Dear CNF Users: In an effort to keep everyone informed of upcoming events and reminded of basic lab use, we send out reminder messages to our users. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these reminders and news items, please contact me.

[1] CNF Acknowledgements in Your Publications; Acknowledging CNF in your publications is CRITICAL to the continued success of the CNF. The National Science Foundation now considers the number of acknowledged publications in their funding algorithms. It is CRITICAL that you include the following sentence, exactly as stated, in all your publications.

This work was performed in part at the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF), a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), which is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant NNCI-1542081).

If space is a concern, this can be significantly shortened to:

This work was performed in part at Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF), an NNCI member supported by NSF Grant NNCI-1542081.

Adding this acknowledgement to your presentations and posters is very much appreciated also.

[2] Wafer Express Service! CNF now stocks a few commonly-requested thin films which may be ordered in limited quantities for quick turn-around. The process is simple, streamlined and meant to be especially convenient for a number of researchers who want these films. Details are at

[3] Some of our TOOL INFORMATION SHEETS have changed significantly. Please read them carefully.

[4] As an early warning on the Holiday Break, we will be closing on Friday, December 21st, at 3:00 p.m. We will reopen at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. During the break, the second floor CNF labs will be available, as will the CNF CAD room.  But! During the break and immediately after, check Coral first before coming to campus to make sure the tool you want to use is indeed available.

Phil Infante
Lab Safety Manager
Cornell NanoScale Facility
Cornell University
250 Duffield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853