The offer

explore the NFFA Europe tools catalogue to conduct your research at the nanoscale


NFFA-EUROPE provides free access to state- of-the art tools for multidisciplinary, frontier research at the nanoscale: available techniques range from nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation.

Advanced infrastructures for growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination which users can access free of charge. This provides them with a unique, integrated access which is not currently available at single specialized sites.


NFFA EUROPE welcomes both industry and academia researching at the nanoscale: access will be coordinated through a single entry point at the NFFA.EU portal, through which users will  dialogue with a team of experts in the fields of their interest, building a personalized access programme. Sites will be available free of charge, and NFFA Europe will also cover the travel and subsistence costs for users while accessing the identified installations.


NFFA-EUROPE will address key bottlenecks of nanoscience research, such as nanostructure traceability, protocol reproducibility, in-operando nano-manipulation and analysis, and open data

NFFA-EUROPE laboratories have complementary capabilities in performing nanoscience projects.

Partners offering transnational access are research laboratories of national or international research institutions staffed with professional scientists and technical personnel as well as post-doctoral fellows carrying out institutional research programmes at the forefront of science and with a high profile track record.

Experimental “nanofoundry” laboratories are co-located with ALSFs, while theory and numerical simulation laboratories operate advanced codes and have access to high-performance computing.