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The NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility supports various areas of research.  Read More

Zeiss SEM vacuum chamber

Fully oriented and trained users may elect to utilize our equipment directly.  Read More

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The NFCF operates in both user mode and service mode.  Read More

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Our skilled staff can help you determine if our facility is a good match for your needs.  Read More

Hitachi E-TEM Feature

The NFCF is afforable to access for Pitt community users and external users alike.  Read More

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Each user has the opportunity to receive extensive training on any instrument in the NFCF.  Read More

Plassys Deposition

The NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility has a wide range of equipment available.  Read More

The NFCF supports the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale materials and structures, and integration of devices at all length scales. The facility houses advanced equipment with core nano-level (20 nm or below) capability for fabrication and characterization, including electron-beam lithography system, dual-beam system, plasma etching, thin film deposition, TEM, multifunctional scanning probe station, modular XRD, and more (see Facilities and Equipment).