Open Access Facilities
The INL user facilities allow access not only to their infrastructure and systems but also to microsystems and nanotechnology experts and their knowledge with considerable flexibility. Access is open to both internal and external users. The user facilities provide support throughout all research and development chain in cleanroom processes (device modelling and design, process integration and device fabrication, packaging and testing) as well as in advanced microscopy and spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques, photonics and bioimaging and magnetic resonance imaging.
Another impacting factor is the heterogeneous set of techniques available under the same roof leading to competitive integration of different technologies and rapid prototyping thus paving the way to methods and devices with performances out of reach of a given single technology.