Posted in | News | Microscopy

Nanolane Install SARFUS 3D Mapping System at ENSSAT

Nanolane has recently installed a complete SARFUS 3D mapping system at ENSSAT, a French institute of technology located in Lannion, France.

This equipment will be used for optics and nanotechnology practicals and will allow the ENSSAT students to venture for the first time into the nanoworld in a straightforward manner. Indeed, the SARFUS equipment, based on the use of an optical microscope and a new generation of microscope slides (called SURFs) endued with remarkable optical properties, enables the direct and real-time characterization of nanometric layers as well as the visualization of nano-objects (nanotubes, nanoparticles...) without any specific preparation or labelling and in a completely non-destructive, non-invasive fashion.

This technique is particularly suitable for lab work at any teaching level (secondary school to college or university) as well as for any kind of application be it chemical, biological or physical. This is the second time a higher education establishment has picked SARFUS ahead of the competition after the University of Amiens, France, did so last September.

About Nanolane
Nanolane specialised in the development and commercialisation of optical solutions for characterising systems at the nanoscale, commercialise a revolutionary microscope slide which allows huge increase of the sample contrast to a point it becomes possible to visualize nanometric samples with a conventional optical microscope.
The applicability covers:

  • Biological films, biochips, phospholipids, soft lithography, cell, DNA...
  • Nano-films, surface treatment, self-assembled monolayers...
  • Carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanowires, graphene...


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    NANOLANE. (2019, February 12). Nanolane Install SARFUS 3D Mapping System at ENSSAT. AZoNano. Retrieved on July 22, 2024 from

  • MLA

    NANOLANE. "Nanolane Install SARFUS 3D Mapping System at ENSSAT". AZoNano. 22 July 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    NANOLANE. "Nanolane Install SARFUS 3D Mapping System at ENSSAT". AZoNano. (accessed July 22, 2024).

  • Harvard

    NANOLANE. 2019. Nanolane Install SARFUS 3D Mapping System at ENSSAT. AZoNano, viewed 22 July 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.