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:
- Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
- Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- Atom Probe Tomography (APT)
- Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Pulsed Layer Deposition (PLD)
- Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)
- Single-crystal X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
- Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) / Polymer Pen Lithography (PPL)
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.
We are able to boost the photoluminescence quantum yield of colloidal dispersions of silicon nanocrystals capped with allylphenylsulfide.Small, 2015, 11(3)
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