Nanopatterning Cleanroom (NPC)
The Nanopatterning Cleanroom (NPC) hosts the JEOL 6300FS and Raith Voyager EBL, FEI Nova NanoSEM, KJL evaporator, etcher, wet benches, optical microscopes and other supporting equipment. The cleanroom is located in the basement of the Spilker Building. Lab users pay a daily fee when they want to access the lab. The fee is to cover costs such as cleanroom supplies, repairs and maintenance of equipment, gases, chemicals, cleanroom apparel, etc.
The following lists equipment available inside the cleanroom:
- EBL: JEOL 6300-FS
- EBL: Raith VOYAGER
- EBL/SEM: FEI Nova SEM
- EBL: GenISys BEAMER Software
- EBL: GenISys Tracer Software
- Deposition: KJL Evaporator
- Etch: Oxford PlasmaPro 80 RIE
- Profilometer: Dektak XT-S Stylus Profiler
- Microscopy: Keyence VK‐X 3D Laser Confocal
- Microscopy: Nikon LV100ND
- Microscopy: Olympus
- Benches: Acid, Base, Solvent, Spinner
- Spinner: Headway Research
- Sonicator Bath
- Digital Scale
- Sputter: Cressington 108 Auto Sputter Coater
- UV: Samco UV Ozone Cleaner
- Ellipsometry: Film Sense FS-1 Multi-Wavelength Ellipsometer
- Scribing: LatticeGear FlipScribe
- Vacuum Sealer
In order to become a qualified user of the Nanopatterning Cleanroom, you need to follow each of these steps in the order as listed here:
- Complete the process to become a lab member of SNSF and follow the instructions to activate a Badger account.
- Complete the SNSF COVID-19 Authorization protocol and receive notification of authorization.
- Review the following documents:
- Pass (100%) a quiz that reviews cleanroom safety and policies: Nanopatterning Cleanroom Safety Quiz
- Complete the Nanopatterning Cleanroom New User Intake Form (second part of the quiz above).
- Complete steps 1-5 in Getting Started and Training Information for the Wet Benches.
- Watch the Nanopatterning Cleanroom Virtual Lab Safety Tour video.
- Staff will email you to set up a time for a final check-off meeting (either remote or in-person) to go over any questions you have before granting you access to the cleanroom.
- Note: After the final check-off meeting, you will be granted card key access. Only after you have full card key access to the lab, are you allowed to enter the lab and schedule training on the tools.
- Please see the respective tool webpages for training information.
COVID: No visitors are currently allowed in the Nanopatterning Cleanroom.
Current, experienced Nanopatterning Cleanroom labmember (users who have completed the lab safety tour) can request for permission to bring a visitor (individuals who have not completed the lab safety tour and been granted access to the Nanopatterning Cleanroom) into the cleanroom with them. If permission is granted, the NPC labmember will be responsible for the visitor’s safety and ensure that they follow all SNSF and NPC policies.
Both the visitor and the NPC labmember must jointly fill out the Visitor Request Form. Staff will email both the visitor and the NPC user notifying them on whether or not permission has been granted to the visitor to enter the cleanroom with their NPC labmember escort. It is recommended to submit the form at least a day in advance to allow time for staff to review the request.