Comprehensive Nanofabrication Capabilities

Firehouse Horology works from the Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) Clean Room at Columbia University in New York City. The CNI is a group of shared laboratories at Columbia University that are open to both academic and industrial users. The CNI Clean Room contains a comprehensive set of tools for microfabrication and nanofabrication, including direct-write lithography tools, reactive-ion plasma etchers, and a suite of deposition tools. The Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Electron Microscopy Laboratory offer world-class instrumentation for chemical and structural characterization of materials, including Atomic Force Microscopes, and Scanning Electron Microscopes.

Silicon hairspring installed on a balance wheel.

Silicon hairspring installed on a balance wheel.

Silicon wheel (gear). Diameter is approximately 10mm.

Silicon wheel (gear). Diameter is approximately 10mm.