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Quantum NanoFab Facility

Quantum NanoFab Facility

The Quantum NanoFab is a cleanroom and fabrication facility shared between the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN).

In this ultra-sterile environment certified to ISO 5 and ISO 6 standards - only 100 to 1,000 particle per cubic foot - researchers are developing devices for quantum information research. Built on a separate foundation from the rest of the building, it is designed to meet the most rigorous controls for vibrations, temperature fluctuations and electromagnetic radiation.

Technical specifications

  • Class-100 cleanroom (less than 100 particles per cubic foot of air)
  • Stray magnetic fields of less than 0.1 uTesla
  • Minimization of EMI interference with fibreglass rebar in 1-metre thick concrete floor
  • Vibration isolation of all electrical and mechanical systems fastened to ceilings
  • Floor vibration: displacement of less than 2μm peak-to-peak
  • AdvanceTEC Inter 6,700 ft2 mediate ceiling grid installed
  • Maintained temperature of 20°C (+/- 0.1) and relative humidity of 45% +/- 3%

Process Equipment and Capabilities

Contact Quantum NanoFab Facility

Location: Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC)


Quantum NanoFab Website