User Resources

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This page provides information and resources for LNF users and other members of the LNF community. It includes details about laboratory policies and corresponding documentation that can be used as reference. Material from the LNF user communications meetings and the LNF technology seminar series are also archived on this page. Links to other resources that can be useful to the LNF community are also included.

General lab policies

This section includes links to the LNF user manual and other documents related to LNF policies.

After-hours lab access

Safety policies and information

User communication meetings

The next User Communication Meeting will be scheduled early in 2017.

Please see below for slides presented during recent LNF User Communication Meetings, which provide updates about lab operations and other information relevant to the user community.
February 17th, 2016
September 1st, 2016
March 11th, 2016
December 3rd, 2015
August 27th, 2015
June 5th, 2015
March 6th, 2015

Slides from earlier user communication meetings

Link to archived announcements, including LNF monthly email update

LNF Tech Talks (technology seminar series)

The LNF Tech Talks (formerly known as the LNF technology seminar series) aim at educating and better informing users of LNF capabilities and technologies. The talks typically start with an overview of the technology or technical topic, including physics and applications, then provides specifics details about the corresponding LNF capabilities. Finally, there are opportunities for discussion of LNF user specific challenges. All archived video recordings are available here. See below for individual recordings and separate copies of the slides.

Upcoming seminars:

  • February 24, 2017 - E-beam lithography, part 1/2

Other resources

Here are additional resources that can be useful to the LNF community.

Please see here for slides from the new user info sessions, updated September 2016.

Financial information

  • Archived financial memos and related files
  • How to request access to a new account/shortcode (for internal users). Here is the information that we need to set up a new account in the LNF online system - Note that account changes are *not* retroactive.
    • name, contact information and approval of PI
    • name and contact information of financial reconciler and any additional person who may need access to reports on usage/charges
    • complete chartfields
    • funding source or agency
    • project name
    • relevant technical area (choose one from: Electronics, Optics, MEMS, Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Medicine, Geology, Process Technology, Other)

Information for proposals and presentations

Facility description for proposals

Logos, acknowledgments etc

Overview slide to include in presentations: see below for two layout options.


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