Space Nanotechnology Laboratory

Space Nanotechnology Laboratory

The Space Nanotechnology Laboratory (SNL) is the premier laboratory in the world for research in interference lithography and diffraction grating fabrication. The SNL, along with our companion laboratory, the NanoStructures Laboratory (NSL), is a member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), a consortium of campus microfabrication facilities with shared interests. SNL specializes in the fields of nanofabrication, nanometer-accuracy x-ray optics fabrication, assembly and metrology, ultra-high resolution lithography, nanometrology, and nano-accuracy diffraction grating fabrication. Education and training of students is an important part of SNL’s mission. Research in the SNL is performed primarily by graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of Mechanical, Electrical, and Aero/Astro Engineering, and Physics, with support from a small professional staff.