The University of Pittsburgh’s NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF) is a user facility in a 4,000 ft2 cleanroom environment (class 100, 1,000 and 10,000 areas). NFCF is designed to support 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 an electron-beam lithography system, a dual-beam system, plasma etching, thin film deposition, TEM, multifunctional scanning probe station, and modular XRD.
The Promise of Nanotechnology
“The use of nanotechnology in consumer products and industrial applications is growing rapidly, with the products listed in the inventory showing just the tip of the iceberg. How consumers respond to these early products — in food, electronics, health care, clothing and cars — will be a litmus test for broader market acceptance of nanotechnologies in the future.”
–Andrew D. Maynard
Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars