Welcome to the QNFCF

The Quantum-Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF) is a core scientific research platform operating under the University of Waterloo's Office of Research

The QNFCF operates ISO 4/5/6 cleanrooms in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre in addition to multiple satellite labs in the Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) and Research Advancement Center (RAC1 and RAC2) buildings.

Registered Members receive extensive hands-on training & benefit from access to detailed standard operating procedures and baseline nanofabrication processes.

  1. Dec. 21, 2022New device gives neutrons a twist
    Silicon fork grating

    Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing have fabricated a device that manipulates neutrons, giving them a well defined orbital angular momentum.

  2. Nov. 14, 2022Air Bridge Process Paper Recognized as Editor's Pick
    Electron Micrograph of Aluminum air bridge

    Noah Janzen and co-authors from the SQD group recently published a paper in

  3. Oct. 31, 2022Doors to IQC side of bldg temporarily locked

    As of Oct 31st 2022, the main IQC entrance door is now locked (requiring a keyfob) during business hours.  It has temporarily reverted to requiring keyfob access during the daytime due to an increase in disruptive noise on the IQC side of the building.  Unfortunately this change will negatively impact some labmembers’ access to our computer lab in the QNC B211 room.  I would like to apologize for this inconvenience on behalf of the QNFCF team.

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