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The Nanofabrication Center (NFC) is a state of the art facility dedicated to the design, fabrication, and testing of small scale devices. We offer tools and expertise to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale technologies, such as integrated circuits, microsensors, thin film coatings, micro-optical systems, and nanostructured materials.
Use this site to learn about the NFC and the nanotechnology research advancing at the University of Minnesota, and find out how we can support your research and development efforts!
Research abstract for new users
July 1, 2013
The Nanofabrication Center (NFC) and Center for Nanostructure Applications (CNA) are joining to form the Minnesota Nano Center (MNC).
and Particle Measurement Short Courses
August 19-21, 2013
This is an updated version of the short course that has been held annually since 1978. Participants will have the opportunity to gain theoretical understanding of aerosol property and behavior and receive practical training on skills to sample, measure, and characterize airborne particulate matter in a variety of applications.
Badger is replacing Coral. Sunday, March 10 will be the last day we will be using Coral for the NFC lab management system. Starting next week when NFC labs open after the maintenance shutdown, we will be using a new system called Badger. Fortunately Badger is very similar to Coral, and you will not find many differences between the two. To create your new Badger account, follow the instructions below. If you have problems or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the NFC office.
Inside the University of Minnesota's Nanofabrication Center: Take a look inside the University of Minnesota's Nanofabrication Center, a state of the art facility dedicated to the design, fabrication and testing of small-scale devices. Video produced by the Office of Business Relations, with assistance from the College of Science & Engineering.
Experimental Physics and Nanotechnology building construction begins. Highlights of the building include 43,000 square feet of modern and highly flexible physics laboratories and laboratory support space and more than 15,000 square feet of nanotechnology research labs (including a 5,000 square foot clean room). All together, the facility will contain about 40 new research laboratories. When built, this new state-of-the-art building will make a significant impact in advancing research and educating the next generation of high-tech workers in the state. Watch the construction proceed using our live webcam.