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Equipment & Facilities

The Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) is a world-class facility with equipment and technologies ranging from imaging and diffraction to cryophysics. And for those requiring custom-made glass apparatus or unique, manufactured devices, we have an in-house glassblowing workshop and mechanical and electrical workshops.

Recently we have taken the effort to create virtual lab tours through some of our synthesis, structuring and spectroscopy facilities.


Open-access Facilities (KNMF)

The INT also collaborates with the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF), a large-scale facility providing public users from industry and academia free access to state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnologies. Part of this facility is coordinated in-house as the Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Laboratory.

FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope
Imaging and Diffraction

The FEI Titan TEM is just one of the top level instruments in the field of electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Bruker NMR 500 instrument
Spectroscopy and Analysis

In addition to standard instruments like NMR  or MALDI-TOF, home-build installations enable rather unique research activities.

STED Lithography

An enormous variety of surface structuring methods as well as three-dimensional nanolithography is available at the INT.

UHV Cluster Deposition Installation
Synthesis and Testing

Our synthetic capabilities in chemistry and nanomaterials are the foundation of our research efforts.

Bluefors Closed-Cycle Cryostat

Base temperatures down to 7 mK can be obtained in our cryogenic equipment.

INTCOOL Compute Cluster

Our INTCOOL compute cluster is a local complement to the central computing resources at the KIT.

glassblowing workshop

Our glassblowing workshop has the ability to manufacture unique pieces and small series according to the needs of our scientists.

Mechanical and Electrical Workshops
Mechanical and Electrical Workshops

This workshop has the ability to manufacture unique pieces and small series according the requirements of our scientists.