Facilities and Equipment

The Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility

PINSE supports the Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF), a 4,000-ft2 cleanroom user facility located in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall. The facility is divided into two sections, Characterization and Fabrication (Cleanroom).

New User? See the sign up process here.

Click here for a map of the facility.


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Dual Beam System

Electron Microscopes:

Scanning Probe Microscopy

Thermal Analysis


Raman Microscope

X-Ray Diffraction

Sample Preparation



Fabrication (Cleanroom)

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Thin Film Deposition

Dry Etching

Thin Film Analysis

Surface Profiler

Thermal Processing

Wire Bonding




  * Equipment in rooms 620 and SB02A do not require cleanroom access.

To gain access to above listed equipment, complete the orientation steps described under Become a User after which you can sign up for an equipment training.

If you would like to review the general demand of each each equipment, you can use our equipment schedule viewing tool here.