Micro Nano Characterization Facility
Your One Source for Materials, Device Characterization and Analysis
The MNCF offers a wide variety of material and device characterization services enabled by the more than 35 pieces of equipment housed under a single roof at CeNSE, IISc, together with experienced staff. We also network with other laboratories to enhance breadth of our services and are in collaborative agreements with instrument manufacturers and suppliers, allowing us to offer characterization services not available from a single source in India or abroad. As CeNSE also houses the National Nano Fabrication Facility and a number of other research laboratories, we are able, when called for, to tap into in-house expertise in multi-disciplinary domains like MEMS-NEMS, Nanoelectronics Devices, Sensors, Circuits, Plasmonics, Polymer Bio Sensors, Micro-Nano Fluidics, Microsystems Packaging, Growth of IIIA nitrides, Power Devices, Photonics, Optical interconnects, Large-area Electronics, Nonlinear Optics in Fibers, Optical Signal Processing, and 2D materials – heterostructures and devices.
More than 1000 researchers of IISc use MNCF characterization services regularly and work with MNCF staff on various acadmic/industrial R&D problems. If you are not sure of the technique appropriate to characterise your device/material, you can tap into our 50 plus years of collective experience in materials/device characterization. We will work with you to identify the best technique, or combination of techniques, which could solve your problem. We can help you to design your investigation so as to get the most out of each measurement and analysis. We can help you synthesize data from multiple techniques.
We recognize that the quality and accuracy of scientific results are of the highest significance in research. We therefore strive to ensure that our equipment are in fine shape always and that they are calibrated periodically by using traceable standards.
While data from equipment are important, what is relevant is to understand how they how it related to your product/problem. We work with you to arrive at such understanding.