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November 23, 2015

Iowa Now 

Master tinkerer

UI graduate student lands NASA fellowship to create sophisticated space X-ray instrument

Graduate student Jake McCoy is creating a new tool that could help scientists find elusive, missing matter in the universe. The tool McCoy is creating will precisely define X-ray patterns from remote corners of space known as the warm-hot intergalactic medium. Photo by Tim Schoon.

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August 26, 2015
Electron Beam Nanolithography Tool

OSTC's Microfabrication Facility introduces new Electron Beam Nanolithography tool for nano-scale device fabrication

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new and one-of-its-kind facility in Iowa recently opened its doors to researchers in Nanotechnology. The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF) within the Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC) has recently installed an Electron Beam Nanolithography Tool for nano-scale device fabrication in the newly constructed ISO 5 cleanroom, located in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories building. The delivery of this state-of-the-art lab has been made possible thanks to funding...

July 24, 2015

The state-of-the-art and high-performance instrument, Raith Voyager Electron-Beam Nanolithography System has now been installed in the UIMF ISO 5 cleanroom (IATL 172). The tool with a 50kV electron-beam column, less than 2.5 nm beam size and 50 MHz pattern generator can pattern features down to 10 nm or smaller over large areas in the millimeter and centimeter range and can provide a pattern placement accuracy of sub-10 nm. The tool is now available for device fabrication and research in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

May 1, 2015


Morning Session / Oral Presentations

Iowa Memorial Union Iowa Theater, Room 166

8:30-8:40 - welcome

8:40-9:25 - David Gundlach, NIST, “Combining Opto-electrical Measurements to Probe Polaron Properties in Organic Semiconductors”

9:25-9:55 - Markus Wohlgenannt, University of Iowa, “Organic magnetoelectroluminescence for room temperature transduction between magnetic and optical information”

9:55-10:25 - Fatima Toor, University of Iowa, “High performance solar cells and coatings using optical metamaterials”

10:25-10:45 - break

10:45-11:15 - John Prineas, University of Iowa, “How a promising detector material became a remarkable light source”

11:15-12:00 - Dan Wasserman, University...

January 22, 2015
The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Topic: The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility
Converging Science and Technology at the Nanoscale
(Includes tours of MBE Lab and Laser Lab)

Nanofabrication is the meeting ground of engineering, biology, physics, medicine and chemistry. Most of these disciplines converge at the nanoscale towards the same building blocks, principles, tools of investigation and fabrication.
The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF) is an open-research facility serving the academic, industrial and governmental researchers across campus and beyond. Hands-on demos in the UIMF labs, including tours of the...