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In the NanoFab, you can use our extensive commercial, state-of-the-art tool set at economical hourly rates, and get help from a dedicated, full-time technical support staff.
- Access a comprehensive tool set, including advanced capabilities for lithography, thin-film deposition, and nanostructure characterization
- Benefit from reliable, reproducible processes maintained by a professional staff
- Make use of fabrication and characterization services provided by our expert staff
- Access the NanoFab within two weeks after submitting a simple application
Mercury Probe available to users
For additional information, please contact Gerard Henein, 301-975-5645.
High Resolution EBSD Pattern Simulation software now available
The CNST has purchased a license for Bruker ESPRIT DynamicS software, which will reside on the EBSD computer of FEI FIB 2. The ESPRIT DynamicS software is designed to simulate kinematic and dynamical Kikuchi patterns for accurate EBSD materials analysis. Additional features include higher-order Laue Zone rings, pattern intensity variations due to changes in lattice parameters or chemical composition, and non-centrosymmetric crystal patterns. Image at left is a false color dynamical simulation of gallium nitride.
CNST NANOFAB EXPANDS SOFT LITHOGRAPHY LAB
Located in Building 216, room F102, the lab has been expanded to 50m2 with the addition of a Class 10,000 cleanroom. New tools in the cleanroom include a silane vapor deposition oven and a microfluidic test station. These tools complement the existing casting station for polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) coating, a plasma bonder for surface preparation, a convection oven for PDMS baking, and a laminar clean hood for final assembly and a PDMS punch for creating ports. The casting station is housed in a fume hood, which also includes a spin coater, a scale, a hot plate, and a desiccator for PDMS mixing, degassing, coating, and baking. The casting station and oven support substrates ranging from 150 mm diameter wafers down to small pieces and the plasma cleaner supports wafers as large as 75 mm in diameter.
To arrange lab access and training, or for more information, please contact Matthew Robinson, 301-975-2421.