The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) has served the US research community for more than 25 years. Subjects of research encompass physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering, particularly with inter-disciplinary emphasis. During 2002, nearly 350 Cornell and 350 external users utilized the fabrication, synthesis, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex large-scales.
Users belong to diverse departments: astronomy, plant pathology, materials science, physics, chemistry, life-sciences, various departments of engineering, etc., and industry, and learn and use the tools available in the facility. CNF is open 24 hours a day, and provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful research. External users typically spend a week to two to complete their work with strong staff support. Many projects can also be accomplished remotely.
The CNF Equipment List & Status Page contains the list of equipments available and the current status of the equipments.