The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) has served the research community for more than 25 years. 2007 will be our 30th year in operation. (30th Anniversary Celebration) Subjects of research encompass physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering, particularly with inter-disciplinary emphasis. During 2005, nearly 400 Cornell and 400 external users utilized the fabrication, synthesis, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex large-scales.
Users belong to diverse departments: astronomy, plant pathology, materials science, physics, chemistry, life-sciences, various departments of engineering, etc., and industry, and learn and use the tools available in the facility. CNF is open 24 hours a day, and provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful research. External users typically spend a week to two to complete their work with strong staff support. Many projects can also be accomplished remotely.
A video 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 the web-site and our facility. The research accomplishments will give you a short introduction to research, the equipment index more on detailed capabilities, and the nano-course a practical introduction to technology. Other links and the search engine will lead you to a variety of information related to nano-scale science and technology.