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Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility
KIT-Campus North

Building 440

H.-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


phone: +49(721)608-23123

fax: +49(721)608-26273

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KNMF Profile

Five Steps to Success

1. Contact the expert(s)
2. Submit your proposal
3. Await peer review
4. Start your project
5. Publish your results

Welcome to Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)

KNMF is a high-tech platform for structuring and characterizing a multitude of functional materials at the micro- and nanoscale.

The Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) offers access to a uniquely complete set of fabrication and characterization technologies. External users from academia and industry, either national or international, can apply for open and – if the results are published – free access. Annual deadlines for the submission of proposals are January 15 and June 15. Applications for urgent and commercial projects can be submitted at any time (proposal submission). The highly qualified KNMF staff will guide users through the relevant processes and techniques to address their processing goals and characterization needs. KNMF encourages the early discussion of planned projects and scientific goals and is open for long-term collaborations.


6th XPS Workshop 2018

June 20-22, 2018
KIT Campus North, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

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Fundamentals and applications of surface analysis

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) as a widely used analysis technique provides quantitative, chemical state information for surfaces and interfaces. With our XPS workshop we address scientists, engineers, and technicians working in areas of materials science who would like to get insight into the fundamentals of the technique and current applications and research areas.

Leading international scientists and experts from industry will report on a range of important topics such as battery technology, polymer-based structures for devices, screen technology, bio-interfaces, catalysis, corrosion, and new instrument developments.



3D printed sample structure.
New Technology: 3D Printing

January 12, 2018

3D Printing provides a wide range of possibilities for the realization of freeform 3D structures. Recent developments allow for a wide range of materials to be processed, from pure polymer materials to highly filled composites for creating metal parts. As of today, 3D Printing can be selected as a technology (3DP) for KNMF proposals.

3DP Technology Description