Overview

The NanoTech User Facility (NTUF) houses leading-edge instruments for characterization and fabrication at the micro- and nanoscales. Imaging tools include a field-emission scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM) with tomography capability, a field-emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy-dispersed spectrometry, a laser scanning confocal microscope, a Raman confocal microscope, a fluorescence microscope, and two Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs). Fabrication tools include a fully equipped soft lithography shop and electron beam lithography capability in the SEM.

The NTUF is available to both academic and industrial users nationwide. Our staff has designed and implemented training programs that allow users from different disciplines to master the operation of our sophisticated tools after a few hour-long training sessions. The facility is accessible to qualified users on a 24/7 basis. In addition, our experienced team can perform projects for remote users and provides a variety of micro- and nanofabrication services.

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