iNANO commands a wide variety of analytical instruments for the elucidation of nano-structures and functions at high resolution. These include:

  • Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering spectroscopy (SAXS)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • High-field liquid- and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • High-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electron microscopy (EM)
  • Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-TEM)
  • X-ray crystallography (XRD)
  • Mass spectrometry (MS)
  • The IVIS Spectrum for bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging in vivo (Optical imaging)
  • Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS).

A number of these instruments are unique in a Danish and Nordic context; for instance, the world-famous “Aarhus STM” was developed at iNANO, and the recently purchased Cryo-TEM is the highest resolution instrument of its kind in Scandinavia. In 2011, the Danish Roadmap for Research Infrastructure promoted the establishment of a Danish-Scandinavian ultra-high field NMR instrumentation center at iNANO. This involves the installation of one of most powerful NMR instruments in the world.