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 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

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Nanotalo building

Puumiehenkuja 2

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

Events

Some ice cube like material in the front, two testing tubes in the backround
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of applied physics, M.Sc. Lahja Martikainen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Biomimetic materials design – Towards tough nanocomposites and strain-stiffening hydrogels"

News

The drumheads exhibit a collective quantum motion. Picture: Juha Juvonen.
Press releases Published:

Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics

New technique gets around 100-year-old rule of quantum physics for the first time
Maniscalco, Sabrina, Liski, Matti ja Kostiainen, Mauri
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Three Aalto researchers were elected members of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

The Academy invites distinguished academics and scientists to become members.
Professor Mauri Kostiainen, Professor Matti Liski and Adjunct Professor Sabrina Maniscalco from Aalto were elected this year.
The highly competed ERC Advanced Grant, awarded to leading top researchers, is the third ERC grant won by Professor Mika A. Sillanpää. In 2009, he received the ERC Starting Grant targeted at talented young researchers and, in 2013, he was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant intended for top researchers establishing their careers. Picture: Aalto University.
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Physicist Mika A. Sillanpää wins a multi-million euro research grant to support work reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity

The team is trying to solve a hundred-year-old mystery of physics with the help of small gold spheres and extremely low temperatures. The observation of tiny gravitational forces between vibrating spheres may solve the mystery.
A green laser light shining on a sample stage between two magnets
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New nanoscale device for spin technology

Spin waves could unlock the next generation of computer technology, a new component allows physicists to control them
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