OtaNano is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies
What is OtaNano
Operated by Aalto University and VTT, OtaNano is comprised of the Low Temperature Laboratory, Micronova and the Nanomicroscopy Center. The OtaNano research infrastructure houses comprehensive micro- and nanofabrication facilities in clean-room environments, high-resolution imaging and characterization equipment, and state-of-the-art experimental facilities, including ultra-low temperature possibilities.
OtaNano is a top-level learning environment for young researchers and an international centre for world-class scientific research. The facilities are important for scientists as well as for high-tech companies. OtaNano is a national platform for developing innovative enabling technologies and appling them to practical nano-, micro-, and quantum systems.
The OtaNano research infrastructure can be used by researchers, students and companies. All of its premises are conveniently located within walking distance from each other on the Otaniemi campus.
Building on decades of pioneering Finnish expertise in nano-, micro- and quantum technology, OtaNano was established in its current form in 2013.
Since then, OtaNano's facilities have been used in hundreds of scientific studies, product innovations, and breakthrough discoveries. These include achieving perpetual motion in time-crystals at the Low-Temperature Lab and the manufacture of incredibly precise sensors and quantum computers at Micronova.
OtaNano houses some of the best state-of-the-art facilities in Northern Europe, so if you are a student, part of a research group, or working at a high-tech company, chances are the tools you need can be found at OtaNano!
How to use OtaNano
Use the links below to reserve a timeslot for your research group, company, or simply just you!
Detailed information about what equipment the three main facilities - Micronova, the Nanomicroscopy Centre and LTL - have available can also be found below.
Detailed info of the three facilities that make up OtaNano
The Aalto University Nanomicroscopy Center (NMC) provides high resolution microscopy to researchers, who come to work and collaborate using this high-quality equipment. The center is accessible to everyone.
The Low Temperature Laboratory at Aalto University is one of the world centres in ultra-low temperature physics and technology. The leading position is based on vigorous in-house development and construction of sub-mK refrigerators.