The Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University

The Nanometer Structure Consortium (nmC), founded in 1988, supports and coordinates activities within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University.

Our overarching goal is to use nanostructures to address important needs of society, such as solving the energy challenge and improving the quality of life.

More specifically, our scientific focus are the materials science, the safety and the fundamental physics and chemistry of highly controlled, functional nanostructures, as well as their applications in fundamental science, in energy conversion, in electronics and in the life sciences.  This includes the continuous development of advanced tools for the fabrication, characterization and theory of nanostructures, with a current focus on semiconductor nanowires. 

Key resources are Lund Nano Lab, an open nanofabrication facility run by the nmC, as well as a wide range of advanced characterization instruments organized in Lund Nano Characterization Labs. We are strongly engaged in nanoscience education from the undergraduate through the postdoctoral levels, as well as in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our work is organized into six scientific focus areas that revolve around our three key resources Lund Nano lab (LNL), Lund Nano Characterization Labs (LNCL) and Nanoeducation (Edu).

Annual meeting 2014

The nmC annual meeting is coming up. Read more and register (before September 26th).

Nanoscience Colloquia

Program and previous talks.


nmC in brief


Great Prize to Sara Linse
Sara Snogerup Linse was named this year's...
Nano-forests to reveal secrets of cells
Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed...
Nanowires could make cars more energy-efficient
Fuel consumption in cars could be reduced...
Nanowire lecture 3, Kenji Hiruma
Tuesday 4 November 2014 15:15 - 16:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-16 11:57 by Martin Leijnse
 Lecture series by Professor Kenji Hiruma,...
Advanced nanoscale characterization of nitride quantum-structures using helium temperature scanning electron microscopy cathodoluminescence
Thursday 6 November 2014 14:00 - 15:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-20 07:42 by Anders Gustafsson
David's opponent Prof. Juergen Christen from&nb...
Nanowire lecture 4, Kenji Hiruma
Thursday 6 November 2014 15:15 - 16:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-16 11:58 by Martin Leijnse
 Lecture series by Professor Kenji Hiruma,...
PhD Defense by David Lindgren
Friday 7 November 2014 09:30 - 12:30
Published 2014-10-16 10:31 by Margareta Forsberg
David Lindgren will defend his PhD thesis on...
Nano Energy
Monday 10 November 2014 13:00 - 14:00
Published 2014-10-23 13:15 by Magnus Borgström
Nano Energy meeting where Eva Unger will presen...
Licentiate seminar
Tuesday 11 November 2014 13:00 - 15:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-19 10:26 by Karl Adolfsson
Title: "Drosophila melanogaster as a...
Nanowire lecture 5, Kenji Hiruma
Tuesday 11 November 2014 15:15 - 16:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-16 11:59 by Martin Leijnse
 Lecture series by Professor Kenji Hiruma,...
Nanoelectronics for Dummies
Thursday 13 November 2014 15:15 - 16:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-10-13 17:53 by Martin Leijnse
PhD Defense by Cassandra Niman
Friday 21 November 2014 09:15 - 13:00
Rydbergsalen, Dpt of Physics
Published 2014-10-13 09:25 by Cassandra Niman
Cassandra Niman will defend her PhD thesis on...