The Department hosts two significant infrastructures, the Nanomicroscopy Center and the Low Temperature Laboratory, which are part of the OtaNano national research infrastructure (RI). The third infrastructure comprising OtaNano is the Micronova Nanofabrication Centre.
OtaNano offers a wide variety of facilities for the needs of micro- and nanoscience and technology, and quantum engineering. These facilities are important for scientists as well as for high-tech companies working with micro- and nanotechnology applications. The RI is a national platform to develop innovative enabling technologies and apply them to practical micro- and nano-systems. It serves as a first-rate educational centre for young researchers, and acts as a national node for scientific collaboration. OtaNano is is an open access RI, operated by Aalto University and VTT, and available for academic and commercial users internationally.
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Facilities and Research Equipment
The Department has an extensive range of state-of-the-art research equipment, which are maintained by our research groups and available also for external users.