THE 2016-2017 CNF TECHNICAL REPORTS ARE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2017
Please Submit One Report Per User or Small Group of Users (up to three users). Even if a project has been completed and or a user has graduated and left Cornell, a report is still expected. Large research groups should submit multiple reports.
A report template is at the bottom of this page of instructions.
NEW! Please name at least one specfic CNF tool used for your research!
(a) The written report in a PDF file (template below...), and
(b) The figures as separate image files.
2] Email your report files to Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison by the deadline. [email]
Please name the files: "YourProj#YourLastName" -- i.e. 12345Mallison.pdf, 12345MallisonFig1.jpg, etc.
ZIP FILES ARE BLOCKED BY OUR SERVER. DO NOT EMAIL ZIPPED FILES!
:: Reports are Due Friday, June 2nd ::
The written report is a concise description of the past year's technical accomplishments in up to, but no more than, 1000 words -- including reference text and captions! -- and using at least the "Abstract:" "Summary of Research:" and "References:" headings. NEW! Please name at least one CNF tool used for your research!
2) Graphics in JPEG (or PNG, TIF) = Four Maximum -- Only Four!
3) Put your project number first in all email subject lines
4) Start your report with the following summary report information
(1) CNF Report Title (Note: the REPORT title may be different from the PROJECT title):
:: Mechanical Devices
:: Optics & Opto-Electronics
:: Physics & Nanostructure Physics
:: Process & Characterization
:: Societal & Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology
(11) Primary CNF Tools Used:
PLEASE NOTE: If you had an REU Intern over the previous summer, it may be appropriate to list them as a CNF user on the report. Please identify them as an REU intern.
5) Details on text rules; 1000 maximum, send as .pdf file
 Do not refer to the placement of a figure in your paper, i.e. "In Figure 3 below, we see..." Just say, "In Figure 3, we see..." The actual page layout we use may not allow figures to be placed where you would like them to be, however we will try to put them as close as possible to the text where they are mentioned.
 Send captions as TEXT in the PDF document -- do not make them part of the photo. Captions should be as short as possible.
 Please name at least one specific CNF tool used for your research!
 When you mention a chemical or tool or process for the first time, it must be spelled out with the acronym in parenthesis. Scanning electron microscope (SEM), plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It's good, proper writing! And it ensures that anyone anywhere reading your report will know what you are talking about. (Again, it only takes a moment for you to spell things out, but it takes me forever to correct the reports!)
6) Details on graph/photo rules; four graphics maximum in .jpg, .png, or .tif
[B] Formulas count as graphics.
[C] Four graphics maximum. PLEASE DO NOT put six photos in a figure and call that one graphic. By the time such an item is resized for the book, it is almost completely incomprehensible. One graphic per figure! (Process outlines and small inserts will be tolerated, but print them out at three inches wide and see if you can read them without a magnifying glass!)
[D] If you used Excel for your graphs, PLEASE send the original Excel file.
All figures will be printed in greyscale. If your graph depends on color, or your caption refers to the color of a line, clarity will be lost! Adjust your graphs and figures accordingly.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ECCS-1542081. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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