Updates for the User Community

inputs from the CFN User Office

Grace Webster

Grace Webster

Colder weather is upon us, so there is always the possibility of a snowstorm that could impact Brookhaven Lab openings. In the event of a delayed opening or closure, updates are announced through www.bnl.gov and (631) 344-INFO (4636).

Upcoming CFN Deadlines

  • The next submission deadline for new proposals is January 31, 2018. Proposals submitted during this call will be considered for the May–August 2018 cycle.
  • There will be a major change in the submission deadline for requests for additional time. Starting January 31, 2018, this deadline will coincide with the deadline for new proposals.
  • After-hours access for the current cycle will expire at midnight on December 31, 2017. If you need to extend your after-hours access for the next cycle, please call or email your CFN point of contact for authorization. Please remember that working with hydrofluoric acid and exchanging pyrophoric, flammable, or toxic gas cylinders are not authorized during after hours. 

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General Reminders

  • Do not forget to complete a user satisfaction survey. For our annual report to DOE, we provide your feedback to the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Your survey responses also allow the CFN to identify areas for improvement.
  • Keep us informed of your awards, honors, and publications. Publicizing your discoveries and professional achievements helps us raise the profile of CFN, attract top scientists from around the world, and secure ongoing funding, especially during this time of budget uncertainty.
  • The following acknowledgement must be used when referencing work performed in whole or in part at the CFN: This research used resources of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, which is a U.S. DOE Office of Science Facility, at Brookhaven National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-SC0012704.

Safety Reminders

  • Access to CFN laboratories is through authorized badge access only. Piggybacking onto someone else’s access is a violation of CFN rules. If you lose access, contact the CFN User Office.
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CFN User Office or any of the CFN staff. We are here to help and to ensure you are safe when conducting your work.   

On behalf of the entire CFN family, we wish you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous New Year! We thank you for your continued support of and engagement with the CFN. 

—Grace Webster
User Program Administrator and Outreach Coordinator

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