NFFA-Europe is a distributed research infrastructure providing users with the widest possible range of open-access tools to carry out research at the nanoscale.

The idea to offer researchers the possibility to conduct experiments and modelling at the nanoscale through access to state-of-the-art synthesis, nanofabrication and fine analysis was first conceived in 2008. Thanks to the support of the European Commission, in 2015, NFFA-Europe implemented the first open-access research infrastructure supporting comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale, from synthesis to nano-characterization, to theory and numerical simulation.

Building on this successful experience, NFFA-Europe Pilot strengthens the current pan-European consortium of national and international research facilities to offer more integrated access opportunities to experimental and theoretical tools for user research projects in nanoscience and nano-to-micro scale analysis and processes.

A unique, multi-site combination of services, including advanced infrastructures specialized on growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources, will allow European and international researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced projects that will have an impact on science and innovation.