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New NNF Entrance Policy Starting Sept 2021

The NNF will be updating entry policies starting September 13th, 2021. All users are responsible for reading and following all NNF Policies.

NNF CoVid-19 Policy for External Users

• External NNF users are expected to follow the same code of conduct as NCSU students, faculty and staff. The University’s expectation is that on-campus visitors will avoid activities that have a high-risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

• External users must submit either (i) proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or (ii) a negative Covid-19 PCR test performed three to four days prior to using the NNF.

– Those users who do not provide proof of vaccination must submit weekly negative Covid-19
PCR test result in order to continue to have access to the fab. If negative Covid test results
are not submitted on time, NNF use will be suspended until a negative test result is

• All vaccinated and unvaccinated users/staff are expected to act in the best interests of safety of the facility. Potential or suspected exposures must be derisked by self-quarantining and Covid-19 tests.

Important Upcoming Dates:


April 16-19 (Sat-Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown- NNF Closed

May 30 (Mon) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 4 (Mon) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 16-19 (Sat-Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown- NNF Closed

Sep 5 (Mon) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

Oct  15-18 (Sat-Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown- NNF Closed

Nov 24-25 (Thur-Fri) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

Dec 23-30 (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)”.