Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

 

BiON Users,

For those that didn’t notice this morning, the BiON is once again available for use and it is ok to enter.

STAFF

BiON Users,

Due to a small spill of SU-8 Developer in room 1431, there is a remaining odor most especially in that room but also in other areas of the lab.

As a precaution, the BiON will be unavailable until Monday 8/28/17.

STAFF

INRF & BiON Users,

Due to a potential increase chance of risk to campus personnel, for the time being please do not leave wet chemical processes unattended on the lab benches after-hours.
This includes but is not limited to HF processes, piranha etch solutions and RCA cleans solutions.
Repeat: No wet chemical processes are to be left unattended after-hours.
Please be sure to plan appropriately and complete your work including finishing cleaning up by end of business day each day.
Thank You,
INRF Staff

INRF and BiON Users,

The Forged system has just been updated and in the update the equipment authorizations have now been enabled and made live.  All of the info should be accurate but it is highly suggested to verify this ahead of time so as to ensure you can access the equipment when the time comes that you will need it.

To verify this, please click “My Authorizations” under the Dashboard Navigation Panel  (  https://inrf.forged.systems/dashboard/home/authorizations/ ) to see which tools you are currently authorized to use as well as whether or not you are authorized for after-hours use on that tool.

If you find that your authorizations are inaccurate, please contact staff to help correct.  It is suggested to contact the supervisor of the tool (listed on the equipment status page).

Thank You,

INRF Staff

 

 

 

All INRF and BiON Users:
Reminder: Monday July 31st, 2017 from 3:00PM – 4:30PM in location Calit2 Room 3008 we are hosting the last make-up session for those that missed the June 2017 All Hands Event  Users that do not attend one of these events will be restricted lab access as attendance is mandatory.
The last make-up session this summer will be this Monday July 31st, 2017 in Calit2 Room 3008 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM , after which there may only be one in the Fall should demand and a need be there.
For these make-up sessions, please RSVP to stevenm4@uci.edu and in the subject line please use “Make-Up Session 2017”

Thank You,

INRF Staff

Reminder to All INRF Facility Users:

The entire lab and all tools will be shut down by end of business day today.  I’ve just been informed that everyone needs to finish their process, finish cleaning up their process, and exit the lab by 5:00PM today. No Exceptions.

Please plan accordingly and give yourself enough time to not just finish your process, but also as well as clean up and leave your area clean and back to its normal idle state and exit the lab by 5:00PM.

Lab access and all tools in the INRF will be unavailable until further notice.

*This does not apply to the BiON

-INRF Staff

 

INRF Users,

The INRF Facility will be shut down as well as all tools will be shut down by end of business day this Thursday July 27, 2017 for the facilities project work occurring July 28 – Sept 20.  Lab access and all tools will be unavailable until further notice.

INRF Staff

In a follow up to the June 15th post (copied below for convenience):

Website links for Teflon container’s suppliers for HF

http://www.scimac.com/products/containers/ptfe-dishes-watch-glass/3754-low-profile-ptfe-evaporating-dish.html

Part # 3754-06

180mL Low Profile PTFE Evaporating Dish with straight sides & spout, 40mm Height x 136mm OD

Price = $78.20

https://www.dynalon.com/publicstore/product/~/product/168,168.aspx

Dynalon Item #: 355314-0400

Item#: 5531-0400

List Price: $65.72

Low form evaporating dishes with pouring spout are manufactured from pure PTFE with heavy wall. Inert and useable to 260ºC. Smooth internal finish.

Diameter = 130 mm

Capacity = 400 ml

 

Notice to Users using HF:
We are seeing an increased usage of 48% HF being used.  All 48% HF must be processed in Teflon containers not poly Styrofoam and in addition these containers must be in a secondary container so as to keep the entire system and process in double containment.
The INRF does not provide Teflon containers so users must provide their own.
INRF Staff

BiON Users,

I’ve just been informed that facilities will be performing work on exhaust in the BiON this Saturday 7/29/17.  

Anything in the BiON that uses exhaust will be unavailable. Laminar flow processing benches, lithography,  hot embossing, and acid rooms will be offline during the work.

INRF Staff

 

 

Attached are some project details regarding the 7/28/17 – 9/20/17 INRF facility shut down.

Reminder:

INRF Users,

The INRF Facility will be shut down as well as all tools will be shut down by end of business day this Thursday July 27, 2017 for the facilities project work occurring July 28 – Sept 20.  Lab access and all tools will be unavailable until further notice.

INRF Staff

INRF Users,

The INRF Facility will be shut down as well as all tools will be shut down by end of business day this Thursday July 27, 2017 for the facilities project work occurring July 28 – Sept 20.  Lab access and all tools will be unavailable until further notice.

INRF Staff