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 Scanning Electron Microscope, Zeiss Auriga 60 Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/Scanning Electron Microscope (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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yi Yi at email@example.com for further information about the NCF.