The Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) offers a dedicated set of state-of-the-art technologies for structuring and characterising a multitude of functional materials at the micro- and nanoscale.
KNMF unifies more than 24 technology clusters and 39 scientists.With an additional technology investment budget of 23.3 Mio. Euro, allocated by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HGF), regular updates and major investments are subject to a continuous improvement of both, the value of the facility and the welfare of its users. Our technology experts support all users in all questions relating to the access and use of our technologies. They will serve as local contacts and accompany you to reach your personal goals. This may include conducting processes at the laboratories or organising overall workflows for your own project. It is recommended to select and contact the experts of the technologies of interest prior to a proposal submission. The user office will assist you to find the most appropriate experts.
We invite you to read more about our technologies and expertise by downloading the datasheets of interest. Technologies labelled in grey are subject to major investments and are available soon.
KNMF Laboratory for Micro- and Nanostructuring
» Direct Laser Writing - NEW
KNMF Laboratory for Microscopy and Spectroscopy
» Electron probe micro analysis - available in Calls 1-9 only
» Scanning electron microscopy - since Call 10 integrated in other technologies
» Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction - NEW
KNMF Laboratory for Synchrotron Characterisation
» Hard X-ray microscopy and 3D tomographic imaging
» High resolution synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering