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Welcome to the Birck Nanotechnology Center website! The BNC leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health. In turn, the BNC exploits the accelerating progress in nanotechnology utilizing the most advanced nanoscale instrumentation to pursue answers to fundamental questions in the life and physical sciences. The interplay between these two complementary arcs of inquiry fosters a stimulating interdisciplinary environment for discovery that will engage us well into the 21st century.

Current Events

ECE Faculty Candidate Seminar featuring Yurii Vlasov
05/04/2015 @ 10:30 am — 11:30 am
Yurii Vlasov
IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
Optical interconnects in computing systems – from fiber to the server ...

Introduction to XPS workshop - What you should know about X-ray pohotoelectron spectroscopy
05/19/2015 @ 9:00 am — 05/20/2015 @ 12:00 pm

XPS is widely used to determine the chemical composition of a surface (element concentrations, chemical states, lateral and depth distributio...


XPS Lite Workshop Introduction to CasaXPS
05/26/2015 @ 9:00 am — 05/27/2015 @ 12:00 pm

XPS is widely used to determine the chemical composition of a surface (element concentrations, chemical states, lateral and depth distributio...


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Introduction

Birck Facility
Overview

The Birck Nanotechnology Center opened in July of 2005. This facility comprises 186,000 square feet, providing office space for 45 faculty, 21 clerical and technical staff, and up to 180 graduate students. The heart of the building is a 25,000 sq. ft. Class 1-10-100 nanofabrication cleanroom (Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory), part of which is configured as a biomolecular cleanroom with separate entry and gowning areas and isolated air flow. The building also includes over 22,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space external to the cleanroom, including special low vibration rooms for nanostructures research, with temperature control to less than 0.1 °C. Other laboratories are specialized for nanophotonics, crystal growth, bio-nanotechnology, molecular electronics, MEMS and NEMS, surface analysis, SEM/TEM, electrical characterization, RF systems, instruction and training, and precision micro-machining and the Hall Nanometrology Laboratory. In addition, a unique nanotechnology incubator facility is provided for interaction with industry.

Equipment

The entire set of resources provided by this 186,000 square foot facility are designed to support collaborative interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology.

Operations

One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the world, the BNC facility is designed to support multidisciplinary research in nanotechnology and to foster interaction between researchers and research disciplines.

Current News

Rundell, Rickus receive 2015 College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence

The annual Awards of Excellence for engineering faculty were presented at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 10, 2015. Ann Rundell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received the Engagement and Service Award. Jenna Rickus,

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Professor Fabio Ribeiro is the Winner of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis

Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This award is given to recognize Professor Ribeiro’s outstanding research in the field of Catalysis. Pro

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ECE Sophomore Dalton Chaffee receives Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Dalton Chaffee, an electrical engineering major in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Honors College, has won a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention. Dalton researches with Dr. Peter Bermel in Purdue’s Birck Nanotechn

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