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OtaNano

OtaNano

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.

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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.

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Otanano open access principles

OtaNano’s access policy follows the guidelines set in ”European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures”.

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OtaNano Acknowledgment policy

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.

Facilities

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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OtaNano - LTL cryostats

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 Center

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.

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Nanomicroscopy

Events

News

Elektronimikroskooppikuva Corbino-laitteesta: vihreäksi väritettyyn grafeeniin havaittiin muodostuvan elektronikide, kaksi-dimensioinen Wignerin hila, joka koostui noin 20 kristalliitista. Kuva: Antti Laitinen.
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First confirmation of a Wigner crystal in graphene paves the way for a new kind of quantum computing

Using graphene, exotic arrangements of electrons can be studied, with possible applications including quantum computing.
Aalto University Quantum Bit Silicon Chip. Image: Jan Goetz.
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Quantum physics and technology research receives billion-euro funding from the EU — Aalto University involved in three projects

Aalto University research groups will study and develop technology for quantum communication, ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors based on quantum optics, and photon-emitting quantum chips. The Quantum Flagship launched by the European Union will provide funding for ten years and for over 5000 researchers with one billion euros. The flagship will consolidate the best quantum physics research in Europe and transfer quantum technology from the lab to the market.
Cryocourse 2018
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Cryocourse 2018 on low-temperature technology at Aalto

This international school provides training on fundamental and industrial issues on cryogenics 21-26 September 2018.
Tunable quantum heat valve
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Qubits as valves: controlling quantum heat engines

Researchers from Aalto University are designing nano-sized quantum heat engines to explore whether they may be able to outperform classical heat engines in terms of power and efficiency.