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Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices Central Equipment Facility (CRANN CEF)
Hosting Legal Entity
Trinity College Dublin
Naughton Institute, TCD, College Green, Dublin 2 (Ireland)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2002
Scientific Description
CRANN’s Central Equipment Facility (CEF) is an integrated infrastructure, equipment, and human capital platform offering advanced instrumentation and expertise to academia and industry. Facilities such as the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML), cleanroom and scanning probe microscopes are managed by technical specialists and accessed by researchers from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, as well as a broad range of industry sectors, from SMEs to blue-chip multi-nationals, across a range of sectors including ICT, manufacturing and medical devices.

RI Keywords
Failure analysis, Advanced microscopy, Clean-room, SEM, Circuit edit, Helium ion, E-beam lithography, Photonics, Thin film deposition, Electon microscopy, TEM, EELS, Focussed ion beam imaging
RI Category
Electrical and Optical Engineering Facilities
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Intense Light Sources
Analytical Facilities
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Date of last update: 28/05/2018
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