Nanoscale Characterization Facility

image of Moitree Laskhar working  on the FEI QuantaFEG 600 SEM

The Nanoscale Characterization Facility (NCF) is a research facility open to all IU faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. It provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for the manufacture and characterization of materials and devices that have features with nanometer scale-lengths. The facility is housed in rooms 026 and 034 of the ground floor of Simon Hall, the multidisciplinary sciences building between the Chemistry building and Myers/Jordan Halls. Room 026 is a 1300 ft2 controlled-environment cleanroom that houses equipment such as a thermal evaporator and a parylene deposition device. Room 034 is 2000 ft2 of laboratory space that houses the FEI QuantaFEG 600 Environmental SEM, Zeiss Auriga 60 FIB/SEM and smaller equipment such as the Zetasizer, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, and a thermal gravimetric analyzer. The NCF website offers additional information about the NCF and its equipment, and is the gateway to NCF's equipment reservation system.

Contact Lyudmilla Bronstein or Yi Yi for further information about the NCF.