Accessing ONLY Second Floor Tools

Attention former NBTC members: The CNF recently assumed many tools and some lab space from the Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC). We have made this page for former NBTC users who would like to continue to use the tools at the CNF. This page will spell out the procedure for regaining access to the tools.
Flowchart of Procedure to Access Second Floor Tools

How do I decide whether I need access to ONLY second floor labs or the entire CNF facility (cleanroom and second floor labs)?

What tools do you need?

If you plan to use tools ONLY from this list, then you only need access to the 2nd floor labs. If plans change and you need to use tools in the cleanroom, you will be required to complete the main CNF orientation and safety training (New User orientation fee will be charged).

  • Veeco Dektak 6M Profilometer
  • Olympus IX-71 Inverted Microscope
  • CorSolutions PDMS Punch
  • Micro Drill
  • Accurion EP3 Imaging Ellipsometer
  • Olympus BX-51 Upright Microscope
  • CorSolutions Fluidic Probe Station
  • Westbond 7400 Ultrasonic Wire Bonder
  • Rame-Hart 500 Goniometer
  • Zeiss Discovery Stereoscope
  • PDMS Casting Station
  • Digital Instruments 3100 AFM
  • Malvern Nano ZS Zetasizer
  • Labcoater 2 Parylene Coater
  • Stratasys ObJet30 Pro 3D Printer
  • Malvern NS300 Nanosight
  • Harrick Plasma Generator
  • Versalaser Cutting Laser
  • SV-10 Viscometer
  • Labcoater 2 Parylene Coater
  • Dimatix InkJet Microprinter
  • Refractometer
  • Harrick Plasma Generator
  • Hot Press

Steps to Getting Started

Existing or Active CNF User

  1. No additional orientation is needed.

Former NBTC Member & PI Has an Active CNF Project

  1. Email userprogram@cnf.cornell.edu at CNF to request 2nd floor lab access.
     
  2. Submit a New User Application to be added to the current active CNF project.
     
  3. Take second floor orientation. Prior to orientation, complete the following CU learn online courses:

    2nd floor lab orientation will be scheduled typically on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Orientation will consist of a short presentation followed by lab space walk through – roughly 1-1.5 hrs total time.

  4. Once all orientation is complete, contact tool owners for individual tool trainings.

Former NBTC member & PI doesn’t have an active CNF project

  1. Email userprogram@cnf.cornell.edu at CNF to request 2nd floor lab access.
     
  2. Submit a Project Proposal to start a project
     
  3. Submit a New User Application to be added to the current active CNF project.
     
  4. Take second floor orientation. Prior to orientation, complete the following CU learn online courses:

    2nd floor lab orientation will be scheduled typically on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Orientation will consist of a short presentation followed by lab space walk through – roughly 1-1.5 hrs total time.

  5. Once all orientation is complete, contact tool owners for individual tool trainings.

Not a User at NBTC or CNF

  1. Email userprogram@cnf.cornell.edu at CNF to request 2nd floor lab access.
     
  2. Submit a Project Proposal to start a project
     
  3. Submit a New User Application to be added to the current active CNF project.
     
  4. Take second floor orientation. Prior to orientation, complete the following CU learn online courses:

    2nd floor lab orientation will be scheduled typically on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Orientation will consist of a short presentation followed by lab space walk through – roughly 1-1.5 hrs total time.

  5. Once all orientation is complete, contact tool owners for individual tool trainings.