NEST, the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanotechnology, is an interdisciplinary research center where physicists, chemists, and biologists are carrying out scientific studies on the nanoscale. This knowledge is employed for developing innovative instruments in the field of the nanobioscience, and for nanoelectronic and photonic devices and their architectures.
The NEST laboratory has a strong experience in the study of the transport and optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures, hydrid systems, and graphene. State of the art facilities for growth and fabrication of nano-devices are available at NEST.
Advanced microscopy and spectroscopy with nanoscale resolution are employed for single molecule and live brain imaging.
The NEST laboratory includes three different institutions: Scuola Normale Superiore, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), and the Institute of Nanoscience of the National Research Council.