Capabilities and Equipment

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The Minnesota Nano Center (MNC) has over $30 million of equipment in place and operational for optical and electron beam lithography, thin film deposition of metals, alloys, and ceramic compounds, reactive ion and wet etching, nanoparticle synthesis, and characterization.

With its new space in the Physics and Nanotechnology Building, the MNC offers expanded facilities for research in basic nanoscience and in applied nanotechnology. These facilities will support researchers working in the three main areas of nanotechnology today: small-scale devices, nano materials, and biomedical applications of nanotech.