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.


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...
Seminar: Particles and nanowires in interaction with living cells: from fundamentals to applications
Thursday 18 September 2014 15:15 - 16:00
k-space (Q179)
Published 2014-09-02 16:31 by Christelle Prinz
 Title: Particles and nanowires in...
PhD Defence by Henrik Persson
Friday 19 September 2014 09:00 - 12:00
Published 2014-09-02 09:02 by Margareta Forsberg
Henrik Persson will defend his PhD thesis on...
Annual meeting and NanoForum Connect2014
Monday 13 October 2014 09:00 - Tuesday 14 October 2014 17:00
Scandic Star hotel, Lund
Published 2014-07-02 14:57 by Line Lundfald
Annual meeting 2014 Welcome to our open annual...