Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support. 2012 marks our 35th year in operation. Research at CNF encompasses physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences,
and has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis. Over 800 users per year (50% of whom come from outside Cornell) use the fabrication,
synthesis, computation, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to
Every week, several new users coming from academia, industry, and government
laboratories learn to use the tools available in the facility to carry out their research projects. CNF is open 24 hours a day, and
provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful cutting-edge research. External
users typically spend a week to two at CNF to complete their work with strong staff support. Many projects can also be accomplished remotely.
We also now have a remote office at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. The link is on the photo at left.
Please consider exploring the Societal and Ethical Issues of Nanotechnology by clicking on the SEI image below left.
tour of the facility is
available for viewing over the
web. This 10 minute video will give you a brief introduction to what
types of equipment and processes are available at the facility.
We invite you to
explore this web site and our facility.
The research accomplishments
will give you a short introduction to the research, the equipment
index more on the detailed capabilities, and the nanocourse a
practical introduction to the technology. Other links and the search
engine will lead you to a variety of information related to nanoscale
science and technology. Click on the “getting started” tab above
to find out what CNF can do for you!
Panoramic Views of the CNF Cleanroom, http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_panoramas.html