• Outreach Support for Grant Proposals

    SMIF has leveraged NSF support to create field-tested outreach programs that can:

    • Seamlessly customize and integrate into your grant proposal
    • Show a direct link between your proposed research and the outreach content
    • Reach K12 students—including those underrepresented in STEM

     

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  • Scanning Electron Microscopy

    This image of a partially reacted rubidium cluster, which appeared on the cover of the Journal of Applied Physics, was taken on SMIF's scanning electronic microscope (SEM) by Chris Flower—a Duke undergraduate.

     

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  • Photolithography

    An optical mage of an active metamaterial array fabricated with photolithography.

     

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  • MicroCT Scanning

    A 3D print of 40-million-year-old primate jaw (Notharctus tenebrosus) scanned in SMIF's MicroCT scanner.

      

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  • Undergraduate Training

    Students make amazing things through the Undergraduate User Program (SUUP).

    Supported by the Lord Foundation, Duke students get a year’s worth of hands-on research experience through access to the extensive technological resources in SMIF.

     

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Cleanroom Fabrication, Materials and Device Characterization, and Imaging

SMIF OPEN to ALL users

Before access to SMIF is granted, a SMIF COVID-19 User Agreement (CUA) must be read, understood and signed by the user and their supervisor and returned to smif@pratt.duke.edu prior to entering the SMIF facility. Please submit the entire form not just the signature page.

Duke users: The Duke User CUA can be found by clicking here.

External Users: The External User CUA can be found by clicking here.   In addition, each day before coming to Duke University’s campus, all external users must complete an on-line screening checklist.   Instructions and a link to this checklist will be provided when we receive your signed CUA form and grant access

NEW EQUIPMENT RESERVATION RULES ARE IN EFFECT.   Click HERE for a copy of these rules.

SAFETY CLASSES and EQUIPMENT TRAINING NOW BEING OFFERED ON A LIMITED BASIS

SMIF is now offering the SMIF General Lab Safety and Procedures class and the Cleanroom Safety and Procedures class virtually via zoom.   The Wet Hood Training and Chemical Safety class will be offered in the near future. The schedule and sign-up for SMIF safety classes can be found here

Equipment training and certification is also being offered on limited equipment, following social distancing and lab occupancy rules for COVID.   SMIF has developed equipment training videos embedded into our operating procedures, and users are required to read through the operating procedure and watch the videos prior to the training in SMIF.   A table showing what equipment is available for training and who to contact can be found here.   This table will be updated periodically as additional equipment becomes available for training.

 

 

The Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) at Duke University is an interdisciplinary, shared resource open to Duke University researchers from all schools and departments—as well as to users from other universities, government laboratories and industry.

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Our NSF-Funded Network

SMIF is a member of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a National Science Foundation-funded site in the National Nanotechnolgy Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

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