Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN) allows students to access and control microscopes, like FESEM-field emission scanning electron microscopes, and analytical tools, like EDS-energy (X-ray) dispersive spectroscopy, to look at nano-sized materials from the ease of classrooms, or even home computers, all across the country. Students control the tools over the Internet in real-time and with the assistance of an experienced engineer at the microscope advising over video conferencing software.
Click here to Schedule a Remote Access Session
Instructions for Remote location.
- Please schedule a session using the RAIN scheduling system using the link provided above.
- Select Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (UNM) from the list of participating centers.
- You will be contacted by SCME with a confirmation email.
- Select a sample from the provided list of samples or send your samples to SCME (Follow instructions for sample preparation)
- Mailing Address:
Matthias Pleil, SCME - Suite 235, 800 Bradbury Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Before beginning a session:
Please make sure you have the following before beginning a session.
- Install ZOOM software on the computer.
- Hardware required:
- Desktop or Laptop
- Webcam and microphone
- Speaker (for Classroom)
- Projector (Screen Share)
On the day of the session:
- You will be provided with a session ID.
- Open ZOOM software and Join the meeting using the provided Session ID.
- Allow audio and video for the session.
Request to gain remote access to use the SEM.
- When the instructor gives access to control the screen, follow the instructions.
- “Click to start the remote control of the shared screen”