The Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology consists of the following Centers and Labs:
The Nanoscale Fabrication Center (NFC) is a shared resource materials micro- and nano-fabrication facility offering advanced fabrication instruments and approximately 10,000 square feet of cleanroom space. It offers services for lithography, deposition, packaging, assembly, thermal processing, plasma etching, and wet chemical benches.
The Nanoscale Imaging and Analysis Center (NIAC) is a shared resource facility with instrumentation for characterization of both organic and inorganic materials using high end electron microscopy and microanalysis techniques.
The Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory (SMCL) is a shared resource facility with instrumentation for the characterization of synthetic polymers, soft materials and polymer devices.
These facilities have broad impact across campus, and beyond. Here are some examples:
- Average annual use hours: 55,000 from 36,000 activities
- 135 principal investigators and over 500 users supported
- Users from 45 different departments from 8 schools and colleges supported
- Users from approximately 20 companies supported
- Users from 4 other institutions supported
- 7 courses supported
- 350 grants totaling approximately $175 million in research supported