The CNR-IMM-BN-CT and CNR-URT-BN-ME units are part of the RI Beyond Nano and are located in Catania and Messina, respectively. The units belong to the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (CNR-IMM) with headquarters in Catania. The research activities are focused on three main application areas:  Microelectronics (Power and high frequencies devices, Flexible and Large area electronics, Devices for classical and quantum information storage and processing), Functional materials and devices (MEMS, sensors, microsystems, nanostructured materials), Photonics (Energy conversion devices, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics). The IMM expertise, instrumentation and facilities are coordinated into 3 technological areas: microfabrication, characterizations and heoretical modeling,  synthesis of advanced materials. In general, the activities span from materials science and process development to device fabrication and system integration, thanks to the microfabrication facilities present at the different sites (clean-room areas totaling >1500 m2).

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