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New NNF Entrance Policy Starting Feb 2021

The NNF will be updating entry policies starting February 1st, 2021. All users are responsible for reading and following all NNF Policies.

CoVid-19 Testing Requirements for NNF Access

Due to the continued threat of the Covid-19 virus, following winter break NC State will require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test for students, faculty and staff returning to live or work on campus ( Tests must be completed no more than five days before returning. 

NNF will also be adhering to the NC Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines, which echoes the CDC’s guidance that anyone who travels get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel (NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Safer-Holiday-Breaks.pdf).

Based on these recommendations, NNF will require that users who travel away from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three to five days before a return NNF.  We will also require that all users (NCSU students and external) submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test before re-entering the NNF in the new year.

Throughout the pandemic, NNF’s primary goal has been the safety of well-being of all staff and users.  That focus will not change as we move into 2021.


Important Upcoming Dates:


July 19-20 (Mon-Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown- NNF Closed

Sept 6 (Mon) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

Oct 18-19 (Mon-Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown- NNF Closed

Nov 25-26 (Thur-Fri) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

Dec 24-31 (Fri-Fri) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed



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.

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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)”.