OtaNano

OtaNano

OtaNano is a national research infrastructure focusing on competitive research in nanoscience and -technology, and in quantum technologies.

Photo: Unto Rautio

OtaNano 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.

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 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 (external link)

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

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

Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of engineering physics, MSc Tomy Cherian

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Self-assembly and Pattern Formation - From Nanoconfined Ion Transport in Liquid Crystals to Dissipative Pattern Formation in Electroferrofluids"
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Micro- and nanosciences, M.Sc.(Tech.) Henrik Mäntynen

The title of the thesis is Nanophotonics with Group III-V Compound Semiconductor Nanowires
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of applied physics, Kia Bertula

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Supramolecular polymer and gel networks - From self-assembly to structure, properties, and application"

News

Laure Mercier de Lepinay, photo by Mikko_Raskinen
Appointments Published:

New professor Laure Mercier de Lépinay: It is important to stay flexible in our understanding of the world

Laure Mercier de Lépinay I continue to study microwave optomechanics which can allow us to uncover new fundamental physics.
Physicists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. Photo: Aalto University
Press releases Published:

Researchers will use the world’s most accurate radiation detector in quantum computers

Professor Mikko Möttönen’s team and their partners have acquired funding to refine the bolometer technology for use not only in quantum computers but also in ultralow-temperature (ULT) freezers and terahertz cameras. The funding is from the Future Makers Funding Program by Technology Industries Finland Centennial Foundation and by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. This would be the first time ever that this bolometer is utilized for practical applications.
Schematic view of the entangled photon generator. Picture: Ethan D. Minot.
Press releases Published:

Groundbreaking light sources can increase effectiveness and security of transferring quantum information

Researchers at Aalto University plan to build a revolutionary LED light source to generate entangled photon pairs. The research group led by Professor Pertti Hakonen has received three-year funding from the Future Makers Funding Program of Technologies Finland Centennial Foundation and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
Yksityiskohta kryostaatista. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation Published:

A major project brings together Finnish industry and research for quantum technology development

A new research project has been launched to accelerate the progress of Finnish quantum technology. The QuTI project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, will develop new components, manufacturing and testing solutions, and algorithms for the needs of quantum technology. The QuTI consortium, partly financed by Business Finland, consists of 12 partners and has a total budget of around EUR 10 million.
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