Points of Excellence
State-of-the-art nanofabrication laboratories
The Delaware NanoScale Fabrication Facility (DNF) is a user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support. The facility is housed in several class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms housed in the new DuPont engineering building. Research at DNF has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis and broadly encompasses the physical sciences and engineering. State-of-the-art equipment supports the fabrication, synthesis, computation, characterization, and integration of structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex length-scales.
Users from electrical engineering, other academic units, industry, and government laboratories learn to use the tools available in the facility to carry out their research projects. DNF is open 24 hours a day, and provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful cutting-edge research.
In addition to promoting fundamental advances and knowledge in nanofabrication technology, the goals of the facility includes the increased use of nanofabrication in non-traditional areas, and the support of graduate and undergraduate research in applications of nanofabrication.