«We provide excellent services and scientific support to internal and external clients. »

Professor Christian Schönenberger, SNI Director


The SNI offers imaging services and advice for research groups in the SNI network and for external partners. The Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab) was set up in 2016 for this very purpose. It encompasses part of the former Microscopy Center and the NanoTech Service Lab. The NI Lab offers its clients various microscopes for detailed sample imaging, harnessing its employees’ decades of experience to produce precise analyses.

The SNI also offers various technology services for internal and external partners from science and industry. The technology department and the electronics and mechanical workshops in the Department of Physics (University of Basel) have excellent facilities and highly trained staff who consistently find creative solutions to a wide range of tasks and problems.

The SNI also has a clean room that our partners may reserve.