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Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility

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Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility

The Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) is a large-scale user facility at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology that provides free public access to a multitude of high-end micro and nano processing and characterizing methods. Operated by the Helmholtz Association, it combines the expertise of 49 leading scientist and support personnel to operate 34 technology clusters.



Some of the facilities and research projects at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) are established through a combined effort with the KNMF.

The INT provides the following techniques for the KNMF:



Access is granted to national and international collaborators from academia and industry through the KNMF proposal submission system. Access is granted free of charge for non-proprietary projects after positive evaluation by an external peer review board.


Research Highlights

Size-Dependent Oxidation of Monodisperse Silicon Nanocrystals with Allylphenylsulfide Surfaces
Size-Dependent Oxidation of Monodisperse Silicon Nanocrystals with Allylphenylsulfide Surfaces

We are able to boost the photoluminescence quantum yield of colloidal dispersions of silicon nanocrystals capped with allylphenylsulfide.

Small, 2015, 11(3)
3D Reconstruction of disordered porous network at different length scales
Morphological Analysis of Disordered Macroporous−Mesoporous Solids Based on Physical Reconstruction by Nanoscale Tomography D. Stoeckel, C. Kübel, K. Hormann, A. Höltzel, B.M. Smarsly, U. Tallarek; Langmuir, 2014, 30, 9022-9027; DOI: 10.1021/la502381m
Functionalized Goblet Structure
Whispering Gallery Mode Sensors:
On-chip microlasers for biomolecular detection via highly localized deposition of a multifunctional phospholipid ink by Bog et al.  More...
Lab Chip 13 (2013) 2701-2707