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Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI)
Helmholtz Nanoelectronic Facility (HNF)

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Access to the HNF

Getting Started

  1. Register with us, see Application.
  2. For more information contact the HNF User Office.
  3. The HNF User Office will notify you of safety courses and training courses you have to attend.
  4. Dates cleanroom training: Deadline for acceptance of the relevant dates is 11 days in advance.

The entire process of setting up your new project may take a week or two to ensure we have all the correct details and requirements. Once we have clarified the particulars of your research needs, we will put you on the waiting list for orientation and safety training.

Access to certain instruments requires precise scheduling. We do our best to get new users on the schedule quickly. Many users are able to arrive here within 2 weeks if the laboratory and the specific capabilities are not overbooked. It helps to plan quickly if we can count on rapid interactions.

Upon arrival at HNF, you will be assigned a staff person to mentor your project - particularly in the early phases. Be prepared for a flexible approach! Many new users change their plan of attack significantly once they arrived and became better acquainted with the facility, its staff, and capabilities.

Due to the great number of materials, processes and chemicals in the HNF the safety of all users is most important. Therefore you are required to observe all safety rules.