The Nano Center at the University of Minnesota (MNC) and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at North Dakota State University (CNSE) have joined forces to offer state-of-the-art facilities for applied nanotechnology.


The two Centers offer a full suite of tools for fabricating micro- and nanoelectronic devices. including thin film deposition, photolithographic patterning, and wet and dry etching. Each Center also offers a unique speciality for work in applied nanotechnology:


► CNSE offers tools, facilities, and expertise for advanced chip packaging and assembly. More details can be found on the "Chip Packaging" page and at the CNSE website


►MNC has labs, instrumentation, and experts in the areas of nanoparticles and the biological/biomedical applications of nanoscience. Find out more on the "NanoBio" page or by visiitng the MNC website.


The labs and tools of both Centers are open to all qualified users. We welcome researchers from industry and other academic institutions. 





MINIC Adds New 2D Materials Pricessing Tools

The Minnesota Nano Center (MNC) node of MINIC has installed new capabilities in the area of two-dimensional (2D) materials. The following tools are now on line and available for use.

Graphene chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This system is configured to grow graphene on Cu using CH4 along with H2 and Ar in a three-zone tube furnace.

Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) growth. This system has two growth tubes currently configured for sulfides and selenides, along with a UHV transfer system to move samples between the tubes.

2D material processing glovebox: This controlled atmosphere glovebox allows users to transfer and align 2D materials in a low-oxygen environment.


Please see the 2D Materials Capabilities and Equipment link for more information.