The Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF) is supported by the integrated, multidisciplinary organization, the Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering.
The NFCF is a 4,000-ft cleanroom facility located in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall. The facility houses state-of-the-art equipment with core nano-level fabrication/analysis capability. Several features make the capabilities of NFCF unique, including five different types of lithography (Optical, EBL, Dual Beam, DipPen, and Imprint), a field-emission microprobe (EPMA), and a transmission electron microscope (TEM).
NFCF is open for University use; this interdisciplinary facility acts as a catalyst for further collaborations among various Pitt schools.