Nodes

The MICRONANOFABS Network is distributed along the following nodes:

The three nodes have special characteristics and complementary research lines mainly in the field of Micro and Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Photonics and device and material characterization. To perform this activity, the three nodes have high standard facilities that are offered to potential users through the distributed ICTS.

Two nodes of the new MICRONANOFABS network (ISOM and CNM-CSIC) were already ICTS units in the previous national ICTS map. They both bring their experience to the new Distributed Network increasing the added value of the whole. Together, they will provide, as a main advantage, a bigger number of technologies for the benefit of the scientific and industrial community.

The MICRONANOFABS Network makes a global technology offer and operates in a distributed manner. Hiring the network services grants a global access to the facilities provided by each of the three nodes (combined access to technologies or facilities of two or more nodes) or as a unit (access to technologies and /or facilities of a single node).

The following figure shows the network running scheme with a common governance structure.

Structure network running scheme

IMB-CNM

The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) is the headquarters of the National Microelectronics Centre. It belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and hosts the Integrated Micro and Nano Manufacturing Clean-Room which is 1500 m2 and Class 100-10000. The Institute main lines of activity are in the field of micro and nanoelectronics, sensors, actuators and MEMS at design and manufacturing level of devices, circuits and systems. The IMB-CNM is located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), on the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

The main research lines are the following:

  • Nanofabrication & nanoestructures
  • Micro/Nanotechnologies
    • Advanced dielectric materials
    • Micro & Nano-tools
    • Micro energy sources
    • Physical Sensors & Mechanical Actuators
    • Radiation Detectors
  • Micro-nano-bio-chemical Devices & Systems
    • Chemical Transducers
    • Lab-on-Chip Systems
    • BioMEMS & Biosensors
    • Neuroscience Systems & Organ-on-Chip
  • Power Devices & Systems
    • Power Devices in Silicon
    • Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Devices
    • Power Systems integration and reliability
  • Integrated Circuits & Electronic Systems
    • Low Power & Low Voltage
    • Advanced Digital Design & System-on-Chip (SoC)

ISOM

The Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) is a research university institute linked to the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), created an initial proposal of several research groups at the Departments of Electronic Engineering, Photonics Technology, Information Technology Applied Physics and Architecture, Urbanism and Environment Applied Physics. The ISOM has its facilities in the School of Telecommunication Engineering of UPM. It consists of 400 m2 of clean room, 300 m2 of a characterization laboratory with central air conditioning and 200 m2 of an instrumentation and electronics laboratory.

The main research lines are the following:

  • Semiconductor Devices:
    • UV foto-detection Systems
    • IR foto-detection Systems
    • Optical communication, quantic computing and ilumination components
    • Electronic devices & communication microsystems
    • Graphene-based electronic devices
    • Optocal integrated Micro & Nano systems
    • Energy & Fotovoltaic conversión Devices
    • Non-metallic materials simulation
  • Magnetic Devices:
    • Magnetic Sensors & Devices
    • Spintronics
    • Magnetic Nanoparticles

NTC

The Nanophotonics Technology Center of Valencia (NTC) is a Research Institute which belongs to the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) with a clear vocation for technology transfer to industry and the development of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The NTC has a multidisciplinary character. On the one hand, it provides its manufacturing capacity in materials and photonic devices (ex .: photonic integrated circuits in silicon) and on the other, it offers the possibility of access to micro/nanofabrication to industries operating in other economic sectors where nanotechnologies allow multiple applications. The NTC has several research laboratories and a 500m2 class 10-100-10.000 clean-room.

The main research lines are the following:

  • Optical Systems & Networks
    • Optical Access & State-of-the-art Networks
    • Optical processing of microwave signals and THz Photonics
  • Photonic Materials & Devices
    • Plasmonic metamaterials
    • Biophotonics
    • Optical modulators
  • Micro/Nanofabrication
  • Coupling & Packaging
  • Photovoltaics
    • PV Optical characterization
    • Light trapping in PV modules
    • Crystal silicon cells
    • Amorphous silicon (a-Si:H)
    • Nanostructures for optical confinment
    • NanoPV
  • Nanofotonics for microwaves
    • Nanophotonics in graphene
    • Nanophotonics for microwaves
    • Photonic Nanosystems
    • Nanophotonic signal processing
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