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Welcome to SNF!

The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility serves academic, industrial, and governmental researchers across the U.S. and around the globe. More than a lab, it's a vibrant research community. We are one of the four labs that are part of nano@stanford, under the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure program.

SNF includes a 10,000 sq ft cleanroom housing tools for device fabrication, satellite labs supporting Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD), new Experimental Fabrication methods (ExFab) and the new electronics shop for Systems Prototyping (SPF). SNF supports researchers in applications ranging from medicine and biology to fundamental physics and astronomy. We welcome researchers from all disciplines wishing to explore uses of micro- and nano- fabrication.

Update: SNF Winter Close: Dec. 19-Jan. 5

SNF closes on December 19 (Tuesday) 7:00 am and reopens on January 5 (Friday) 7:00 am. Staffers will be cleaning on Dec. 20 and Jan. 4 - and welcome labmembers wanting to lend a hand. Personal items items not in bins or lockers will be removed from the lab. Items in suit bins will also be removed. Any questions, contact staff.

Press Release: Microelectronics Commons

Read all about it! Stanford, along with Berkeley, are leading one of eight Microelectronics Hubs, the CHIPS Act funded program under the DoD. Stay tuned for new developments in operations infrastructure and education/workforce development!

SNF Labmembers' Meeting, Oct. 12, 2023

Click on the link above to view the slides from our long, overdue labmembers' meeting (please note that your SUNet ID is required to view). If you weren't at the meeting (or even if you were), please feel free to reach out to your favorite staffer to review the slide deck with. One really active topic of discussion is the equipment wishlist. SNF staff want to know about your equipment wishes and dreams - please contribute to this 2023 SNF Equipment Survey.

Announcement: Furnace Upgrade Project 

Our installation art pieces will finally be moving into their permanent Cleanroom home.  Thanks to the generosity of SoE, we will have new, more reliable furnaces in 2024 - and more cleanroom fab space (before and after below). Be aware that there is limited and changing furnace capability while this project is underway. Available furnace capabilities, alternative resources, and scheduling info can be found on the furnace project site.

Lab layout, before and after furnace replacement