Welcome to the Münster Nanofabrication Facility

The MNF is a state-of-the-art, 300 nanofabrication machine park classified from ISO 5 to 7. Located at the University of Münster, we provide nanostructuring and nanofabrication technologies for an interdisciplinary research community of scientists and engineers in physics, chemistry, earth sciences and biology, both within and outside of the university.

If you are interested in exploring advanced nanofabrication and nanoanalytics techniques, the MNF is here for you.

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History of the MNF

MNF students win RAITH Micrograph Award

© Anna Ovvyan
© Akhil Varri

Congratulations to Anna Ovvyan for winning third place for her image "Capillary-photonic integrated circuit based on integration of semiconducting CNTs." By making use of our EBPG5150, she integrated one-dimensional electroluminescent semiconducting carbon nanotubes into hybrid two-dimensional/three-dimensional photonic circuits. Using 2D nanographene as a low-loss material to electrically contact sCNT emitters directly within a photonic crystal cavity, she achieved efficient coupling and enhancement of electroluminescent without compromising the optical quality of the cavity. This versatile approach paves the way for controllable integrated photonic circuits.

And congratulations also to Akhil Varri, who received the Honorable Mention and Art Award for his image "Wavelength addressable photonic memory."

RAITH Micrograph Award website
Published article: An electroluminescent and tunable cavity-enhanced carbon-nanotube-emitter in the telecom band  


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History of the MNF

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© Melissa Pernice

The first cleanroom at the University of Münster was established in the Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech) in 2003. Following the University's expanding presence in nanoscience, this original facility required significant upgrades to meet the needs of researchers and remain competitive with peer institutions.

Through the approval of the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) research program, the WWU received a multi-million euro investment, including a capital equipment upgrade and several large instrument grants. In 2017 the MNF expanded into brand new cleanroom facilities in the SoN building.

Supporting its full transformation into the Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) provided funding in 2020 to establish the MNF as a core university facility providing services for university members and external users.