As a core laboratory, the Nanotechnology Clean Room has equipment for the design, fabrication, and imaging of nano- and microstructures. The facility contains two rooms with extremely low levels of particulate matter, such as dust or other pollutants. One of the rooms has a class level of 1,000, meaning that it contains no more than 1,000 particles that are 0.5 microns or larger within a cubic foot; a second room is a Class 10,000-level clean room. Clean rooms are necessary for sophisticated research involving optoelectronics, high-speed electronic devices, and nanostructures, including carbon nanotubes.

More Information and the Training

Proper training is required before any occupant can enter the cleanroom. Training is provided by the assistant director of SEB.