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

Crystal structure of transition metal dichalcogenides, a family of two-dimensional materials
Public defences

Public defence in Micro- and nanosciences, M.Sc. Xueyin Bai

The title of the thesis is Novel synthesis technologies for transition metal dichalcogenides and their heterostructures

News

The InstituteQ logo on black background
Cooperation Published:

Finnish quantum community InstituteQ forges Nordic and cross-Atlantic connections

The Finnish quantum institute, InstituteQ, has geared up its international collaboration during the autumn of 2022 with partners from the Nordics and the United States.
VTT's and IQM's HELMI quantum computer in its laboratory.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

A Europe-first hybrid between quantum computer and supercomputer now open for research use

VTT, CSC, and Aalto University have created the most powerful quantum-assisted supercomputing infrastructure in the world. It's now available for research use.
A fingertip-sized on-chip spectrometer in the foreground compared to a commercial benchtop-size spectrometer in the background. Photo: Aalto University
Research & Art Published:

Tapping hidden visual information: An all-in-one detector for thousands of colours

A new chip from Aalto researchers puts photonic information at our fingertips.
Vivian Phan leaning on a grey wall
Studies Published:

“Have the tenacity and believe in your progress" – Studying quantum, the field of the future, now

Vivian Phan is a recent BSc graduate of Aalto University’s Quantum Technology studies and currently working as part of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group. She shares what it’s like to build a career in a field that’s new and will most likely have its biggest impact years or decades from now.
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