CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN)
Tuesday - Friday, June 6 - 9, 2017
This intensive 3.5 day short course offered by the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility, combines lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an ideal way for faculty, students, post docs and staff members to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need to employ. Members of the high tech business community will also find it an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limited.
PLEASE NOTE #1: The short course augments but does not replace the three part training required to become a user of our facility. To become a CNF user, one must follow the instructions under the "Getting Started” link above.
PLEASE NOTE #2: TCN is held twice a year, January and June. There is a minimum of 15 participants in the CNF TCN (maximum 30). If we do not receive 15 registrations we will cancel.
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, this
course is free for graduate students from U.S. institutions outside Cornell, up to 5 students per external university. (Travel and lodging are not included.) Students who wish to attend for the course for free should contact Rebecca Vliet to ensure comp registration is available PRIOR to registering. When registering please make sure to indicate this
by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Cancellations must be made prior to Friday, May 26, 2017 by contacting Rebecca Vliet.
- Target Audience
Attendance is open to the general scientific community and is not
limited to CNF users or Cornell students. We strongly encourage all
persons expecting to become CNF users to attend this course.
It is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in
nanoscale science. An emphasis will be placed on CNF laboratory
resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are generally
applicable to research in this field and do not require use of CNF.
Please note the lab demonstrations do not replace any required formal
- Schedule and Location
The course will be held Tuesday through Friday. The lectures and lunches will be held in (location TBD). The laboratory demonstrations and lectures will be held in the CNF
clean room, in Duffield Hall.
Please note the dress code below!
- Directions and Parking
Parking is NOT included in the cost of the course. If you are a visitor
and you must park on campus, that will cost you $10 a day. (See "Accommodations" next for advice on parking)
Directions to Cornell University and CNF, and Visitor Parking Information,
Travel & AccommodationsInformation on travel and accommodations can be found here: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf5_infotraveller.html. For additional information about the Ithaca area, visit: http://www.visitithaca.com/.
Note: A block of rooms is available for JUNE CNF TCN participants at the Best Western University Inn (607-272-6100). Accommodation arrangements should be made in advance, Ithaca area hotels fill up quickly due to the University's Reunion Events.
Academic Rate (including students and faculty) and Government Rate: $425
Industrial Rate: $850
As noted above, the course fee will be reimbursed for up to
5 research students per university for students from U.S. institutions outside
Cornell. Please refer to the note above
about the procedures for free registration.
- Dress Code
There is a mandatory dress code for the CNF clean room which must be
followed each day of the course. Please see the web site for full
- Schedule (click here to view sample schedule)
Tuesday, Day 1: Registration & Orientation (5:30p-7:30p)
Wednesday, Day 2: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems (8:45a-4:00p)
Thursday, Day 3: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication (8:45a-4:00p)
Friday, Day 4: Nanoelectrode Fabrication (8:45a-4:00p)
Note the class size has a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 (because of the hands-on lab activities). Your spot is not guaranteed until your payment is received.
If the course is being charged to a Cornell account we will
notify the PI or accounts representative. If paying by check, please make the check
out to "Cornell University" and write "CNF TCN" in the memo line. Credit cards and Cornell procurement cards are also accepted -- once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links on the confirmation page. A
waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations.
Questions on course content should be directed to:
250 Duffield Hall, CNF
Ithaca, New York, 14853
Questions on logistics and registration should be directed to:
250 Duffield Hall, CNF
Ithaca, New York, 14853
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