CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN)
Tuesday - Friday, January 14 - 17, 2020
intensive 3.5 day short course offered by the Cornell NanoScale Science
& Technology Facility, combines lectures and laboratory
demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science
and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an
ideal way for faculty, students, post docs and staff members to rapidly
come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need
to employ. Members of the high tech business community will also find it
an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab
environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community,
but class size is limited.
PLEASE NOTE #1: The
short course augments but does not replace the three part training
required to become a user of our facility. To become a CNF user, one
must follow the instructions under the "Getting Started” link above.
PLEASE NOTE #2: TCN
is held twice a year, January and June. There is a minimum of 15
participants in the CNF TCN (maximum 30). If we do not receive 15
registrations we will cancel.
to funding from the National Science Foundation, this
course is free for graduate students from U.S. institutions outside
Cornell, up to 5 students per external university. (Travel and lodging
are not included.) Students who wish to attend for the course for free should contact Rebecca Vliet to ensure comp registration is available PRIOR to registering. When registering please make sure to indicate this
by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Cancellations must be made prior to January 6, 2020 by contacting Rebecca Vliet. If cancellation is not received and you do not show up for the course you will be responsible for the full course fee.
- Target Audience
Attendance is open to the general scientific community and is not
limited to CNF users or Cornell students. We strongly encourage all
persons expecting to become CNF users to attend this course.
It is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in
nanoscale science. An emphasis will be placed on CNF laboratory
resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are generally
applicable to research in this field and do not require use of CNF.
Please note the lab demonstrations do not replace any required formal
- Schedule and Location
The course will be held Tuesday through Friday. The
lectures and lunches will be held in (location TBD). The laboratory
demonstrations and lectures will be held in the CNF
clean room, in Duffield Hall.
Please note the dress code below!
- Directions and Parking
Parking is NOT included in the cost of the course. If you are a visitor
and you must park on campus, that will cost you $10 a day. (See "Accommodations" next for advice on parking)
Directions to Cornell University and CNF, and Visitor Parking Information,
Travel & AccommodationsInformation on travel and accommodations can be found here: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf5_infotraveller.html. For additional information about the Ithaca area, visit: http://www.visitithaca.com/.
Note: You will receive a 10% discount on your reservation at the Best Western University Inn (607-272-6100) when you request the "CNF rate". Accommodation arrangements should be made in advance, Ithaca area hotels fill up quickly due to the University's Reunion Events.
Academic Rate (including students and faculty) and Government Rate: $425
Industrial Rate: $850
As noted above, the course fee will be reimbursed for up to
5 research students per university for students from U.S. institutions outside
Cornell. Please refer to the note above
about the procedures for free registration.
- Dress Code
There is a mandatory dress code for the CNF clean room which must be
followed each day of the course. Please see the web site for full
- Schedule (click here to view sample schedule)
Tuesday, Day 1: Registration & Orientation (5:30p-7:30p)
Wednesday, Day 2: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems (8:45a-4:00p)
Thursday, Day 3: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication (8:45a-4:00p)
Friday, Day 4: Nanoelectrode Fabrication (8:45a-4:00p)
Note the class size has a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 (because of the hands-on lab activities). Your spot is not guaranteed until your payment is received.
If the course is being charged to a Cornell account we will
notify the PI or accounts representative. If paying by check, please
make the check
out to "Cornell University" and write "CNF TCN" in the memo line. Credit
cards and Cornell procurement cards are also accepted -- once you
submit your registration, follow the appropriate links on the
confirmation page. A
waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations.
Questions on course content should be directed to:
250 Duffield Hall, CNF
Ithaca, New York, 14853
Questions on logistics and registration should be directed to:
250 Duffield Hall, CNF
Ithaca, New York, 14853
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