Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility


Facilities Management will be conducting leak checks on the compressed air system this Saturday (06/24). This will affect some of tools in the lab so please plan accordingly.

The Forged system is now live in the gowning rooms. Please see the instructions below and let staff know if you run into any issues.

Opening a new lab session (INRF/BION Gowning Rooms) is the same as the equipment.

1. Open Chrome, navigate to
2. Enter username + password
3. Once logged in, the Lab Access panel will appear:

4. Here you simply need to press Open Lab Session (add comments if applicable).
Important: YOU MUST LOG OUT using the top log out button.

5. To end your lab session, you must return to the same computer and you will see this upon logging in:

You must click Close Lab session (After selecting your account and entering their comments if applicable).
When you close the lab session, the screen will return to what it was before (showing lab access).
You must log out if the Forged System as well

BION Wet Bench:
The “Start Bench Session” option is available

Change the select from NO/Not Applicable to the Bench you will be using:

You specify what you’ll be doing on the bench and additionally add bench-session comments. When opening the lab session, a bench session will also open:

There have been multiple incidents of hotplates spontaneously heating in the OFF position leading to fires and explosions. Hotplates purchased prior to 1984 do not have temperature feedback controls, in particular the models Corning PC-35, PC-351, and the Thermolyne Model SP46925. Such older models can spontaneously heat with the heater dial in the OFF position.

Contact EH&S if you have a Corning PC-35/PC-351 or Thermolyne Model Sp46925 hot plates in your laboratory and would like to receive a FREE Corning Digital Display Stirring Hotplate replacement.

Safety Criteria For A Safer Laboratory Hot Plate
– Grounded unit
– Power indicator
– Hot top warning
– Direct temperature reading
– Detachable/replaceable power cord
– Independent temperature control units which switch off in case of an over temperature
– Optional connection for sample temperature probe/controller

See Flyer for more details

Hot Plate Replacement Flyer


We have postponed taking the STS down until further notice.

Due to the newly waxed floors, the BION is very slippery. For the time being we have replaced the blue disposable shoe covers with white ones with a little more traction. There is limited quantities of these so please reuse them. Things should be back to normal in a week or so. In the meantime please be careful.

Starting May 1st the STS will be down for maintenance for a week. Please plan accordingly

Due to the recent waxing in the BION the floors are more slippery than normal.  The coverall booties offer a little more traction than the disposable ones so if you are concerned please see Ryan in the INRF and he can issue you a pair. Please be careful. Thanks

BION will be closed after 8:30pm tonight for waxing and will reopen Friday morning. This will be happening once more on Tuesday the 25th.

  • The INRF and BION cleanrooms will remain open.
  • All the tools will be accessible for those with access to them however HF (rm 1432) & Inorganic (rm 1421) rooms will be closed.
  • INRF Office will be closed and lab staff will be off during this time.
  • Lab Staff will not be available by phone over the break
  • Check your access for the cleanroom (keycard and logins) and tools BEFORE the break to make sure you will have no issues
  • Contact Richard if you need 24hr access or need a refresher on a tool before the break.
  • For Facilities Issues contact 949-824-5444  / For Emergencies 911

Lab staff will be reorganizing and cleaning up the chemicals throughout the INRF and BION (benches, cabinets, & so on…). All chemicals should be labeled and updated with the name, group, expiration data and any other necessary information.  Any chemicals expired or without clearly updated information will be disposed of after Monday (3/13/2017). Pass this along to your lab mates.