Past Events

FAB.nano New User Orientation - Jul 22

1-1:30pm

The orientation consists of a series of self-paced videos to watch, and a 30-minute check-in over zoom, where we provide an introduction, answer questions about the lab & capabilities and how to get started, and check for any missing trainings. All cleanroom and packaging space users need to complete the orientation before card access can be granted.

Users with no prior cleanroom experience also take a half-day “quick-start” class, which provides a hands-on experience in core methods (deposition, lithography, etch). Users with prior cleanroom experience will receive a waiver during the orientation check-in. If you only need to use the packaging space (and not the cleanroom), the quick-start is not needed.

Registering for the orientation, you will get a chance to describe your general fabrication needs, helping us better understand each user’s goals and expectations. The registration form also contains a checklist to help you spot any missing EHS trainings.

After registering, you will get an email with a link to the videos to watch, and the zoom link to the orientation event.

FAB.nano 24h Qualification - Jul 19

10:30-11:00am
12-4001

All users have lab access during staffed hours (Mo-Th 8am - 9pm; Fr 8am-7pm).  To be able to use the lab after-hours and on weekends, users need to understand how to respond in emergency situations. During the 24h access qualification, a small group of PTC members ask you relevant safety questions that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge. This discussion typically takes 10-15 minutes.

Prior completion of the wet chemical training is required, as it provides the relevant safety foundations. 

Basics of EDS in SEM and Instrument Specific Training - July 18

1:00PM -4:00PM ET
13-1026 (The Zeiss Merlin SEM lab is in 13-1012 EM suite. You can get to 13-1012 through the black door at the west end of Build

This group training event will focus on the basic operation of the EDAX EDS available at Characterization.nano. This group training will cover theoretical background, software interface and strategies for Data collection. Users can bring their own samples for this training. SEM training is a prerequisite for this training. Full independent tool access will be granted upon completion of this training session.

Active MIT.nano user account is required to participate in this training. Please setup an account prior to registering for the training event.  

Basic SEM training is a prerequisite for this training.

Zeiss Merlin SEM training -July 18

10:00AM -12:00PM ET
13-1026 (The Zeiss Merlin SEM lab is in 13-1012 EM suite. You can get to 13-1012 through the black door at the west end of Build 9

This group training event will focus on the basic imaging and operation of the Zeiss SIGMA 300, Zeiss Gemini 450 and Zeiss Merlin SEM's available at Characterization.nano. Users will learn about specifics of the instrument configurations, different imaging detectors available and strategies for image quality improvement. Users can bring their own samples for this training. Full independent tool access will be granted upon completion of 2 additional one-on-one supervised use session that will be coordinated with the staff member during this small group training. 

Active MIT.nano user account is required to participate in this training. Please setup an account prior to registering for the training event. 

FAB.nano Wet Chemical Process Training - Jul 16

1-2:30pm
MIT.nano (12-4001)

The Wet Chemical Process Training provides an introduction for all work with liquid chemicals in Fab.nano. Completion is required for any use of fume hoods or wet benches (including solvents, hands-on training for spin coaters, corrosive hoods and wet benches).

The training is also a prerequisite for 24-hour access to the Fab.nano facility, as it provides the relevant safety foundations.

Quantum Design Inc. Magnetic Property Measurement System (MPMS-3) Introduction Training - July 16

MPMS
10:00AM -12:00PM ET
MIT.nano 13-4139

This group training event will focus on the basic theory and operation of the Quantum Design Inc. Magnetic Property Measurement System (MPMS-3). Users will learn about specifics of the instrument capabilities and strategies for data collection and data quality improvement. 

Please review the MPMS Introduction video prior to the training

After this session you can schedule time to run your sample(s).
 

Active MIT.nano user account is required to participate in this training. Please setup an account prior to registering for the training event. 

Characterization.nano New User Orientation - July 16

a walkway between two buildings
10:00AM – 11:00AM
MIT Zoom (link will be sent when registering)

Characterization.nano orientation provides an introduction to MIT.nano advanced measurement and characterization capabilities with emphasis on the state-of-the-art equipment located outside the MIT.nano cleanroom facilities and in build 13.

Completion is recommended to those interested in accessing Characterization.nano instrumentation located in the non-cleanroom spaces only. Those seeking to access metrology instrumentation located both inside and outside the cleanroom facilities, have to complete MIT.nano fab and metrology combined orientation. The MIT.nano characterization orientation components include:

  1. Broad overview of the different facilities and capabilities at MIT.nano. Emphasis will be made on advanced imaging and analysis capabilities;
  2. Background on how work is conducted on MIT.nano's shared equipment;
  3. Brief overview of characterization work safety rules;
  4. Virtual Tour through the different characterization lab spaces. Participants are encouraged to ask questions to relate MIT.nano capabilities to their research interests and needs.

After registering, you will get an email with zoom link to the orientation event.

FAB.nano New User Quick-Start - Jul 16

9am-noon
Fab.nano Cleanroom (12-3101)

All users without previous cleanroom work experience are required to take the quick-start training. Waivers for prior experience will be handled during the Fab.nano orientation.

The quick-start provides hands-on training to new users, by following through a simple 1-mask process in a small group. You will gain familiarity with entering the lab, handling samples, learn about deposition, lithography and etch tools, and how to verify process results.

An active MIT.nano user account is required to participate in this training. Please setup an account prior to registering for the training event.

Because we are working in the lab, please wear long pants and full shoes

Please have the Fab.nano Orientation completed before the quick-start event.

FAB.nano New User Orientation - Jul 15

1-1:30pm

The orientation consists of a series of self-paced videos to watch, and a 30-minute check-in over zoom, where we provide an introduction, answer questions about the lab & capabilities and how to get started, and check for any missing trainings. All cleanroom and packaging space users need to complete the orientation before card access can be granted.

Users with no prior cleanroom experience also take a half-day “quick-start” class, which provides a hands-on experience in core methods (deposition, lithography, etch). Users with prior cleanroom experience will receive a waiver during the orientation check-in. If you only need to use the packaging space (and not the cleanroom), the quick-start is not needed.

Registering for the orientation, you will get a chance to describe your general fabrication needs, helping us better understand each user’s goals and expectations. The registration form also contains a checklist to help you spot any missing EHS trainings.

After registering, you will get an email with a link to the videos to watch, and the zoom link to the orientation event.

Agilent 5100 DVD Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer Instrument Training (ICP) -July 15

ICP
1:00PM -3:00PM ET
MIT.nano 13-4148

This group training event will focus on the basic theory and operation of the Agilent 5100 DVD Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer 
Users will learn about specifics of the instrument capabilities and strategies for data collection and data quality improvement. This is usually two session <2hours each. During the first session we will run a DEMO samples and we will discuss your sample preparation. For your second session Instructor will assist you run your samples.  Second session will be scheduled at the end of this session. We will work together until we are both comfortable with your safe and successful operation of the instrument in a shared facility environment.  Full independent tool access will be granted upon completion of both training sessions.
 

Active MIT.nano user account is required to participate in this training. Please setup an account prior to registering for the training event.