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.
Welcome to Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
March 10-11, 2020
in Karlsruhe, Germany
- Training Courses
- Scientific Sessions
- Poster Session
- KNMF Status Update
December 17, 2019
The new molecular surface patterning system complements the lithography systems already available in the portfolio of technologies offered by KNMF. This state of the art Molecular Printer was designed and developed by n.able GmbH, a start-up company from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Thanks to its modular design, the printer can address the needs of users working in various fields of nanoscience ranging from biomedicine, material sciences to microelectronics. As it allows for flexible choice and combination of various functional modules, it can cover a wide range of applications and research projects.
- Base printing module with a choice of different printing technologies (ranging from cantilever arrays and soft polymeric stamps to microcapillary pens)
- High-Resolution module for increased patterning control down to the low nanoscale
- Optical module for in-situ process control and analysis.
The printer can print on various surfaces and topologies and can be used with a wide range of ink chemistries. It can create numerous single- or interdigitated multi-ink patterns (multiplexing) covering very large areas (dm²) with micron- and nanoscale features in a fast and intuitive way. Additionally, an in-built microscope provides a possibility to check the quality of fabricated samples on-the-fly and even conduct experiments in-situ.Read more: DPN technology
December 06, 2019
Please note that future proposals with insufficient information will be strictly rejected. We have adapted our guidelines as follows:
Assessment criteria are scientific value, relevance to KIT research, commitment of user to KNMF, and in the case of returning users, success of previous work, proper reporting and high-value publications arising from the previous proposals. The proposal must include sufficient information to allow the technology experts and reviewers to evaluate the feasibility and scientific excellence of the proposed work.KNMF User Guidelines