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Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility

H.-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


phone: +49(721)608-23123

fax: +49(721)608-26273

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Deadline: January 15, 2016
15th call open

Submit your proposal

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

Availability of Synchrotron Technologies

!May 2015

Due to an ongoing reorientation of the ANKA synchrotron facility we currently cannot predict if and how much beamtime will be available for KNMF proposals. Please consider this when you submit proposals applying for the synchrotron technologies IR/THz, PDIFF, WERA and XAS. We are very unhappy with this situation and working on solutions.

New Technologies Available

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is available since January 2015.

Travelling Wave Ion-Mobility Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (ESI-/MALDI-TOF) will be available from June 2015.

Check out the technologies and submit your KNMF proposal.

Reduced Availability of EBL

!March 2015

A new e-beam with improved capabilities (e.g. structures on curved surfaces) will be installed in 2015. Thus, the availability of Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) will be reduced in the 14th and 15th call.

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). 


TRUST – Jonty Hurwitz’ s Nano Sculpture of a Woman

March 2015

In collaboration with the British artist Jonty Hurwitz and the KNMF a sculpture of a woman with a height of only about 100 µm was made in IMT’s laboratories. For pictures and a CNN video from the making of please visit: www.jontyhurwitz.com/nano/. We are proud that the sculpture is a Guinness world record of the "Smallest sculpture of a human".



Save the Date

KNMF User Meeting 2015
November 11-13, 2015
in Karlsruhe, Germany

Preliminary schedule:
- Training Courses
- Status Updates
- Scientific Sessions
- Poster Session