OtaNano

OtaNano

OtaNano is a national research infrastructure 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 include ultra-low-temperature conductivity and high-frequency measurements.

Image: Unto Rautio

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 nano-technology applications. OtaNano 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 cooperation through European large-scale infrastructure projects. OtaNano is an open access research infrastructure, operated by Aalto University and VTT, and is available for academic and commercial users internationally.

Access and acknowledgement policy

OtaNano open access principles

Welcome to use to use the facilities and tools of OtaNano. Both academic and industrial experts are qualified in getting the access.

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OtaNano Open Publishing and Data Policy

Instructions for acknowledgement included.

Whiteboard drawings from LTL

More information about our facilities

Image: Unto Rautio

Low Temperature Laboratory

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.

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Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Micronova

Micronova is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University.

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Nanomicroscopy

Nanomicroscopy Center

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.

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OtaNano brochure: Open Access research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies

OtaNano is a Finnish open access research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies.

Contact information & where to find us

OtaNano Contact Information

Contact points for the OtaNano Research Infrastructure

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Nanotalo building

Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Events

News

An illustration showing a nano-strip of copper being bombarded by photons, with a thermometer measuring its heat
Press releases Published:

How sensitive can your quantum detector be?

A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology
Polymer film that bends when light is shone on it
Research & Art Published:

Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

Researchers trained material the same way as Pavlov trained dogs.
Nanotube transistors on a chip being tested electically
Research & Art Published:

New way to know an old friend: New method reveals clean carbon nanotube transistors with superb properties

Scientists at Aalto and Nagoya University find new way to make ultra-clean nanotube transistors with superior semiconducting properties
photo: Aleksi Neuvonen
University Published:

What if nanotech could save lives?

Xfold Imaging’s innovative solutions enable the study of cellular structures and bio-molecules at a nano-scale resolution which has, up until now, not been possible. Looking this deep will give earlier diagnostics to stop disease outbreaks in their tracks, allow pharmaceutical companies to design better drugs.
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