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21 Feb 2017 - Calendar
booking becoming unreliable
We have noticed that an increasing number of users signed up the tool but
failed to show up. This is unacceptable, because the no-show booking
is blocking another user from using the machine. Some deleted their
bookings a few hours or a few minutes before the reserved time slots and
hoped that no one noticed. Well, we do notice, and we are keeping
track of who is doing this. Those who continue to disregard the
honour system will soon lose their machine privilege.
the WATLab FAQ regarding
booking cancellation policy.
If you are not sure whether your samples will be ready at the time of your booking, we suggest that you do not book ahead. Instead, you should try a "walk-in", i.e. check if the machine is free at the time you wish to use the tool and if it's free, then you can just go ahead and use it until the next reserved time. If you make a reservation on the calendar, we and all other users expect you to show up.
Feb 2017 - LEO resuming normal operation - Ultra resuming
The FE source in the LEO has been replaced and the system appears to be
functioning close to spec. There is a minor change to the setup.
The EDS system still needs some calibration (use at your own risk) but the
SEM imaging is good.
Please see one of WATLab staff before startup.
24 Jan 2017 - LEO system down - After 2.9 year, the FE source in the LEO is finally gone. We have contacted the engineer and help is on its way. Hopefully, we can get this back up as soon as possible. Please watch this space for further news. In the meantime, please see if your work can take advantage of the environmental SEM.
Jan 2017 - Happy New Year !
WATLab remains Canada's premier advanced materials research lab that
supports multi-mission research with state-of-the-art and unique tools.
WATLab will try to survive better this year under an increasingly hostile
local operating climate. We don't expect significant changes to our
toolset this year, except to bring the new Raith IonLine system online and
into user service. This is Canada's first and only ion beam
lithography system (one of just a handful in the world) and we hope to
enable new device sciences with this new tool. We will also try to
resolve ongoing stability issues with the Ultra and to complete system
upgrades for the ESCAlab.
Looking for an exciting graduate or undergraduate research project in nanosciences and nanotechnology? Please contact email@example.com for further information.
TOOLSET & SERVICE
Established with funding support from Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Province of Ontario in 1999, WATLab is the first multidisciplinary materials research centre in Canada's Technology Triangle. WATLab offers a complete toolset for advanced materials research and emerging technology development. Most of our instrument systems are state-of-the-art and some are unique in Canada, and they include:
We offer pay-per-use service for both academic and industrial users at competitive rates, with our expert operators providing sample characterization measurement (and analysis). For a selected number of tools (e.g. SEM), we also provide training to allow the users to access the tools through a self-serve booking system.
To submit samples for analysis, please fill in Form A (and Form B for University of Waterloo users) above, and contact the respective technical specialists. For all other enquiries and guided lab tours, please contact manager .
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