The NanoTools Facility (NTF) comprises sophisticated characterization instrumentation, and it serves the research and teaching needs of faculty, researchers, and students in the physical and biological sciences at Brown University. It is also available for use by outside academic and industry users.
The NanoTools Facility is organized as a self-use laboratory, which allows users the opportunity to develop critical skills to perform advanced research. The NTF technical staff will provide new users with practical training, including the facility standard operating practice, safety training requirements and instrument operation. In addition to supporting authorized users, the NTF technical staff is also available to perform instrument operations for researchers.
The NTF is administered by IMNI and is operated as a cost center where the annual cost of supplies, service contracts, and personnel is recovered through an hourly charge to users for their instrument time.