Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

BiON Users,

We’ve received word that the BiON might have a full or partial shutdown from Saturday April 14th – Fri April 20th.  We’re eagerly awaiting a decision from Facilities Management and EH&S and we’ll let you all know as soon as we do.
What we do know at this time is that Air Handlers 3-4 in Calit2  that service the cleanroom and labs above floor 2 will be shutdown during those dates and it looks like the lab will become negatively pressured, so any work requiring a class 100, 100, or 10,000 space will likely not be possible. Fume hoods will likely not be fully functional either.
Again, we’ll update with more concrete news and details as soon as we know, but thought to give heads up now to folks.
INRF Staff
INRF & BiON Users,
As a reminder this Friday, April 13th at 1:00pm the INRF will be having a special Grand Reopening.
All are extremely encouraged to register and attend as in addition to new lab protocols and safety concerns applicable to all users, those in attendance will be able to take advantage of deep, deep, one-month user discounts and save big on reduced fees and even free lab access.
We would appreciate all current and past users in attendance, as well as any potential future users to come and help show your support of the facilities.  Folks from some of the highest levels on campus will also be attending and showing their support and we hope to see as many of you, the end-users there as well.
Direct Link to Register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/INRFBION

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

1:00 p.m. Program

4:00 p.m. Reception and Tours

CALIT2 Building Auditorium and Atrium | UC Irvine

Parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure. The cost to park is $10. 

Directions and Parking

 

Join us April 13 to learn about:

·     New and improved cleanroom capabilities

·     Discount pricing

·     Equipment upgrades

·     Revised user policy and safety procedures

·     Faculty super user experiences first hand

·     And more!

 

Be sure to register and attend to qualify for deep, deep one-month user discounts!

 

 

 

Agenda

 

1:00 pm

Welcome

G.P. Li, INRF director

 

1:05 pm

Campus Investment

Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research

Gregory Washington, engineering dean

 

1:15 pm

What’s New and Improved

G.P. Li

 

1:35 pm

Updated Policy & Safety Procedures

Jake Hess, INRF cleanroom manager

 

1:55 pm

The Forged System

Everardo Camacho, INRF consultant

 

2:15 pm

199/299 Student Programs

Steven Martinez, INRF engineer

 

 

2:30 pm

Company Partners with Equipment and Capabilities in INRF

 

 

3:30 pm

Super-Users Panel Discussion: Mark Chapman, Ilya Krivorotov and Andrei Shkel

 

4:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception with INRF Tours

 

 

 

 

2220 Engineering Gateway | info@inrf.uci.edu | (949) 824-8125 | inrf.uci.edu

 

STAY CONNECTED

 

Calit2@UC Irvine | 4100 Calit2 BuildingIrvine, CA 92697-2800

INRF & BiON Users,
As a reminder this Friday, April 13th at 1:00pm the INRF will be having a special Grand Reopening.
All are extremely encouraged to register and attend as in addition to new lab protocols and safety concerns applicable to all users, those in attendance will be able to take advantage of deep, deep, one-month user discounts and save big on reduced fees and even free lab access.
We would appreciate all current and past users in attendance, as well as any potential future users to come and help show your support of the facilities.  Folks from some of the highest levels on campus will also be attending and showing their support and we hope to see as many of you, the end-users there as well.
Direct Link to Register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/INRFBION

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

1:00 p.m. Program

4:00 p.m. Reception and Tours

CALIT2 Building Auditorium and Atrium | UC Irvine

Parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure. The cost to park is $10. 

Directions and Parking

 

Join us April 13 to learn about:

·     New and improved cleanroom capabilities

·     Discount pricing

·     Equipment upgrades

·     Revised user policy and safety procedures

·     Faculty super user experiences first hand

·     And more!

 

Be sure to register and attend to qualify for deep, deep one-month user discounts!

 

 

 

Agenda

 

1:00 pm

Welcome

G.P. Li, INRF director

 

1:05 pm

Campus Investment

Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research

Gregory Washington, engineering dean

 

1:15 pm

What’s New and Improved

G.P. Li

 

1:35 pm

Updated Policy & Safety Procedures

Jake Hess, INRF cleanroom manager

 

1:55 pm

The Forged System

Everardo Camacho, INRF consultant

 

2:15 pm

199/299 Student Programs

Steven Martinez, INRF engineer

 

 

2:30 pm

Company Partners with Equipment and Capabilities in INRF

 

 

3:30 pm

Super-Users Panel Discussion: Mark Chapman, Ilya Krivorotov and Andrei Shkel

 

4:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception with INRF Tours

 

 

 

 

2220 Engineering Gateway | info@inrf.uci.edu | (949) 824-8125 | inrf.uci.edu

 

STAY CONNECTED

 

Calit2@UC Irvine | 4100 Calit2 BuildingIrvine, CA 92697-2800

All,

 

In the coming weeks Ushio America, Inc. will be coming on-site to host a free of charge demo session of their  172nm Photo Bonding System that has been located in the BiON of Calit2.   The Ushio, Inc. bonder is a 172nm Photo Bonding System equipped with a UV lamp with an emission wavelength center at 172nm. This is a system that irradiates an object with 172nm light for a specified period of time. Objects to be irradiated can be joined and bonded on top of each other and pressurized using the bonding unit.

 

This free of charge demo session will include Ushio America, Inc. engineers bonding glass to PDMS, PDMS to PDMS, PMMA to PMMA, and COP to COP. The time and date of this session will depend on RSVPs so please RSVP if any interest to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu so that we can begin coordinating the session.

 

For those interested in bonding additional materials beyond this list, we will also work to see if we can help demonstrate a successful bond with your samples. If interested, please review the additional links at the end of this message and send an email to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu with a detailed description of the bond you hope to achieve with this system. Please include as many details as possible (sample dimensions, materials to be bonded, etc.) and send this email as soon as possible / well in advance of the demo session. Depending on interest levels for these additional bonds, either these additional bonds will be demonstrated/tested at the end of the demo session, or additional sessions for these specific applications will be scheduled.

 

Additional Links Below.

Presentation Slides from Summer 2017: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ushio-photobonding-technology.pdf

 

INRF/BiON SOP: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/op-ushio-photo-bonding-system.pdf

 

Equipment YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QQW44U-sV4&feature=youtu.be

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/bion/

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/

 

Thank You,

 

 

Steven Martinez

stevenm4@uci.edu

Friday, April 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. Program
4:00 p.m. Reception and Tours
CALIT2 Building Auditorium and Atrium | UC Irvine
Parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure. The cost to park is $10.
Join us April 13 to learn about:
  • New and improved cleanroom capabilities
  • Discount pricing
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Revised user policy and safety procedures
  • Faculty super user experiences first hand
  • And more!
Be sure to register and attend to qualify for deep, deep one-month user discounts!
Agenda
1:00 pm
Welcome
G.P. Li, INRF director
1:05 pm
Campus Investment
Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research
Gregory Washington, engineering dean
1:15 pm
What’s New and Improved
G.P. Li
1:35 pm
Updated Policy & Safety Procedures
Jake Hess, INRF cleanroom manager
1:55 pm
The Forged System
Everardo Camacho, INRF consultant
2:15 pm
199/299 Student Programs
Steven Martinez, INRF engineer
2:30 pm
Company Partners with Equipment and Capabilities in INRF
3:30 pm
Super-Users Panel Discussion: Mark Chapman, Ilya Krivorotov and Andrei Shkel
4:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception with INRF Tours
2220 Engineering Gateway | info@inrf.uci.edu | (949) 824-8125 | inrf.uci.edu
STAY CONNECTED

INRF Users who have items in the dry boxes,

These dry boxes are intended for wafers and samples that need to be in the dry box.  Please remove any personal belongings including old photoresists, glasswares, cleanroom wipes, utensils and no longer needed wafers/items by 5pm on Thurs April 5 of next week.   After this point in time INRF Staff will work to remove, relocate and/or discard remaining items users do not clean out themselves.

Thank You,

-Staff

All,

 

In the coming weeks Ushio America, Inc. will be coming on-site to host a free of charge demo session of their  172nm Photo Bonding System that has been located in the BiON of Calit2.   The Ushio, Inc. bonder is a 172nm Photo Bonding System equipped with a UV lamp with an emission wavelength center at 172nm. This is a system that irradiates an object with 172nm light for a specified period of time. Objects to be irradiated can be joined and bonded on top of each other and pressurized using the bonding unit.

 

This free of charge demo session will include Ushio America, Inc. engineers bonding glass to PDMS, PDMS to PDMS, PMMA to PMMA, and COP to COP. The time and date of this session will depend on RSVPs so please RSVP if any interest to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu so that we can begin coordinating the session.

 

For those interested in bonding additional materials beyond this list, we will also work to see if we can help demonstrate a successful bond with your samples. If interested, please review the additional links at the end of this message and send an email to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu with a detailed description of the bond you hope to achieve with this system. Please include as many details as possible (sample dimensions, materials to be bonded, etc.) and send this email as soon as possible / well in advance of the demo session. Depending on interest levels for these additional bonds, either these additional bonds will be demonstrated/tested at the end of the demo session, or additional sessions for these specific applications will be scheduled.

 

Additional Links Below.

Presentation Slides from Summer 2017: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ushio-photobonding-technology.pdf

 

INRF/BiON SOP: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/op-ushio-photo-bonding-system.pdf

 

Equipment YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QQW44U-sV4&feature=youtu.be

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/bion/

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/

 

Thank You,

 

 

Steven Martinez

stevenm4@uci.edu

INRF & BiON Users,

Many of you may have already noticed, the Forged System now has a brand new announcements section: https://inrf.forged.systems/dashboard/home/announcements/

You can find this Announcements section within Forged as well under Dashboard–>Announcements on the left Navigation Panel.

This will replace the INRF Website Blog and will be used for MAJOR lab activity updates (Facilities issues, major events / happenings, lab-wide items).  Please continue to check the Equipment Status section for equipment status updates.

FYI, The 3 Wet Processing Rooms in the BiON are now once again available and your keycards will now work on the door locks to these 3 rooms if authorized.  The stainless steel bench in the Metal Etch RM 11422 is still out of service but the others have all been re-certified and are available.  Those still not certified and unavailable for use have signs posted on them.

-Staff

 

 

INRF & BiON Users,

In case anybody is interested, Richard will be holding a training session on the INRF’s HF & Inorganic Wet Processes area tomorrow morning at 9:00AM.

rschang@uci.edu

-Staff

INRF & BiON Users,

The 3 wet etch rooms in the BiON are currently temporarily offline as staff looks further into the lab bench re-certifications with TSS and FM. You may notice the electronic key cards not allow access into these 3 wet etch rooms as a result.

HF and Inorganic Wet Processes are available in the INRF. Please email Richard Chang at rschang@uci.edu for access.

FYI, It appears recent blog posts have been being uploaded to the blog on the INRF website but the email notifications didn’t get sent out.  If any question check the INRF Website Blog or contact Staff (and notice physical signs posted where applicable throughout the labs).

-Staff