Facilities & Equipment
The nanoGUNE infrastructure was envisioned to fabricate nanoscale materials and characterize their properties on the nanometer scale and with sufficiently high sensitivity. Thus, it was built on the basis of sophisticated architectural and engineering solutions to create a unique environment, free of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and with an ultralow level of vibration.
The 6 200 m2 building was inaugurated in January 2009, housing 15 ultra-sensitive laboratories and a cleanroom of nearly 300 m2 where the air purity is under strict supervision. Since the opening of the building, state-of-the-art facilities have been fitted out progressively, including an electron microscopy laboratory, nanooptics laboratories, nanobio facilities, and advanced characterization and nanofabrication equipment.
The nanoGUNE cleanroom, dedicated to fabricate and characterize the properties of materials on the nanoscale, ia a 300m2 laboratory where the air purity is under strict supervision.
State-of-the-art equipment, including electron and scanning-tunneling microscopes, as well as other nanofabrication and characterization tools, are managed by specialists and used by researchers from a wide variety of fields.