The mission of the Nanotechnology Core Facility(NCF) is to serve and facilitate advanced research in processing and developing nanotechnology for academic and industrial users. Nanotechnology Core Facility(NCF) has state of art equipment to support research in the field of micro/nano-fabrication and nanotechnology. This facility is led by is led by Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay in electrical and computer engineering. NCF promotes the commercialization of nanomaterials research to meet the market needs in the commercial and defense sectors. Entrepreneurs, academic researchers, small and large companies can use our facility to turn their innovative ideas into novel product.
NCF Facility has 10,000 sq. feet facility housed at the University of Missouri. Top down microfabrication is performed in a class 100 clean room facility. The Facility features additional 1100 sq.ft of class 10,000 cleanroom space equipped with various semiconductor processing equipment including metal and dielectric deposition systems, glove box, rapid thermal annealing system, fumehoods for chemical processing and thermal oxidation systems.
This Facility mainly works on developing thin film process, novel nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanorods, and nanowires for life sciences, energy and defense applications.
Equipment at a glance
- Thin Film deposition
Physical Vapor deposition, PECVD, Thermal oxidation
RF/DC Sputering, E-Beam deposition, Thermal evaporator
- Optical Lithography
OAI Mask aligner (5um resolution), photoresist processing
Ellipsometry, DLS, AFM, Fluorimeter. FTIR, UV-Vis absorption, Raman, Contact angle system, SAXS, XRD
Dicing, Wire bonding, PCB integration
Prototype It Here
One of the Facility’s core missions is to help industries to develop prototype devices and develop novel thin film processes for different applications.
Several thin film and nano material process development equipments are housed in this center along with characterization tools which will help in developing prototype devices at a faster pace.
- Develop thin films/nanomaterials processes
- Perform characterization and analysis to advance research by the use of state-of-the-art process development and characterization equipment.
- We provide our services with expert advice and data interpretation to enhance competitiveness of industrial partners and to develop novel devices.