Facilities and Equipment

The Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility

PINSE supports the Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF), a 4,000-ft2 cleanroom user facility located in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall. The facility is divided into two sections, Characterization and Fabrication (Cleanroom).

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Click here for a map of the facility.


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Dual Beam System

Electron Microscopes:

Scanning Probe Microscopy

Thermal Analysis


Raman Microscope

X-Ray Diffraction

Sample Preparation



Fabrication (Cleanroom)

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Thin Film Deposition

Dry Etching

Surface Profiler

Thermal Processing




  * Equipment in rooms 620 and SB02A do not require cleanroom access.