Lund Nano Characterization Labs


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology

Type of infrastructure

  • Services

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

The infrastructure is an umbrella organization or a network rather than a physical infrastructure. It is part of NanoLund.


This is not a physical infrastructure, but a network of infrastructures dedicated to characterization on the nanoscale.

NanoLund coordinates an extremely wide range of world-class characterization techniques ranging from microscopes capable of single-atom imaging to facilities for telemetric monitoring of animals. These characterization laboratories are, as different from Lund Nano Lab (LNL), distributed across Lund University. Two cornerstones of our success are the new cutting-edge characterization methods originally developed in Lund, and the enthusiastic and free sharing of facilities and expertise. To strengthen and coordinate these efforts Lund Nano Characterization Labs was created 2009.

Aims of LNCL: Keep our (crucial) advanced characterization infrastructure at the highest international level of excellence. Expand / educate / coordinate in the use of our characterization capabilities. Support novel use / development of equipment (across disciplines). Identify important upcoming methods + theory developments. Identify necessary upgrades of existing equipment and needs for support. Development / initiation / ”pilot studies” of new characterization tools Aid / organize / influence the direction of major new facilities / investments.

Equipment and resources

Since this is not a physical infrastructure, the equipment is listed under the individual infrastructures.

Services provided

LNCL provides an infrastructure and knowledge base for NanoLund’s members to access a wide range of state-of-the-art characterization tools.

Management of the infrastructure

LNCL is coordinated by a core group of experts from all research areas of NanoLund with special competences and overview of advanced characterization methods: Anders Mikkelsen, Scanning-probe microscopy, Synchrotron-based methods. Dan Hessman, Optics, nanomechanics. Reine Wallenberg, Advanced Electron Microscopy. Tommy Cedervall, Proteins, Facilities for Nano safety. Petter Persson, Theoretical modeling. Erik Lind, Electrical measurements. Arkady Yartsev, Time resolved laser spectroscopy.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

Information available for the individual infrastructures.