N2 Outage – Thursday 1/24/19

The Low Purity N2 Generator will be down on Thursday, 1/24/19. Processing involving N2 will be offline, however the lab will be open for any equipment that does not use the N2 system. Please check with NNF staff for particular tool availability. 


Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Short Course – February 15, 2019


The NNF and ALD Academy are pleased to offer an Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Short Course. The course will be taught by Professor Gregory Parsons (NCSU) and Professor Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University).

This day-long short course will be held at the Monteith Research Center (MRC) on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.

Cost of attendance is $50 for students or $100 for industry users. Please contact Phil Barletta (pbarlet@ncsu.edu) to reserve a slot.


New Lab Management System Active

The NNF has transitioned over to the Univeristy Lab Management system, Mendix, for all tool reservations, tool logins, and billing. EUTS is temporarily still available on line to reference previous work; however, no new usage will go through the EUTS terminals. Users will still need to log into equipment at the lab terminal computers to satisfy interlocks and then log out when work is complete to both shut off equipment and stop the billing window.

This system in accessible from any web browser at labs.ncsu.edu or go.ncsu.edu/labs. We have also created a direct link button, below in the Welcome section, called ‘Mendix Login.’

The Lab Management system is part of the dual authentication structure for NCSU students/staff/faculty so a few steps are required before the first time you want to either reserve or use equipment.

External users will always need to go into the system through the Guest Login. If you use other service centers on campus then you can log in the same way to use the NNF. If you are new to the system, you will need to reset your password on your first visit. Here are instructions on this procedure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EvxnQI9sI6HkSgmbeuAqUfr3-eEL0Ht2w_kVxWUO79g.

Internal NCSU users will also need to reset their passwords in the Mendix system so that they can access equipment through the lab terminals without dual authentication. Here are instructions on this procedure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-f3Vd68dKsLywU2sARx67u0U67Lj4bhWk0pAWbPXejM.

Once you have reset your password you will be able to access equipment from any terminal computer in the lab facility by using the Guest Login. Here are instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13hJkD7qZm7fvv9iI0GgQj1RTRhAvyG_oojae_1rMX6c.



The NCSU Nanofabrication Facility provides users with a broad range of nanofabrication capabilities to support a diverse set of projects.

The facility houses virtually all standard thin film processing tools. The facility serves as a melting pot for a community of top-notch researchers from academia, government labs and industry representing a variety of disciplines.

The vast majority of users prefer to come on-site for hands-on access to the facility. Users with well-defined projects can also have their work performed by our experienced staff.

Important Upcoming Dates 2019


April 6-9 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

May 27 (Monday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 4 (Thursday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 6-9 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

September 2 (Monday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

October 5-8 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

November 28-29 (Thursday and Friday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

December 23-27 (Monday – Friday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed


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We are requesting all users to include the following statement in their publications to acknowledge NNF’s contribution to their research:

“This work was performed in part at the NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF), a member of the North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), which is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant ECCS-1542015) as part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)”.