UCF Physics

Shared Facilities – Business Plan

Shared Facilities – Business Plan 

The Shared facilities of the Physics department are:

Shared Facilities Lab 1 (SFL-1), Microscopy:A 600 sq.ft. lab in the 1st floor of the Physical Science building (Phase I). It includes the following operation equipment:

  • Two Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM).
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Shared Facilities Lab 2 (SFL-2):A 1,200 sq.ft. lab in the 4th floor of the Physical Science building (Phase II). It includes the following operation equipment:

  • UHV system with electron-beam/thermal metal evaporation.
  • UHV sputtering system.
  • Low-temperature Hall-effect magnetometry.
  • Photospectrometry
  • Plus some equipment coming from the OTC labs, to be inventoried and made operative.

Clean Room, Central Florida Nanofabrication Facility (CFNF):In the 4th floor of the Physical Science building (Phase II). It includes the following equipment:

  • E-beam evaporator
  • SAMCO Reactive Ion Etcher (RIE)
  • TRION ICP/RIE (MINILock II)
  • TRION PECVD (Orion II)
  • STS ICP etcher
  • Rapid Thermal Annealing / Furnace
  • Sputtering system
  • OAI Series 200 Mask Aligner
  • BRANSON/IPC Barrel Etcher
  • SPI-DRY™ Critical Point Drier
  • Headway PWM32-PS-R790 Spin Coater
  • Optical Microscope
  • Dektak 3 Profilometer
  • Branson B5510 Sonicator
  • West Bond 7400C Wire Bonder
  • Karl Suss Wafer scriber

Helium Liquifier:1st floor of the Physical Science building (Phase I).
Machine Shop:In the basement of the MAP building. It includes the following operation equipment:

  • Milling machines (3).
  • Lathes (3)
  • Band saw.
  • Drills, grinding wheel, and other machines are also available.

Usage and service fees: Two modes of operation will be followed by users of the facilities. Users are free to choose what mode works better with their particular needs. Users of the liquefier are required to subscribe to Mode 1.

  • MODE 1 – Users paying a flat annual fee: Users subscribed to this mode will contribute with a flat annual fee of $1,500 and will have preferred access to all the facilities, and be charged lower usage and service fees (as specified in the table below).
  • MODE 2 – Users not paying the annual fee: These users will have access to the facilities and pay standard usage and service fees.

The proposed fees will be implemented for one year, starting in January 2012. The first year will be used as an evaluation period and adjustments may be done in subsequent years.

Management: The facilities will be managed by the Shared Facilities Committee. The operation, maintenance and service plan of the facilities will be performed by David Bradford (for the Machine Shop) and the facilities technician (Guy Zummo).

In addition, super-users will be appointed for each instrument within the facilities. Users should contact the super-users or technicians for the use of any facility. The current super-users are: 

LIST OF SUPER-USERS

Lab Equipment Super-user e-mail
SFL-1 AFM Firoze Haque fhaque@physics.ucf.edu
SEM Imen Rezadad imen@knights.ucf.edu
SFL-2 e-beam evaporator Simran Singh ssingh@knights.ucf.edu
Hall-effect Ishigami (temporal) ishigami@physics.ucf.edu
CFNF Gold sputter Imen Rezadad imen@knights.ucf.edu
SAMCO RIE Farnood Rezaie farnood_rezaie@knights.ucf.edu
TRION ICP/RIE Pedro Figueiredo figueiredo.p.n@knights.ucf.edu
TRION PECVD Pedro Figueiredo figueiredo.p.n@knights.ucf.edu
E-Beam Evaporator Evan Smith evansmith@knights.ucf.edu
STS ICP etcher
RTA/Furnace Monas Ahahzad m_shahzad@knights.ucf.edu
Headway Spin Coater Javaneh Bouramand javaneh@knights.ucf.edu
Sputtering System Evan Smith evansmith@knights.ucf.edu
Barrel Etcher Javaneh Bouramand javaneh@knights.ucf.edu
Critical Point Drier Imen Rezadad imen@knights.ucf.edu
Westbond wire bonder Janardan Nath janardan.nath@knights.ucf.ed
Karl Suss Wafer Scriber Pedro Figueiredo figueiredo.p.n@knights.ucf.edu
Optical Microscope Deep Panjwani deep_panjwani@knights.ucf.edu
DekTak 3 Profilometer Evan Smith evansmith@knights.ucf.edu
LIQUIFIER Mehmet Yesiltas myesiltas@knights.ucf.edu
Hajrah Quddusi hajrah_moin@knights.ucf.edu

MACHINE SHOP

Purpose:  To provide material machining and fabrication services to the UCF academic community.

Hours:   The shop will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Approved operators will get after-hour access to the shop.

Costs and Services: (M-1,2 = Usage modes 1,2)

Machine/Shop use:          $5/hr (M-1)  $20/hr (M-2).  (Must be an approved operator)

Operator/service fees:        $20/hr (M-1)  $30/hr (M-2).

Material:                        $ cost + 10% (or provided by user)

Cleanup fee:                    $20 per incident (no fee if cleanup is done by user)

Client Base:

The Physics Department Machine Shop exists primarily to support Physics research and operations.  Work done to directly support the Physics Department curriculum will not be subject to Operator fees or the 10% material add on fee.

Work Management and Fee Collection:

Work shall be prioritized by the Shop Engineer and will follow these general guidelines:

  1. Classroom support
  2. Physics Research (M-1 users)
  3. Physics Research (M-2 users)
  4. All other work

Fee collection:

For jobs subject to fee collection, a work request will be completed before hand.  The scope of the work, materials needed and machines to be used will be specified.  A sketch or drawing with dimensions will be included for detailed work.

A work order number will be assigned by the Shop Engineer.   Estimated time and costs will be calculated.  Prior to work commencement a departmental account number or method of  payment  shall be provided.

When the work is finished the Shop Engineer will check the project to ensure it meets the requested specifications.  All tools and machines will be cleaned and inspected for ware or damage and, if necessary, additional repair or replacement fees will be added to the work order.  Note:  Some ware and tear is normal in machine operations and the additional fees, if any, will be assessed only if excessive ware or breakage occurs due to improper machine use.

A receipt will be provided at the time of payment.

Shop Administration:

Records of all shop operations shall be the responsibility of the Shop Engineer and as a minimum shall include:

Copies of all Work Requests

Copies of all Receipts

Copies of all Material Requests

A summary record of all fees collected

A summary record of cash on hand

 

SHARED FACILITIES LABs (SFL-1 and SFL-2)

Purpose:  To provide basic physical characterization services to the UCF academic community.

Hours:   The Labs will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Approved operators will get after-hour access to the Lab.

Costs and Services:

SFL use:                        $10/hr (M-1)  $50/hr (M-2).  (Must be an approved operator)

Operator fees:                  $20/hr (M-1)  $70/hr (M-2)

Material:                        $ cost + 10% (or provided by user)

Maximum monthly charge on general usage fee (beyond the lab access fee) is $1500 per member and maximum monthly charge for the SFLs use is $1500 per member.

Client Base:

The Physics Department shared facilities exist primarily to support Physics research and operations.  Work done to directly support the Physics Department curriculum may not be subject to the fees mentioned above.

Work Management and Fee Collection:

Work shall be prioritized by the Shared Facilities manager and will follow these general guidelines:

  1. Classroom support
  2. Physics Research (M-1)
  3. Physics Research (M-2)
  4. Other

Fee collection: For jobs subject to fee collection, a work request will be completed before hand.  The scope of the work, materials needed and machines to be used will be specified.  A work order number will be assigned by the Lab manager.  Estimated time and costs will be calculated.  Prior to work commencement a method of payment shall be provided. A receipt will be provided at the time of payment.

Lab Administration:

The shared facilities will be administered by the Lab manager, who will report to the Shared Facilities Committee and the Department Chair.

* Special usage policies and training procedures apply to ensure the proper use of some of the equipment in the SFLs, and will be provided upon request.

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA NANOFABRICATION FACILITY (CFNF)

Purpose:  CFNF will be a regional user facility which enables fabrication of the state of the art nanoscale electronic, mechanical, spintronic, and optoelectronic devices for nanoscale fundamental and applied sciences. It consists on an ISO class 5 (FED STD class 100) cleanroom with the following instrumentation:

Cleanroom:

Lithography:                   Headway PWM32-PS-R790 Spin Coater

Suss Microtech MJB4 (Manual mask aligner for 4” masks)

Etching:                         Trion Phantom III RIE/ICP

Trion Orion III PECVD

STS MESC Multiplex ICP

SAMCO Desktop RIE

Branson Barrel Etcher

Solvent Processing:         2 wetbenches

Deposition:                    Multipocket electron beam evaporator

Trion Orion III PECVD

Characterization:             DekTak 3 profilometer

Nikon Labphoto optical microscope

Sample Preparation:         Lindbergh 3” furnace

Heat Pulse Rapid Thermal Annealer

Packaging:                     Westbond wedge bonder

Karl Suss wafer scriver

Outside Cleanroom:

Sample Preparation:         4 traditional chemical fumehoods

Fee Structure: The users are to be separated into three categories: UCF users, academic affiliates, and industrial affiliates.

Costs and Services:

CFNF use:                     $10/hr (M-1)  $50/hr (M-2).  (Must be an approved operator)

Operator fees:                  $20/hr (M-1)  $70/hr (M-2)

Material:                        $ cost + 10% (or provided by user)

Maximum monthly charge on general usage fee (beyond the lab access fee) is $1500 per member and maximum monthly charge for the cleanroom use is $1500 per member.

Academic and industrial affiliates: Academic affiliates are defined as users from other academic institutions in the United States. Industrial affiliates are defined as private profit institutions or coorporations.

Fees for academic and Industrial affiliates:

Lab Access Fee: $3,000 per year (academic aff.), $15,000 (industrial aff.)

General Lab Use: $10 per hour

Cleanroom Use: $40 per hour

Technician Services: $70 per hour

 

HELIUM LIQUIFIER/RECOVERY SYSTEM

Purpose:  To provide liquid Helium to researchers in the Physical Science building.

Hours:   The liquefier will be operated in continues mode. Liquid Helium will only be dispensed from 8am to 5pm during business days. Authorized trained users will have access during the weekends.

Costs and Services:

The liquefier will be only available for Mode-1 users. The user’s lab should be conditioned appropriately in order for the Helium recovery process to function properly. Details oshould be given upon request.

Usage* fee:                      $1.5 per liter of liquid He dispensed.

He not recovered** will be charged at the current market price.

Client Base:

The Physics Department shared facilities exist primarily to support Physics/Chemistry research and operations.  Work done to directly support the Physics or Chemistry Departments curriculum may not be subject to the fees mentioned above.

Work Management and Fee Collection:

Helium will be exclusively dispensed to Mode-1 users. Usage will be monitored by the lab manager to ensure a proper use of the recovery system. The goal is to recover the maximum amount of dispensed Helium. Users with an excessive waste of Helium may see their user right cancelled.

Fee collection: Usage fees will be collected monthly. A service log file will be continuously maintained and readings of the flow meters will be practiced once a month.

Lab Administration:

The Helium liquefier/recovery system will be administered by the Lab manager, who will report to the Shared Facilities Committee and the Department Chair.

* Special usage policies and training procedures apply to ensure the proper use of the liquefier/recovery system, and will be provided upon request.

** The Helium not recovered will be calculated from the difference between the Helium dispensed at the liquefier room and that recovered at the user’s lab, according to the individual’s flow meter reading. Losses during transportation or due to improper liquid transferring procedures will be the responsibility of the user, and will be charged at market price. The market price of liquid Helium is currently around $5/liter.

TABLE OF USER FEES

    

Mode 1 user

Mode 2 user

Materials

Other

SFL-1 (microscopy)

 

Usage fee

 

$10/hr

$50/hr*

$cost + $10 or provided by user

*For AFM users without their own head, there will be an extra $20 charge.

 

Operator fee

 

$20/hr

$70/hr

SFL-2

 

Usage fee

 

$10/hr

$50/hr

$cost + $10 or provided by user

 

Operator fee

 

$20/hr

$70/hr

CFNF

 

Usage fee

 

$10/hr

$40/hr

$cost + $10 or provided by user

*special fees apply to academic or industrial affiliates

 

Operator fee

 

$20/hr

$70/hr

Machine Shop

 

Usage fee

 

$5/hr

$20/hr

$cost + $10 or provided by user

$20 clean-up,

per incident

 

Operator fee

 

$20/hr

$40/hr

Liquifier

 

Dispensed

 

$1.5/liter

N/A

-

Flow meters and special manifolds must be installed in the user’s lab

 

Wasted

 

Market price (~$6.5/liter)

N/A