investigator as the principal investigator. If the proposal is submitted by a doctoral student, it must contain a senior researcher, preferably the student’s advisor as principal investigator.
SAU Online is also the interface for giving feedback on infrastructure and services, as well as to update publications related to research developed with the use of the LNNano electron microscopy facilities. Updating the published results is mandatory since it is an important criterion of the proposals evaluation. It is worth highlighting the importance of updating the research curriculum at Lattes platform 24 hours prior to the submission of the proposals.
Please, note the following dates:
- Submission period: December 15th, 2022 to January 29th, 2023.
- Notification of the results: March 2023.
- Execution of proposals: April to December 2023
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