Micro and Nanoimaging open lab

LAimage occupies about 65 m² of completly renewed facilities allowing to carry out analysis and characterization of nanomaterials and micro-nanodevices by imaging techniques including FEG-SEM, AFM, optical microscopy, X-ray fluorescence and micro-nanotomography.


  • Micro and nanopatterns generation by e-beam (nanolithography)
  • High-resolution FEG-SEM including transmission mode
  • in-situ and in-operando electrical nanocharacterization
  • Atomic force microscopy (topography, electrical potential, magnetic)
  • X-ray fluorescent (elemental composition)
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Correlative microscopy (optical-SEM)
  • X-ray micro-nanotomography
Imagem panorâmica do laboratório LAFoto


Open laboratories are learning environments with a multidisciplinary team and open access infrastructure to assist students, researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and startups to collaboratively develop innovative products, processes, businesses and generate scientific knowledge. Source: MCTIC (adapted)
Users will have at their disposal machines, equipment and software to develop their research, products or processes. Users are trained to use the equipment and, with exceptions, will be able to operate it. The open laboratories provide a healthy environment for the exchange of ideas, experiences and enable the formation of partnerships and collaborative networks. Source: MCTIC (adapted) . Go to Information and find more details about how to use CTI’s open labs.
The spaces are intended for: researchers, students, companies, startups and inventors who want to develop their projects, whether for scientific dissemination or to put them on the market. Access is franchised through financial or non-financial consideration in accordance with CTI's innovation policy and internal regulations. Source: MCTIC (adapted) . Go to Information and find more details about how to use CTI’s open labs.