CNI-PV 2.1: Nano Imprint Lithography

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NIL Technology CNI-PV 2.1 Nano Imprint Lithography System
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Instrument Type Lithography
Techniques Thermal and UV Nanoimprint Lithography
Staff Manager Bert Mendoza
Staff Email
Staff Phone 626-395-4075
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Lab Location B217 Steele
Lab Phone 626-395-1536
Manufacturer NIL Technology
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The NIL Technology CNI-PV 2.1 Nano Imprint Lithography System is a lithography tool that is used to enable nanoscale printing by thermal or UV exposure of photoresist with an imprint stamp. Vacuum in the imprint chamber is enabled down to 1 micron, and thermal imprint of up to 240°C is available. The system is compatible with UV-cured resists, and has an integral UV light source for those processes. It allows up to 200 mm diameter substrates with UV, or up to 150x150 mm substrates with thermal processing.

Operational Applications
  • Thermal Nano Imprint Lithography
  • UV Nano Imprint Lithography
Scientific / Technical Applications
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nano-optics
  • Waveguides


Equipment Data
General SOPs

Labrunr Reservation Rules:

Advanced Res (days) Limit per Res (hrs) Limit per week (hrs)
Weekday 7 4 12
Weeknight 7 6 18
Weekend 14 6 18

Email the tool manager for reservations that do not follow the reservation policy BEFORE scheduling the reservation. Your reservation can be cancelled any time by the tool manager if it does not follow the tool reservation policy.

Training Materials
Sample Prep and Writing SOPs
Advanced Troubleshooting SOPs
Data Preparation Resources
Lithography Process Information
Manufacturer Manuals


  • Thermal NanoImprint: Up to 240°C with 150x150 mm substrate
  • UV NanoImprint up to 200 mm wafers

Related Instrumentation in the KNI

Electron Beam Lithography
Ion Beam Lithography
Optical Lithography