2017 2018 CNF Annual Research Report Instructions
(a) The written report in a PDF file (template below...), and2] 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.
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CNF RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS INSTRUCTIONS
:: Reports are Due Friday, June 15th ::
1) Written Report in PDF = 1000 WORDS Maximum
The word count does not include the summary report information requested below, but does include EVERYTHING else -- abstract, references, captions. We ask for the report in PDF because then symbols, sub-script and super-script are retained.
2) Graphics in JPEG (or PNG, TIF) = Four Maximum -- Only Four!
Please do not combine the summary items! I.e., list email addresses separately as requested.
SUMMARY REPORT INFORMATION:
(1) CNF Report Title (Note: the REPORT title may be different from the PROJECT title):
(2) CNF Project Number:
(3) Principal Investigator (FULL name, not 'Jim'):
(4) User name(s) (FULL name, not 'Sue'):
(5) Affiliation (Department, University, Company, etc.):
(6) Primary Source of Research Funding:
(7) PI email address(es) [DO NOT combine with (3)!]:
(8) User email address(es) [DO NOT combine with (4)!]:
(9) Web Site URL (Optional):
(10) Report Category [choose only ONE]:
:: Mechanical Devices
:: Optics & Opto-Electronics
:: Physics & Nanostructure Physics
:: Process & Characterization
:: Societal & Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology
(12) Report Word Count:
(Word count excludes the SUMMARY PROJECT INFORMATION above, but includes abstract, references, and captions)
5) Details on text rules; 1000 maximum, send as .pdf file
 Refrain from formatting. Please do not use columns. Avoid bold / styles / hypertext / indenting / tabs / etc. Keep it simple.
 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 I use may not allow figures to be placed where you would like them to be, however I will try to put them as close as possible to the text where they are mentioned.
 Send captions as TEXT at the end of 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 IN your report.
 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!)
[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 too.
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.
Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
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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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