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Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility

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76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


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Deadline: June 30, 2014
12th call open

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Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is highly overbooked. In the current KNMF Call, new proposals requiring access to TEM will be strictly assessed by their scientfic relevance. We will be able to accept a very limited number of exceptional proposals only. This also applies for resubmitted proposals. You are strongly advised to discuss your planned work with the TEM scientists at KNMF before you submit a proposal.

Welcome to Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)

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

The Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) is focused on providing open and for public work free access to multimaterial state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnologies for users from industry and academia, either national or international. Annual deadlines for the submission of proposals are January 15 and June 30. Applications for urgent and commercial projects can be submitted at any time (» submission). 


Wilhelm Pfleging (right) and Johannes Pröll (left). Authors also include Robert Kohler (KIT).
KIT Laser Group Wins SPIE 2014 Green Photonics Award

February 14, 2014

The 2014 Green Photonics Award in Laser-assisted Manufacturing and Micro/Nano Fabrication (LASE conference 8968) was awarded to the KIT laser group for "Laser generated microstructures in tape cast electrodes for rapid electrolyte wetting: new technical approach for cost efficient battery manufacturing".

The Prism Award 2014 is awarded to Dr. Michael Thiel, Martin Hermatschweiler, Prof. Martin Wegener, and Dr. Wanyin Cui (from left to right, Nanoscribe)
KIT Spinoff Wins ”Prism Award 2014“

February 6, 2014 

Nanoscribe GmbH, a spinoff of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has won the renowned Prism Award 2014. It is granted annually by the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE for outstanding innovations in photonics. Nanoscribe has been granted the award for a printer based on 3D laser lithography.

3D Direct Laser Writing (3D-DLW) is a technology available in the KNMF.

Press Release 017/2014
Most Recent Publication

January 2014

A. Yaroshenko et al.

Non-binary phase gratings for x-ray imaging with a compact Talbot interferometer

Optics Express 22 1 (2014) 547-556
Poster Award for Vanessa Trouillet at at ECASIA13

October 18, 2013
Cagliary, Italy

Vanessa Trouillet, Institute of Applied Materials at KIT, was awarded the Best Poster Award at the 15th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA13). Her poster was entitled "XPS-Characterization of (Photo-) Click-Conjugated Polymers". Read more about photochemical generation of light responsive surfaces in Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 32, 4011–4019 (2013) .

GMM Award 2013 Goes To KNMF User Felix Greiner

September 16, 2013

Felix Greiner and his colleagues from TU Darmstadt, Germany have been awarded the GMM Award 2013 for their work on "Fabrication techniques for multiscale 3D-MEMS with vertical metal micro- and nanowire integration".

More information (in German): GMM Award

F. Greiner et al. , J. Micromechanics Microengineering 23 (2) 25018 (2013)