The Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center will be a state-of-the-art exploratory cleanroom fabrication facility combined with "noise-free" labs. These facilities will support world-class exploratory research aiming at nanotechnology applications. Both near-term and long-term projects will be pursued.
The cutting-edge cleanrooms, which will feature class 100/1000 facilities with class 10 mini-environments, will accommodate the following processes:
Processes, most of which will be semiconductor-based (silicon, III/V), will be conducted on materials similar to those used in standard semiconductor technology, such as silicon, metals, isolators, polymers, organics and oxides. The Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center will not be a production or a pilot line with fixed processes or wafer sizes, because flexibility (up to wafer sizes of 6 inches) is of utmost importance.