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Monday May 30th, Memorial Day, is a staff holiday - Buddy system rules for chemical work will apply. Also, the CNF cleanroom and labs will be CLOSED during the 2016 annual campus steam shutdown. The cleanroom will close at 7AM on Tuesday May 31st and re-open on Friday June 3rd at noon. Once we open it may take a few hours to a whole day for some specific tools and areas to stabilize. Check Coral to make sure your tool is up and running before heading back to the CNF.




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CNF Short Course,
June Registration Now Open!



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CNF Announcements & Press Releases including NSF/NNCI Funding!

The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) is a national 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. 2015 marks our 38th year in operation. Research at CNF encompasses physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences, and has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis. Over 800 users per year (50% of whom come from outside Cornell) use the fabrication, synthesis, computation, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex length-scales.

The research accomplishments (under "Publications" above) will give you a short introduction to the research, "Lab Equipment" offers more details on our facility capabilities, and our short course (under "Events & Seminars") gives a practical introduction to the technology. Other links and the search engine will lead you to a variety of information related to nanoscale science and technology. Click on the "Getting Started" tab above to find out what the CNF can do for you!

New users come to us from academia, industry, and government laboratories and learn to use the tools available in the facility to carry out their research projects. CNF is open 24 hours a day, and provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful cutting-edge research. External users typically spend a week to two at CNF to complete their work with strong staff support. Many projects can also be accomplished remotely.

A video tour of the facility is available for viewing over the web. This ten-minute video will give you a brief introduction to what types of equipment and processes are available at the facility. 

Gifts to Cornell NanoScale Facility are now accepted via the link at left (GIFTS).

CNF Users: Please acknowledge CNF in your presentations, posters and publications!


We invite you to explore this web site and our facility!


The CNF is supported by the National Science Foundation,
New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research,
Cornell University, Industry, & Our Users.

The CNF is a member of the
National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)



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