Since February 2006, the Departments of Physics and Chemistry have run the nanostructure laboratory at the University of Konstanz. The clean room contains various devices spread over a space of 160 m2 to manufacture and investigate structures on a nanometre scale. The equipment includes electron microscopes, lithography systems, coating lines and dry etch systems. The laboratory is open to all scientists at the University of Konstanz and is currently beinig used for research by around 140 scientists from 14 research groups.
In the past years, the nanostructure laboratory has played a central role in research conducted by the SFB 767 "Controlled Nanosystems" and it still is an important component of work in the SFB 1214 "Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks". Besides providing equipment for nanostructuring and nanoanalytics, the nano laboratory also promotes scientific exchange and improved networking between the research groups.
Credit: This video was produced by the "Medienlabor AG Medienwissenschaft/camera and cut: Lukas Burg" in the course of a web documentary for the 50 year anniversary of the University of Konstanz.