Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility


The card readers on the wet process doors should be fully operational by Friday afternoon. In order to have access we should have your signed Chemical Usage form and your signed Equipment Training Log. Only qualified users will be allowed entry in those areas (including buddies). All users must scan their card for entry. Please do not let users in the room if they do not have their access card. Failure to comply with the rules may result in possible loss of room or lab privileges.

This week Lifeng will be hosting two demo sessions on chemical wet process.

He will cover:

  • Proper operation of the laminar flow hood
  • Wast management of reactive chemicals
  • Labeling

The Demo’s are scheduled this Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm. Each Demo will allow for 6 users. If interested please RSVP to Ryan Smith at

This week we have two sessions scheduled for wet bench qualification:

Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00PM

Thursday 3:00PM – 4:30PM

If interested, please e-mail Alana Valencia at to schedule. We will have a total of 12 time slots available and will be scheduling on a first come first serve basis.

The proxy readers have been installed in the BION wet process rooms however they are still not fully functional. We are waiting to hear from Facilities on when they will be up. In the meantime the doors are locked but staff can let you in if you give them some notice. We will try and have a status update for you later today.

Today proxy readers will be installed  in the following BiON wet etch rooms:

1432 HF/BOE etch area

1422 metal etch & solvent clean area

1421 Inorganic cleaning area for RCA1 & RCA2  & Piranha & KOH

There will be no access to the wet process rooms while they are working. Once installed, only those users that have been qualified (training log must be signed) and that have completed the chemical usage form will be authorized to access. Let us know if you have any questions.

The chemical usage form can be downloaded from:

Next weeks weather will be bringing hot and dry conditions again and with that the labs will experience some dry conditions as well. We can control the humidity, to some extent, in the INRF but the BION is out of our hands until they upgrade the humidifiers. If you are working on lithography please look up the manufactures recommended conditions for any of the chemicals you plan to use to ensure your projects are successful.

Due to limited staff next week the Wet Process rooms will be available upon request only.

Safety glasses are mandatory in the lab especially when handling chemicals. Users caught not wearing proper PPE will be asked to leave the lab and/or possibly lose lab access.

Jake is in a little earlier than expected so the Wet Process rooms should now be open.

Due to a staff shortage today the Wet Process rooms in the BION will be closed until Jake can open them at 1 pm.