Updates for the User Community

inputs from the CFN User Office

Grace Webster

Grace Webster

Upcoming Deadlines

  • The next submission deadline for new proposals and requests for additional time for the May–August 2020 cycle is January 31. Please send your submissions through the online CFN User Proposal System.
  • After-hours access at the CFN is authorized on a cycle-by-cycle basis. If you would like to apply for after-hours access or extend your current access, please log in to your Facility Online Management account or complete the request form. Please remember that working with hydrofluoric acid and exchanging pyrophoric, flammable, or toxic gas cylinders are not authorized during after hours.

Upcoming Events

  • The CFN will participate in a conference booth at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, CO, from March 2–6, 2020. Do stop by our booth (#625) if you are attending. If you are giving a talk or presenting a poster, send us the title, date and time, and location so that we can encourage meeting participants to attend.
  • SAVE THE DATE! The annual NSLS-II & CFN Joint Users’ Meeting will be held from May 18–20. The planning committee is currently working on the agenda for the meeting and will inform the user community when detailed information is made available on the meeting website.
  • SAVE THE DATE! The CFN and NSLS-II will host a workshop for industrial researchers on May 28. Details will be provided as they become available.

User Science Publications and Highlights

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Some of the journal covers featuring CFN staff and user publications displayed on the second floor of CFN.

  • We encourage you to continue sending us high-resolution copies of publication covers that feature your papers or articles. Keep us informed of your awards, honors, and publications. Publicizing your discoveries and professional achievements helps us raise the profile of the CFN, attract top scientists from around the world, and secure ongoing funding, especially during this time of budget uncertainty.

General Reminders

  • Send us an email if you have completed or refreshed a training so that we can update your badge access.
  • Do not forget to complete a user satisfaction survey after your visit to the CFN. We provide your feedback to the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, our funding agency. Your survey responses also allow the CFN to identify areas for improvement.
  • 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 thank you for your continued support of and engagement with the CFN.

— Grace Webster
User Program Administrator and Outreach Coordinator

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