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January 30, 2014

UIMF highlighted in IowaNow article-

"UI facility studies small structures, supports big projects"

Microfabrication facility offers course on electronic devices

January 21, 2014

New Course: The Art of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (029:225)

Course description:  This course will review the science and technology of molecular beam epitaxy growth with an experimental emphasis.  We will cover such topics as the theory of X-ray diffraction measurements, including symmetric and asymmetric scans, reciprocal space mapping,  calculation of strain and relaxation of a crystal from X-ray measurement, and simulation of X-ray scans; determination of an epilayer critical thickness; measurement techniques and analysis of different types of surface, bulk, and interface defects; determination of true V/III ratios and stoichiometric growth conditions in binary, ternary, and quaternary semiconductors; numerical calculation of bandgaps,...

January 21, 2014

UIMF Equipment Spec Sheets are now available on website.

Information may be found at:  http://ostc.uiowa.edu/uimf/equipment

September 11, 2013

The UIMF took delivery of a state-of-the-art NanoImprint tool, Nanonex 2000 - this tool is a full wafer nanoimprintor that offers all forms of imprint: thermal, photocurable and embossing. It offers excellent uniformity over the entire substrate with high throughput and sub 10 nm resolution. The applications of this tool include, nanophotonics, displays, data storage, advanced materials, biotechnology and nanofluidics. This tool was purchased through an external grant awarded to Prof. McEntaffer to develop X-ray focusing elements for satellites. The installation of this tool is underway.

August 15, 2013

UIMF users must complete the new EHS course entitled, "GHS Labels and SDS" (W503OS) if you have not already done so.

The OSHA Hazard communication and other chemical regulations were revised by OSHA in 2012. All UIMF users are required to take this new online course since we are expected to comply with this regulatory requirement.

This training module describes the changes to chemical labels and material safety data sheets that will take place due to a revised federal regulation.

 Please find the training course at HR Self service, My training. Send a confirmation pdf copy of your training page to UIMF Director Aju Jugessur by...