OtaNano

OtaNano

OtaNano is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies

Photo: Unto Rautio

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.

OtaNano's Impact

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

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Micronova

Micronova is part of OtaNano - 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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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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Access and acknowledgement policy

Open access principles

Welcome 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

Contact information & where to find us

OtaNano Contact Information

Contact points for the OtaNano Research Infrastructure

Quantum Explorations

Micronova

Tietotie 3

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Nanotalo building

Puumiehenkuja 2

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

Events

White text on green background: "Nordic Quantum Connection, September 28-29, Scandic Park Helsinki"
Academic, Conferences and workshops

Nordic Quantum Connection

Nordic collaboration in quantum science and technology is discussed in Helsinki this September. You are invited to follow highlighted talks by leading professionals of the field!

News

MMD group in 2022
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The MMD research group is mapping the spaces between disciplines

The Multifunctional Materials Design research group (MMD) led by professor Jaana Vapaavuori focuses on experimental studies of soft materials, as well as inorganic-organic hybrids. The group’s ultimate goal is to combine multiple functionalities in the same material. Central to the group’s success are their efforts to stay open to ideas outside their own field, as well as the academic community itself.
Kuvaa laitteittosta Aalto-yliopsiton Kylmälaboratoriossa.
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Perpetual motion is possible – Scientists at Aalto University’s Low Temperature Lab observed the interaction of two time-crystals that bend the laws of physics

Time-crystals are a phase of matter in which the particles more in a perpetually repeating cycle with no external input of energy. Researchers were able to create two time-crystals at Aalto University’s Low Temperature Lab and observe their interaction. In the future, time-crystals might have applications in devices such as quantum computer memory components.
Valkoinen laboratoriotakki sekä analyysityökalu, jolla voidaan mitata veripisarasta särkylääkkeen pitoisuus.
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Portable and quick analytics tool can revolutionise the pain killer diagnostics market

Fepod Oy Ltd, an Aalto University based start-up, has developed an analysis tool that allows healthcare professionals to measure the concentration of paracetamol, opioids and other painkillers real concentration in a single drop of blood.
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Research & Art, University Published:

New Academy Research Fellows and postdoctoral researchers

Funding granted by the Academy of Finland brings six new Academy Research Fellows, and 14 postdoctoral researchers to Aalto University – congratulations to all!
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