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Lab membership at our facilities es is open to anyone from any academic, government, private or industrial organization for any type of research and development activity acceptable within Stanford University Academic Research Policies and Procedures. Commercial activities (i.e. production of devices for sale) are strictly prohibited; although broadly defined R&D, such as development of prototypes, are within the scope of acceptable activities. Compliance with policies that govern Stanford's operations of the service centers might result in limited access to the service centers.

What to Expect

Most of the research performed at our facilities is conducted by the lab members themselves. Our general mode of operation is to train lab members on the equipment and qualify them afterwards so that research can be performed by them without further assistance by staff. Facilities and resources are generally available to authorized users 24/7.

How to Cite Us

As part of the NNCI, nano@stanford receives funding that supports education and outreach programs, technical workshops and conferences, and facilitates user access to resources across all sites. If you are publishing or presenting papers of work you performed in any of our facilities, please make sure to help us recognize NSF's support in making nano@stanford possible with the following acknowledgement:

"Part of this work was performed at [facility name(s)], supported by the National Science Foundation under award ECCS-2026822."

... where the facility names may include: "nano@stanford", “the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF)”, “the Stanford Nanofabrication Facilities (SNF)”, “the Stanford Isotope & Geochemical Measurement and Analysis Facility (SIGMA)” and/or “the Stanford Mineral and Microchemical Analysis Facility (MAF)", as appropriate.

Please let us know when you have a publication that makes use of our facilities!

How to Join SNSF

How to Join SNF 

How to Join ICP-MS/TIMS Facility

Join Microchemical Analysis Facility

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - External Users

FAQs - General

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