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Finnish Open Access research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies (OtaNano)
Hosting Legal Entity
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Aalto University
Tietotie 3, Aalto University's Otaniemi campus, ESPOO, PO: 02150 (Finland)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2013
Scientific Description
Otaniemi research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies (OtaNano) is a national research infrastructure (RI) focusing on competitive research in nanoscience and -technology, and in quantum technologies. It offers a wide variety of fabrication processes and equipment for micro- and nanostructures. The facilities cover a comprehensive range of imaging and characterisation equipment, including electron microscopy, nanomicroscopy and x-ray scattering devices. Key activities within the research infrastructure include ultra-low-temperature conductivity and high-frequency measurements.OtaNano is a top-level learning environment for young researchers and an international centre for scientific research. The facilities are important for scientists as well as for high-tech companies working with micro- and nanotechnology applications. The RI is a national platform to develop innovative enabling technologies and apply them to practical micro- and nano-systems.OtaNano enjoys a rare position among Finnish research infrastructures for having over twenty years of international infrastructure co-operation through European large-scale infrastructure projects. OtaNano is is an open access RI, operated by Aalto University and VTT, and available for academic and commercial users internationally.

RI Keywords
Nanophotonics, Microtechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanostructured Materials, Microsystems, MEMS, Nanotechnology
RI Category
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Low Temperature Laboratory
Cleanroom facilities @ Micronova Nanofabrication Centre
Nanomicroscopy Center
Date of last update: 22/08/2019
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