Otaniemi research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies (OtaNano) is a national research infrastructure (RI) 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.
Top-level learning environment
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. The RI 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 RIs for having over twenty years of international infrastructure cooperation through European large-scale infrastructure projects. OtaNano is is an open access RI, operated by Aalto University and VTT, and is available for academic and commercial users internationally.
Read more about our open access principles and acknowledgement policy
OtaNano’s access policy follows the guidelines set in ”European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures”.
OtaNano needs to be appropriately acknowledged in all publications that have benefitted from the use of its research facilities. This applies to journal articles, presentations and theses.
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.
The Aalto University Nanomicroscopy Center provides high resolution microscopy to researchers, who come to work and collaborate using this high-quality equipment. The center is accessible to everyone.