Facilities & Labs
The multidisciplinary research in NDnano is enabled by world class research facilities that provide the tools required to build and see at the nanoscale.
Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF)
Located in the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering, the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF) is a 9,000 sq. ft. clean room containing processing tools for fabrication of nano and microelectronic devices, integrated circuits, optoelectronic and nanomagnetic devices, microfluidic devices and sensors, and a wide variety of nanostructures and engineered surfaces for research.
Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF)
The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) provides tools for imaging a wide variety of systems, from solid state materials and devices to biological systems. These include transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, optical imaging systems, 3D printers, and specialty preparation facilities. The tools are located in Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering, Galvin Life Sciences Center, and Freimann Life Sciences Center.
The image shown is a scanning electron micrograph of polymeric nanotubes fabricated using a layer-by-layer process in a sacrificial track-etched membrane template, taken by Dr. Rajesh Sahadevan and featured in the ACS Nano publication, "Mixed Mosaic Membranes Prepared by Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Ionic Separations."
The NDNF and NDIIF are just two of the more than 20 core research facilities at Notre Dame.
In addition, the University maintains a wide variety of advanced fabrication and characterization laboratories, including Van de Graaf accelerators, wind tunnels, nanoelectronics device characterization, high-speed device testing, chemistry/biochemistry synthesis and characterization facilities, molecular beam epitaxy, and optical spectrometers.