Access MIT.nano

Where is MIT.nano?

Located in the center of MIT's campus, MIT.nano is Building 12, adjacent to the Great Dome. Currently, our toolsets are located in Building 12, as well as in Buildings 24 and 39

Review MIT.nano’s research capabilities and infrastructure.

How to access MIT.nano

To access MIT.nano’s laboratories, cleanroom, and other facilities, you must first go through a set of procedures to register as a user. Steps include:

  • Providing current billing information
  • Registering, if necessary, for an MIT Kerberos ID
  • Completing relevant safety and orientation sessions to ensure that every user's experience is safe and productive.
  • Completing training, provided by an MIT.nano research specialist, for each piece of laboratory equipment you plan to utilize.
  • Reviewing MIT.nano's user policies.

Learn who can access MIT.nano and how to register.

Follow these steps to become a new user.

Operating hours

Building 12 and 39 facilities are open during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm*
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm*
Closed on weekends and holidays
*Toxic gases in building 39 are shut off approximately 1/2 hour before closing.

Note that the elevators and entrances to Building 39 are locked after 5:00 pm. You must have a key to enter the building after hours.

Two staff members are on duty after 5:00 pm. They can be reached via the lab-support phone: 617-253-0426.

The electron-beam lithography facility in building 24 is open 24/7 for authorized users.

24-Hour access

24/7 access is designed for experienced users who are very familiar with the working in the fab. It is expected that a 24-hour user will not only know his/her own process, but also be familiar with the cleanrooms in general and know how to respond to all situations that might be encountered after hours. These users must also have completed the Fab.nano wet chemical processing training.

A separate training course is required for 24-hour access and can be found in the Atlas Learning Center.

24-hour status is a privilege that can be revoked at any time for safety or fab protocol violations.