Advanced Materials: TechConnect Briefs 2015Advanced Materials TechConnect Briefs 2015

Nanoscale Materials Characterization Chapter 1

Imaging and Analysis at the Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems

A. Magyar
Harvard University, United States

pp. 59 - 62

Keywords: materials, characterization, user facilities

University-based shared experimental facilities are tremendous assets, serving the local academic needs as well as providing access to equipment and expertise for neighboring companies, both small and large. Properly managed, such a facility can serve as the technological foci for a community, serving to stimulate research growth and investment in the area. The Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), with its state of the art clean room and advanced imaging facilities serves over 1500 users a year with about 15% of those users coming from corporate customers. This talk focuses on the Imaging and Analysis component of CNS, describing the infrastructure, management, and interactions with industrial collaborators, vendors, and customers.