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NEMO: FEB 1 2024!

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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.

NEMO is here! 

On Feb,. 1, 2024, SNF switched from Badger to NEMO. Please refer to our All About NEMO site for all your NEMO questions and needs. Note that you will need a current SUNet ID to log in using 2-step authentication (now required per security policies.) Some of the features we think you'll like:

  • User customization: personalize your calendar views, tool menus, and communications preferences.
  • Tool configuration requests: when you reserve configurable tools, you reserve the source/target/configuration you need. (Functional on ALD and soon to come on sputter, evaporator, and more.)
  • Adjustment requests: Submit your request and it is automatically routed for approval.
  • Keycard login through kiosks: Log in immediately using your keycard (must register your keycard.)

Note that from Feb. 1, no transactions on Badger will be processed (it will remain available through Feb for reporting purposes only). Your feedback will help us improve this implementation - address comments, questions, and suggestions to

2/20/24 Update: Furnace Upgrade Project 

New Furnaces revealed! In a nutshell, we expect to be fully operational in March and would welcome labmembers interested in helping with qualification/characterization of new processes. If interested, contact  Neel Mehta (otherwise known as the "new Maurice"). Available furnace capabilities, resources, and technical info can be found on the furnace project site.

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.