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Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL)

Overview of Services

CHANL is a core facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that enables cutting edge research by providing equipment, expertise and training for nano/micro fabrication and characterization in an open-access facility with capabilities not otherwise available on campus.

Our Objectives

  • To provide cost-effective access to analytical and nanofabrication instrumentation that would not otherwise be available in individual research labs.

  • To provide expertise and technical resources, to assist researchers in designing experimental plans, acquiring appropriate data, and interpreting data.

  • To promote education by working closely with students and postdocs to provide instrument training and hands on experience.

  • To foster an environment of collaborative research that extends beyond departmental boundaries.


CHANL receives support from NSF through the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, NNCI, program. If you publish a paper that includes data acquired or structures  fabricated in CHANL, please include the following in the acknowledgement section of your paper. Once your paper is published, please send it to Carrie Donley, so that we can also add it to CHANL’s list of publications. 

NSF Acknowledgement Statement:
This work was performed in part at the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory, CHANL, a member of the North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network, RTNN, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant ECCS-1542015, as part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, NNCI.





Technical Director
Electron Microscropist
          Josh Chen
Director - X-ray Core


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 9 AM - 5 PM


Monday - Friday 

Chapel Hill Analytical & Nanofabrication Laboratory

245 Chapman Hall, CB# 3216
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3216

Links and Resources

CHANL Website