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There are two lab organizations at Stanford that have nanofabrication capabilities. The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) is the group of labs that includes the SNF Cleanroom, the ExFab labs, the MOCVD lab, and the System Protoyping Facility (SPF). The Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF) are a group of labs that includes the Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory, the Nanopatterning Lab, the Ginzton Microfab, and the Soft and Hybrid Materials Facility. Many projects span both facilities, and if yours does, you will need to join each lab separately for billing purposes. This website is currently focused on the SNF tools with some of the SNSF tools also included. For a comprehensive view of the SNSF, please visit the SNSF website.

Before you start filling out the application to join the SNF, you will need to map out the steps you may need to take in order to make your device.  Getting Started in the SNF can be a helpful place to start if you are new to the process.

Last modified: 3 Feb 2021