University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Department of Physics, Nanoscience Centre
Nanoscience Center (NSC) at JYU combines the expertise of physics, chemistry, and biology. It consists of 15 professors and more than hundred researchers. Focus is on molecular nanosystems, and especially on cross-disciplinary approaches. The laboratories meet the needs of modern nanosciences, providing state-of-the-art facilities for interdisciplinary research., e.g., Cleanroom space (200 m2), EMC shielded rooms, optical and laser laboratories, laboratories for chemical synthesis and molecular biology, nanoscale microscopy and bioimaging. The processing facilities include, e.g., e-beam writers with ~nm resolution, UHV evaporators, sputtering, reactive ion etcher, and chemical vapour deposition. For characterisation, four scanning probe microscopes capable of operation in variable environmental conditions (AFMs) and at optical near-field (SNOM) are available, as well as SEM and TEM. Equipment for biosystems includes, e.g., a fluorescence correlation spectrometer and confocal microscope.